Members of the LGBT community are coming together at the statehouse for equality day in Topeka on Tueday. At 7:30 a.m. they’ll start setting up booths on the 2nd floor.
Members will talk to lawmakers about passing bills to make the community feel more comfortable. A big issue is having gender neutral bathrooms, along with having equal justice and fair treatment.
There will be a rally and march at 12:30 p.m.
The executive director of the Equality Center in Topeka says a recent survey was done and showed the LGBT community doesn’t feel safe.
“I was surprised by the results that a lot of LGBT fear the police department because they’re treated differently when they’re approached.”
The event is hosted by the organization Equality Kansas with a goal of spreading love, acceptance and equality.
Capital City Equality Center is a safe and inclusive place that supports, educates, and empowers the LGBTQ community, our allies, and our neighbors.
Trans Lifeline is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. (877) 565-8860.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. (866) 488-7386
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (800) 273-TALK (8255)