Kansas City Trans Students Confront Rising Threats Despite Day Of Visibility

Readers shouldn't expect to find too much sympathy from Internets commentary.

Sadly . . . The the world is full of bullies by way of online keyboard warrior taunting OR slapping people at the Oscars.

Accordingly, we merely check the declaration and one of many complaints . . .

"March 31 is Trans Day of Visibility so we’re promoting this story again for LGBTQ+ students in and around Kansas City in need of support.

"Students in some Kansas City area schools have been noticing a disturbing trend: comments or incidents that negatively target members of the LGBTQ+ community. Monday night, Kansas City’s LGBTQ Commission held an emergency meeting to discuss this issue, which includes five incidents in the past few weeks alone.

”Young people need to know that there are services available to them if they need it, and that it does get better,” said Amy Gray, assistant executive director of the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, an LGBTQ+ advocacy group. “There are people in the community working really hard to make it better.”

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