Since 1936, the ACLU has been a force for LGBTQ+ rights, and we are proud to keep that fight alive in Kansas. Even as the nation moves forward toward equality for all people, there are still many who seek to create unnecessary obstacles for people in the LGBTQ+ community. Kansans face discrimination because of their LGBTQ+ identities at their work, in their homes, and in the public sphere—and there are few laws in placed to protect them.
The ACLU of Kansas stands ready to fight discrimination against LGBTQ+ Kansans, whether that’s in the legislature, in the courts, or in the community. But we also know LGBTQ+ Kansans and advocates across the state are already in the fight, and want to be a resource and partner in that work. To that end, the ACLU of Kansas is in the process of building out a new LGBTQ+ Advocacy landing page that will house various resources and information related to LGBTQ+ Kansans’ civil rights—including toolkits explaining what LGBTQ+ Kansans’ legal rights are and how they can go about enforcing those rights.
Starting in early 2023, updated and new LGBTQ+ resources will be available on this landing page. The ACLU of Kansas plans to continue to expand its LGBTQ+ resources in this location throughout the coming years.
- Transgender 101 Guide
- Know Your Rights LGBTQ+ FAQ
- ACLU of Kansas LGBTQ+ Community & Advocate Survey Overview
- Protecting LGBTQ+ Students’ Rights at School Toolkit
- KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: The Rights of Transgender Students
- Blog: Expanding Protections for LGBTQ+ Kansans
- GLSEN 2021 NATIONAL SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY STATE SNAPSHOT: Kansas
- From Ally to Accomplice
- Blog: The Latest on Trans ID Rights
- Motion to Intervene: Kansas v. Harper (driver's licenses)
- ACLU of Kansas Condemns AG Kobach’s Attempt to Erase Court Order for Correct Transgender Birth Certificates
2023 Legislative Session Information
- Bill Tracker: 2023
- Mapping Attacks on LGBTQ+ Rights: Kansas
- SB 12: Criminalizing providing gender affirming care for transgender people 21 years old and younger and SB 233: Creating a civil cause of action to revoke the medical licenses of healthcare providers who provide gender affirming care to minors. Read our testimony here.
- HB 2238: Banning transgender girls from sports and opening girls and women up to unnecessary scrutiny and potentially invasive examinations. Read our testimony here.
- SB 180: Attempts to legally and rigidly define “biological sex” and exclude transgender and intersex people from accessing spaces such as bathrooms, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and more. Read our testimony here.
- SB 228 Amendment: Requiring sheriffs to categorize individuals held in Kansas jails. Read our testimony here.