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  • Montenegro: Gay pride event urges less violence, more rights - Wichita Eagle September 23, 2017
    Wichita EagleMontenegro: Gay pride event urges less violence, more rightsWichita EagleAbout 200 people have gathered at an LGBT pride event in Montenegro urging more rights and zero tolerance for violence against gay people in the conservative Balkan country. Participants held banners with sayings such as "Proud my son is gay" and "My ...and more »
  • These high school students in Kansas staged a sit-in to stand up for trans people - LGBTQ Nation September 22, 2017
    LGBTQ NationThese high school students in Kansas staged a sit-in to stand up for trans peopleLGBTQ NationAbout 200 students were part of a senior class group conversation on the messaging app GroupMe. At first, the conversation was about clothes, but then some students made transphobic remarks. One student said, “if a tranny fights you is […]
  • When this Kansas football team made negative trans comments, students rebelled - Outsports September 22, 2017
    OutsportsWhen this Kansas football team made negative trans comments, students rebelledOutsportsStudents at a Kansas high school have banded together to speak out against comments made by other students, including members of the school's football team, that they say demeaned transgender people, including their peers. The anti-trans comments ...
  • Judge rejects couple's argument for refusing gay customers - Kansas City Star September 21, 2017
    Kansas City StarJudge rejects couple's argument for refusing gay customersKansas City StarA federal judge has dismissed a Minnesota couple's lawsuit challenging a state law for the right to refuse to shoot wedding videos for same-sex couples. Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim in Minneapolis dismissed Carl and Angel Larsen's case ...and more »
  • Transgender veterans build community in Kansas - Salon September 20, 2017
    SalonTransgender veterans build community in KansasSalonWichita, Kansas may not seem like a city that hosts pride parades complete with rainbow flags, balloons and banners. Kansas is traditionally known for its conservatism, not for people working on advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender ...

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  • Bi Visibility Day: You're the reason there aren't many bisexual celebrities - Metro September 23, 2017
    MetroBi Visibility Day: You're the reason there aren't many bisexual celebritiesMetroWhilst we've come a long way in accepting gay men, even the most progressive of progressives still struggle to accept bisexual men. Some feel that they might be able to 'help them accept themselves' as gay, rather than just understand they get hard for ...
  • “Techies Kill Queers” vs. “Making America Gay Again” - SF Weekly September 22, 2017
    SF Weekly“Techies Kill Queers” vs. “Making America Gay Again”SF WeeklyYou can be queer and work in the tech industry, of course. But whether you like or loathe Gay Shame's approach, the group's engagement with the issues is undeniably thorough. SF Weekly reached out to Gay Shame to see if they were aware that someone ...

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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