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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Our Trans Loved Ones: Q&A Resource from PFLAG

The conversation about people who are transgender was just taken to a whole new level of engagement and interest with the unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner on Vanity Fair. There are more questions being asked, more people interested in educating themselves, and as always, PFLAG is a valued resource for answers! Today, we’re proud to announce […]

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June is PRIDE month!

Too many people associate Pride events with a big party, sometimes a wild party that is too risque for kids to attend. But there’s more to celebrating LGBT pride than a weekend hangout with loud music and rainbow-colored knick-knacks. There’s a lot for the LGBT community to celebrate, buy why do we come together and […]

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Kansas City businesses recognized at the 9th Annual Corporate Celebration of Equality

On April 8th, HRC Kansas City hosted the 9th Annual Corporate Celebration of Equality honoring major Kansas City area employers committed to LGBT equality in the workplace. The event attracts employers committed to equality from states all across the Midwest. Twenty-four companies in total were recognized for their Corporate Equality Index (CEI) score running the gamut […]

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