Community Reading of Children’s Book “I Am Jazz”

Creating welcoming spaces for transgender and gender-expansive children and youth can start with something as simple as a conversation — between colleagues or neighbors, among educators in the teacher’s lounge, in classrooms and hallways, or in more formal settings like a community forum or schoolwide assembly. We know there’s a hesitancy sometimes to address transgender […]

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Missouri bill would restrict locker room use by transgender students

Because the war on marriage equality is over (for the most part…there are still a few holdout judges in Southern states trying to be difficult), anti-LGBT groups are now focused on peeing. Yes, peeing. Because that’s what people do in restrooms. Missouri is now on the list of states with new legislation being introduced to […]

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FDA to Gay Men: No More Ban, Kinda, Not Really

The FDA has issued a major change to the decades old rule of not allowing gay men to donate blood, but many question if this is still not good enough. They have stated blood donations will be allowed from gay or bisexual men who claim they have not had sex with another man in 12 […]

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The Time Is Now For LGBT Community To Enroll In Healthcare

          Don’t get stuck without health care in 2016. If you get sick, you’ll be on the hook for your medical bills AND may have to pay the penalty, which is up to $695 or 2.5% of your income (whichever is higher)! Plus, financial help is available. It doesn’t have to […]

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Free Screenings of “The Danish Girl” in Kansas City

See The Danish Girl — FREE! The Danish Girl depicts the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Einar and Gerda Wegener, whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become Lili Elbe, one of the world’s first transgender women to undergo Gender Confirmation Surgery.   […]

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LGBT Resource Center at MU

Mizzou is home to an incredible LGBTQ Resource Center and it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! The Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Resource Center opened in 1995 to provide support to LGB students. It has since expanded services to support the trans and queer communities, as well. The Resource Center manages a variety of events […]

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Life, Gender, and the Pursuit of Happiness

This is the coming out story of our very own Kansas City chapter Vice President! (Content warning: this post contains talk of deep depression and talk of self harm.) Picking up a few paragraphs in… I was always pretty smart. I did well in my classes. As in the ones I enjoyed, Bs in the […]

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LGBT Regional Summit Hosted by the White House

Members of the LGBT community from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa gathered together in St. Louis on September 30th to discuss a variety of issues in a regional summit hosted by the White House and Department of Health and Human Services. On hand for panel discussions were representatives of the SBA, USDA, Department of Justice, […]

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Crowd Supports Trans Teen at Rally Against Hate Group

The hate group, which we all know, will not be named. They don’t deserve public recognition for their deeds. Lets just say they are a family who claims to be a church, and they reside across the street from the Equality House in Topeka. They came to Kansas City October 1st to protest transgender homecoming […]

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Ty Herndon to Perform in Kansas City

In November of 2014, Ty Herndon was the first major market male country artist to publicly come out as gay. Herndon received a wave of support that only strengthened his relationship with fans. Using his celebrity power for the better good, Herndon is in the planning stages of a new coalition called RALY (Rescue A […]

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