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Stephanie

Kansas

Kansas is one of the 31 states that legally discriminates against people like Stephanie.

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Can you imagine having to fear physical violence just for showing someone your driver’s license? This type of fear is common for Stephanie, a transgender1 woman living and working in Kansas.

Stephanie went to the Department of Health and Environment’s Office of Vital Statistics to update her birth certificate to reflect the gender she identifies with. Stephanie was born a man, but now lives her life every day as the woman she has long known herself to be. Because Stephanie lives as a woman, when she presents documentation that shows the opposite gender, she is open to discrimination – discrimination she is not protected from because she lives in the state of Kansas. Something as simple as show her ID often causes Stephanie tremendous fear and anxiety because her documentation still lists her as male.

This is the type of fear that made changing her driver’s license so vital to Stephanie. However, her request to change the gender listed on her birth certificate was denied by the deputy at the Department of Health and Environment, not once, but twice, keeping her safety and well-being in jeopardy.

Kansas is just one of 31 states where LGBT2 citizens can be fired from their jobs, evicted from their homes, or even denied services like medical treatment because of who they are or who they love.

1Transgender

People whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex assigned at birth.

2LGBT

LGBT is a common acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender.

Laws

Kansas is one of 31 states in this country that doesn't fully protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

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Kansas has passed 4 laws that actively harm LGBT people.

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In Kansas, LGBT people ...

  • Can be fired or denied a promotion

  • Can be evicted from their homes or denied housing

  • Can be denied service at public establishments, denied medical treatment, or even kicked out of restaurants or businesses

Kansas

2.9 Million

Kansas’s total population

67k

67,962

Total LGBT population

40% Of LGBT population raising children

41%

Of LGBT population raising children

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