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Attack of the Zombies! Kansas Bathroom Issue Back from the Dead, Equality Protest Scheduled

2015 Sine Die Rally

Join Equality Kansas and friends on Wednesday, June 1, beginning at 10:00am at the Kansas State Capitol. Equality Kansas has reserved the ground floor of the Statehouse Rotunda to rally for the dignity and safety of transgender and gender non-conforming youth in Kansas.

Wednesday is supposed to be the final ceremonial day of the 2016 legislative session.  Instead of making farewell speeches and going home, the legislature that couldn’t pass a constitutionally required balanced budget has chosen to spend its time attacking trans youth.  Both the Kansas House and Senate are threatening anti-trans resolutions that will place our trans youth at risk.

These attacks by the Kansas Legislature expose trans and gender non-conforming youth to increased stigma, harassment, and violence; and increase the risk of trans youth suicide. Silence is not an option!

Our goals:

Stop Kansas from continuing its attacks on some of the most vulnerable people in our state.

  • Raise awareness about the struggles faced by trans and non-conforming young people in Kansas.
  • Call out those who continue to sacrifice gender non-conforming youth for political gain.
  • Share loudly a message to all transgender Kansans that WE’RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT!

Please note:  Statehouse policy prohibits signs and banners being carried inside.

ARRIVING AT THE CAPITOL:

The Kansas State Capitol is at 300 SW 10th St, Topeka, KS.

The public entrance is at the intersection of SW 8th and SW Van Buren in Topeka, KS [http://goo.gl/maps/X987F], on the north side of the Capitol building. Be prepared for airport-style security. All visitors must pass through a security checkpoint, and all bags are screened through an x-ray machine.

Parking can be difficult. For a good spot, plan to arrive in Topeka early.

-There is metered parking around the Capitol. The meters cost $1 per hour, accept quarters, and are limited from 1 hour to 10 hours depending on where you are parked. Overtime parking tickets are $8 for the first ticket, with fines increasing if you`ve had Topeka parking tickets in the past.

-There is additional parking in per-hour parking garages on 8th near Kansas Street [http://goo.gl/maps/2dbUj] and 9th near Kansas Street [http://goo.gl/maps/ZdK5A], within easy walking distance of the capitol.

-There is a two-hour parking lot southwest of the capitol at SW 10th and Topeka Blvd [http://goo.gl/maps/NQtzB]. If you plan to attend the rally only, this parking lot will be a good option for you.

Questions or comments, call Equality Kansas, 316-683-1706, or email info@eqks.org

 

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