Funeral services set for local LGBTQ activist Stephanie Mott

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Funeral services have been set for a Topeka LGBTQ activist who passed away last week.

Stephanie Mott, 61, suffered an unexpected heart attack Monday, March 4 and died at a Topeka hospital. According to her obituary from Dove Cremation and Funerals, Mott’s life will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.

Later at 5 p.m., a potluck will be held the same day at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on  Southwest 21st Street.

Mott was well-known in the local community and across the state as an activist for LGBTQ rights. Since 2007, Mott lived her life full time as a woman and became one of the leading voices for transgender rights.

She served as the founder and director of the Transgender Faith Tour, as well as the President and Executive Director of the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project. She also worked as a mental health clinician at Valeo Behavioral Health.

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