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  • Trump's first month augurs stormy trans-Atlantic relations - Kansas City Star February 20, 2017
    Kansas City StarTrump's first month augurs stormy trans-Atlantic relationsKansas City StarAfter President Donald Trump's raucous first month in office, Europeans have reacted with demonstrations, counter-barbs and sheer angst that a century of trans-Atlantic friendship may be sinking. "Too much as happened," European Union leader Donald ...and more »
  • Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case - Kansas City Star February 16, 2017
    Kansas City StarWashington court rules against florist in gay wedding caseKansas City StarThe Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state's antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs. A lower court ...and more »
  • LGBT inclusion in sex education for Kansas public schools - KSNT February 16, 2017
    KSNTLGBT inclusion in sex education for Kansas public schoolsKSNTLAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – A gender equality group in Kansas is looking for lawmakers to bring big changes to the state. Those changes would be for all Kansas public schools to teach LGBT inclusive sex education to students. Kansas schools would have ...and more »
  • Parents of transgender students appeal to Trump on bathrooms - KAKE February 15, 2017
    KAKEParents of transgender students appeal to Trump on bathroomsKAKE(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this May 17, 2016 file photo, a new sticker is placed on the door at the ceremonial opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. Hundreds of parents across the country have call.and more »
  • NBA All-Star game spotlights LGBT oasis in the South - Kansas City Star February 14, 2017
    Kansas City StarNBA All-Star game spotlights LGBT oasis in the SouthKansas City StarThe city of Charlotte was supposed to host the All-Star game Sunday, but the NBA moved it to New Orleans when North Carolina passed "the bathroom bill," which limits protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. It also requires ... "We were ...Louisiana […]

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  • Tanzania threat to list gay people - BBC News February 20, 2017
    BBC NewsTanzania threat to list gay peopleBBC NewsThe threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals in Tanzania has been defended by the deputy health minister in a fierce row on Twitter. Homosexual acts are illegal in the East African nation and punishable by up to 30 years in jail. Those who ...Homophobia Explodes In Tanzania, […]
  • Let's Talk About Intersex - University Observer Online February 20, 2017
    University Observer OnlineLet's Talk About IntersexUniversity Observer OnlineWhile the last decade can be celebrated for its progressive nature in the rise to prominence of queer rights, it is arguable that intersex rights, and by extension those who are intersex, have been left behind. Intersex issues ... on intersex infants ...

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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