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Kansas City Victory Leadership Summit to train LGBTQ leaders this Oct.

Earlier this month, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s anti-LGBTQ executive order made it clear that although the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, there is a lot of work left to do to support LGBTQ people across the country. States like Kansas are enacting policies that give businesses the license to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, showing that LGBTQ representation in government is more vital than ever. As LGBTQ people in the Kansas City region continue to fight for their rights, the Victory Institute is excited to announce the first Victory Leadership Summit will be held there this October.
The Kansas City Victory Leadership Summit will help trainees develop the skills needed to take next steps in public service. This day-long intensive training for LGBTQ leaders in Kansas City and the surrounding areas will be open to LGBTQ individuals who want to learn to make a difference in their communities through public service.
For more than two decades, Victory has trained thousands of LGBTQ leaders, including Kansas City Councilwoman-elect Jolie Justus. This free summit is designed for established and emerging LGBTQ leaders in Kansas and Missouri who are looking to take their skills to the next level.
Tailored specifically to the political climate faced by LGBTQ community leaders in the Midwest, trainees will engage on a range of topics, including:
Political campaigns and running for office
Messaging and organizing
Serving on boards and commissions
Obtaining public service appointments on the local, state, and federal level
The training will include the opportunity to learn how to become more involved in public service from local elected and appointed officials, Victory’s experts on appointed positions and running for public office, and organizations working for LGBTQ equality in Kansas and Missouri.
Apply today for the chance to join us at our Kansas City training Saturday, October 10th here.

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