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  • Separate is never equal: What “Hidden Figures” says about America's trans bathroom debate - Salon January 19, 2017
    SalonSeparate is never equal: What “Hidden Figures” says about America's trans bathroom debateSalonFor anyone paying attention to the national debate over transgender people's use of bathrooms, that scene will seem awfully familiar. Fifty-five years later, we're still fighting about the basic dignity of marginalized groups — how trans people are ...and more »
  • Kansas House Committee Will Consider Halting Campus Carry - Diverse: Issues in Higher Education January 18, 2017
    Kansas House Committee Will Consider Halting Campus CarryDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationTOPEKA, Kan. — Several Kansas lawmakers are seeking to weaken a law that will allow concealed guns on state college campuses starting this summer. A bill introduced Tuesday would permanently exempt several types of health care facilities and colleges ...and more »
  • Chelsea Manning: a potent symbol for transgender Americans - KAKE January 18, 2017
    Kansas City StarChelsea Manning: a potent symbol for transgender AmericansKAKEDean Spade, a transgender law professor at Seattle University School of Law, hailed Manning as "an immensely important figure for the trans movement and for the broader LGBT movement." Manning faced conditions in prison that denied her ... Shannon ...Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to […]
  • DeVos: Won't dismantle public schools as education secretary - Kansas City Star January 18, 2017
    Kansas City StarDeVos: Won't dismantle public schools as education secretaryKansas City StarLGBT groups also have protested Trump's choice of DeVos, saying she has funded conservative religious groups that promote what they consider to be traditional family values, including one organization that supports conversion therapy — counseling of ...DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes […]
  • Kansas House member pursuing bill on transgender students - KWCH January 17, 2017
    Topeka Capital JournalKansas House member pursuing bill on transgender studentsKWCH(AP) A conservative Kansas House member says he's drafting a bill to require transgender students in public schools to use bathrooms associated with their genders at birth. Republican Rep. John Whitmer of Wichita said Tuesday his bill also would impose ...New Kansas bathroom bill prompts concern over […]

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  • Keep the Anger, Lose the Hate November 15, 2016
    Anger is a powerful tool. If nothing else, this election proved that fact. Trump ran a hateful, angry campaign, and it paid off very well for him. The impulse to spew all that hate right back into his orange, pudgy little face is alarmingly strong. Succumbing to this temptation is satisfying too. The only thing […]
    Sam Danley
  • How KC Played a Role in LGBT History October 25, 2016
    The Stonewall riots, which took place in New York City during the summer of 1969, are generally considered the spark that ignited the gay liberation movement. While there’s no denying the importance of Stonewall, many people often overlook another event that also played an important role in the emergence of LGBT activism. The first ever […]
    Sam Danley