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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KC Care Clinic Receives Federal Health Center Designation

The Kansas City CARE Clinic (formerly the Kansas City Free Health Clinic), a private, nonprofit community health center, was designated in August by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). With this designation, the clinic will receive annual federal funds of about $650,000, which will greatly expand […]

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Supporters Rally Around St. Louis Transgender Student

Transgender student Lila Perry is receiving support from the LGBT community in St. Louis after more than 100 fellow students walked out of classes to protest her use of the girls’ restroom and locker room. Click here to see KSDK’s report of the support rally.

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Kansas City Calls for Action after Trans Woman’s Murder

“The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, Una Lucha KC, The Justice Project and One Struggle KC call for action and healing in response to the murder of Tamara Dominguez, a transgender Latina woman, in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the 17th reported homicide of a transgender woman killed since January 1, 2015, according to the National […]

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Trans Woman Tamara Dominguez Murdered in Kansas City

The transgender community in Kansas City has been deeply hurt with the news that a transgender woman has been murdered. To add to the pain, Tamara Dominquez, a trans Latina woman, is misgendered in most local news outlets. Trigger warning for those who have dealt with violence or misgendering: KCTV5’s report “Transgender woman killed after […]

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Support for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has been a long-time supporter of the LGBT community, offering affordable, inclusive, and LGBT-affirming health services of many kinds. In fact, long before our movement became focused on educating health providers to be welcoming and inclusive, Planned Parenthood was already there for us. There are new efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in the […]

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5 Missouri Counties Still Not Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

Missouri has 114 counties, and as we’ve seen happen in many states, not all county clerks decided to comply with the Supreme Court ruling of June 26th stating that marriage is a fundamental right available to all Americans. Progress is being made, however, and we now have all but 5 counties issuing marriage licenses. At […]

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Kansas Agencies Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages

On Friday, June 26th, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of full marriage equality for all Americans.  Unfortunately, several counties in Kansas employ chief judges who refused to allow marriage licenses to be issued. Many couples were also denied requests to change their drivers’ licenses to reflect their legal names, and were told name changes won’t be allowed […]

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