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Young Adult LGBT Books

“My son is an avid reader and sometimes reads several books a week. After he came out to me, I felt that it was important for him to read books that are inclusive and that include characters who are like him. These books have meant a lot to my son. He loves to talk to […]

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Fundraising for a Transgender House in Topeka

I was recently approached by the founder of Planting Peace, the non-profit organization that created the Equality House across the street from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Although the Equality House is painted as the transgender flag one week each year, many in the trans community have asked for something more permanent. Now the […]

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Anti-Trans Bathrooms Bills in Kansas

There are two new bills pending in the Kansas legislature. Both will ban trans students in Kansas public schools from using the bathrooms that align with their gender. Trans girls will be forced to use the boys’ bathroom. Trans boys will be forced into the girls’. As written, these bills will provide special “accommodations” through […]

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What is SJR 39 in Missouri?

SJR 39 is a bill that would add LGBT discrimination into the state constitution by way of a public vote. Missouri Senate Democrats held a record-breaking 39 hour filibuster of the anti-LGBT bill. Unfortunately, the Senate still forced a vote on the bill, and it was passed out of the Senate in a vote of 23-9. SJR […]

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Missouri Senate Passes Religious Freedom Bill after Record 39 Hour Filibuster

Eight Missouri Democratic Senators conducted a record-breaking filibuster in an attempt to keep SJR 39 from passing. SJR 39 is a bill that will provide for a public vote to pass a law allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBT people on the basis of religious freedom. For 39 1/2 hours, Senators Maria Chapelle-Nadal, Kiki Curls, Jason Holsman, […]

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