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  • Whirligig sculptor MT Liggett dies at age 86 - The Garden City Telegram August 20, 2017
    The Garden City TelegramWhirligig sculptor MT Liggett dies at age 86The Garden City TelegramMarci Penner is executive director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, Inman, which showcases the people and places of Kansas. For years, she drove by the sculptures without encountering Liggett. ... M.T. Liggett served in the military before returning ...
  • Kansas cracks down on drunk drivers - The Garden City Telegram August 20, 2017
    Kansas cracks down on drunk driversThe Garden City TelegramOver the last few years, arrests stemming from motorists driving under the influence have taken a dip throughout Harvey County. In 2014, there were 168 such arrests reported by the combined county law enforcement agencies. That number dipped to 153 in ...and more »
  • Missouri school apologizes for censoring gay teens' yearbook quotes - UPI.com August 19, 2017
    UPI.comMissouri school apologizes for censoring gay teens' yearbook quotesUPI.comA school district outside Kansas City censored lighthearted quotes by two openly gay students in their senior yearbook. The district later apologized. Photo courtesy Human Rights Campaign-Kansas City via Facebook. Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A Missouri school ...and more »
  • Human Rights Campaign slams Kearney School District on Facebook over yearbook fiasco - Kansas City Star August 18, 2017
    Kansas City StarHuman Rights Campaign slams Kearney School District on Facebook over yearbook fiascoKansas City StarThe Human Rights Campaign-Kansas City rebuked Kearney School District officials for not apologizing publicly to gay graduates whose quotes were stripped from the 2017 yearbook. The HRC “would like to express its deepest disappointment in the outcome ...and more »
  • Transgender New Yorkers have new health insurance protection - Kansas City Star August 17, 2017
    Transgender New Yorkers have new health insurance protectionKansas City StarTransgender individuals in New York state have new protections when it comes to health insurance coverage. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says health insurers can't deny coverage based on gender identity. A state Department of Financial Services letter ...and more »

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  • Richard Simmons says he is not transgender in new court filing - Fox News August 20, 2017
    Fox NewsRichard Simmons says he is not transgender in new court filingFox NewsI am not transgender. I have never sought nor obtained any medical treatment or procedure designed to transition from male to female,” he says, according to the website. He also says he “never had breast implant surgery” and “never consulted with any ...I am […]
  • This Web Series Is Elevating The Lives And Stories Of Trans Men - HuffPost August 20, 2017
    HuffPostThis Web Series Is Elevating The Lives And Stories Of Trans MenHuffPostA popular web series ― one of the only projects of its kind that tells stories of transgender male experience ― is returning for a second season. The excellent first season of “Brothers,” which has been compared to “Girl” but “with trans guys,” is […]

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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