Advocacy and Activism

• Testimony in opposition of banning certain books by the Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library - 02/19/2009

• Testimony is support of transgender equality for the Lawrence Human Relations Commission - 08/27/2009

• Testimony in support of LGBT equality for the City Commission of Manhattan, Kansas - 07/06/2010

• In support of transgender equality/education for the Topeka Human Relations Commission - 07/12/2010

• In support of transgender equality/education for the Topeka Human Relations Commission - 08/02/2010

• Testimony in support of LGBT equality for the City Commission of Manhattan, Kansas - 08/24/2010

• Testimony in support of LGBT equality for the Human Rights and Services Board of Manhattan, Kansas - 10/14/2010

• Testimony against Voter ID Bill HB2067 - Kansas House of Representatives - Elections Committee - 02/02/2011

• Testimony is support of Anti-Discrimination Bill - Kansas Senate - Federal and State Affairs Committee - 02/08/2011

• Testimony against Voter ID Bill HB2067 - Kansas Senate - Judiciary Committee - 03/10/2011

• Testimony in support of LGBT equality - Manhattan City Commission - 05/17/2011

• Testimony in support of LGBT equality - Lawrence City Commission - 09/27/2011

• Testimony in support of creating a domestic partnership registry in Topeka - 11/07/2011

• Testimony in support of LGBT inclusion in Topeka Schools’ harassment and anti-discrimination policies - Topeka 501 School Board - 11/17/2011

• Testimony in support of LGBT equality - Salina City Commission - 02/06/2012

• Transgender educational presentation in support of LGBT inclusion in the Salina anti-discrimination ordinance - Salina Public Library - 02/27/2012

• Testimony in support of LGBT equality - Pittsburg City Commission - 02/28/2012

• Transgender educational presentation in support of LGBT inclusion in the Hutchinson anti-discrimination ordinance - Hutchinson Public Library - 03/25/2012

• Speaker - Kansas NOW Women’s Rights Rally - South steps of the Capitol - 04/28/2012

• Topeka Human Relations Commission - HRC unanimous approval to ask the City of Topeka to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the HRC purpose - 06/03/2013

• Topeka City Council - Added sexual orientation and gender identity to the purpose of the City of Topeka HRC (Passed, 6-2 vote) - 09/17/2013

• Topeka Human Relations Commission - Seeking HRC endorsement of a proposed Topeka ordinance adding gender identity to the City’s employment anti-discrimination policy, establishing same-sex health insurance benefits for City of Topeka employees, and creating a city-wide domestic partnership registry - 03/10/2014 (sent back to City for changes)

• Topeka Human Relations Commission - Seeking HRC endorsement of a proposed Topeka ordinances adding gender identity to the City’s employment anti-discrimination policy, establishing same-sex health insurance benefits for City of Topeka employees, and creating a city-wide domestic partnership registry - 04/07/2014 (sent back to City for changes)

• Topeka Human Relations Commission - Seeking HRC endorsement of a proposed Topeka ordinances adding gender identity to the City’s employment anti-discrimination policy, establishing same-sex health insurance benefits for City of Topeka employees, and creating a city-wide domestic partnership registry - 05/05/2014 (ordinances endorsed)

• City of Topeka City Council - 05/20/2014 - Ordinances adding gender identity to the City’s employment anti-discrimination policy, establishing same-sex health insurance benefits for City of Topeka employees, and creating a city-wide domestic partnership registry (ordinances passed)

• City of Topeka Budget Committee meeting - Spoke in favor of funding the Topeka Human Relations Commission as an investigative body - 05/28/2014

• City of Topeka Public Forum on selection of a new Police Chief - Spoke to having new Police Chief willing to have a dialog with LGBT community, establish a community liaison for LGBT issues - 06/09/2014

• Topeka NOW Protest of Hobby Lobby, Topeka - 07/19/2014

• Topeka Center for Peace and Justice Turnaround Tuesday LGBT Rally, Kansas Capitol Lawn - 09/30/2014

• Equality Kansas Rally, Kansas Capitol Steps - 02/14/2015

• Equality Kansas Rally Against Anti-Trans Legislation - Kansas State Capitol - 4/29/2016

• Testimony on Proposed Kansas Department of Health and Environment - Proposed Birth Certificate Regulations - Topeka, KS - 06/12/16

• Equality Kansas Rally Against Anti-Tran Legislation/Resolution - Kansas State Capitol Rotunda - 6/1/2016

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