Thomas Witt, Executive Director of Equality Kansas

Thomas Witt is the Executive Director of Equality Kansas, which works to secure equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Kansans. Witt began his activism in early 2004, after the Kansas Legislature narrowly defeated a constitutional ban on marriage equality. Following the eventual passage of the ban in 2005, he led the effort to unite Kansas’ divided LGBT activist groups into a single organization. Founded in October of 2005 as the Kansas Equality Coalition, Equality Kansas has grown from its original five chapters into a statewide organization including 11 chapters and nearly 2000 members.

Besides his role as director of Equality Kansas, Thomas is proud to have served on the boards of the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project, Wichita Pride, The Center of Wichita, and the Kansas National Organization for Women.

Prior to becoming a political activist, Witt had a 20-year career in information technology, which included jobs ranging from database developer, to network engineer and college instructor.

Thomas lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his life-partner Mike. Their daughter, Toni, is currently attending college in the Pacific Northwest.

Presentation Overview:

Kansas Legislature 2017 and Beyond: What it Means to Transgender Kansans

Thomas Witt, Equality Kansas executive director, will lead a discussion on legislation in the 2017 Kansas legislative session and what the future holds in store.

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