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Wichita State University is marking 40 years of having LGBT groups on campus.

Wichita State’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student group—called the Student Homophile Association—formed in 1976. It was just three years after the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its diagnostic manual.


A quiet vigil to remember the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando will take place downtown on Wednesday.

The Wichita Coalition Against Gun Violence will host a vigil to reflect on the 49 victims who lost their lives, as well as for those who were injured. The shootings occurred early Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Police killed the gunman.

Rev. Michael Poage, the vigil's organizer, says that the local community can come together after the tragic event.

Kansas LGBT Activist Responds To Orlando Massacre

Jun 13, 2016
Matthew Hodapp / KCUR

Gay rights activists and members of the LGBT community throughout Kansas and Missouri are in a state of shock in the wake of Sunday's massacre of at least 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida Saturday night. Stephanie Mott, State Vice-Chair of Equality Kansas, says people she’s spoken to are feeling a wide array of emotions.

LGBT Activists Rally Outside Kansas Statehouse

Feb 16, 2015
Cody Newill KCUR

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback rescinded protections for state employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity last week. But as Cody Newill reports, there’s one lawmaker who is trying to restore those protections.

The Topeka City Council approved two ordinances Tuesday to reduce discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. 

Ethics complaint against Jan Pauls dismissed; Democratic leaders expected to unveil jobs proposal Thursday at events across state; Feds ease Medicare restrictions.

Ethics Complaint Against Kansas Lawmaker Dismissed 

The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against a conservative Democratic House member.

The commission concluded Wednesday that Representative Jan Pauls of Hutchinson didn't intend to violate the law when she failed to list a rental property she owns on annual financial disclosure forms.