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What is life like for LGBTQ folks in rural Kansas and Missouri? A Kansas City actor/writer and residents from Kearney, Missouri and Hiawatha and Hays, Kansas share their perspectives.


  • David Wayne Reed, Kansas City actor and writer
  • Mary Moeller, parent from Kearney, Missouri
  • Jake Wisdom, resident of Hiawatha, Kansas
  • Twig Deluje, native of Hayes, Kansas


Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at, or on Twitter.