Kansas archdiocese denies enrollment to gay couple’s child

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) | A decision by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas to deny enrollment to the kindergarten child of gay parents has prompted thousands of people to sign dueling petitions.

The Kansas City Star reports a recent online petition supporting the archdiocese’s decision has received more 7,000 signatures. An earlier petition signed by almost 2,000 members of Kansas City-area Catholic parishes asks officials to change their minds.

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Watch: ‘Queer Eye’ season three has first lesbian makeover

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Queer Eye” dropped the trailer for its anticipated third season which shows that there are still plenty of firsts to be had for the reality show.

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness leave Atlanta, where the first two seasons took place, and head to Kansas City, Missouri to lend a helping hand.

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Kansas sees LGBT milestones, yet big change may come slowly

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) | Kansas will swear in its first two openly LGBT state lawmakers next month and the new Democratic governor promises to end a ban on discrimination over sexual orientation or gender identity in state hiring and employment decisions once she takes office.

Yet other goals for LGBT-rights activists, such as expanding the state’s anti-discrimination law covering landlords and private employers, might not be much closer to fruition — despite a historic national wave of victories by LGBT candidates and Gov.-elect Laura Kelly’s promise to break with Republican predecessors on policy.

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Kansas City-area universities add gender-inclusive housing

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas have joined a growing list of colleges that are setting aside housing for students who don’t identify with a specific gender.

The two universities each have assigned housing for more than 20 students who might be transgender, transitioning from their birth gender or who don’t fit into the traditional idea of male or female roles. More than 200 universities across the country have made similar arrangements, The Kansas City Star reported.

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Kansas group plans to commemorate 50th anniversary of gay rights meeting

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City group is making plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a national gathering of LGBT activists that is credited with helping to kick off the gay rights movement.

In February of 1966, the activists gathered at a downtown Kansas City hotel. The meeting led to the “The Phoenix Society for Individual Freedom,” which opened an LGBT community center and began a publication that was distributed nationally.

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