Kansas State Nays, Then OKs Trans Speaker
October 30 2009 10:38 AM EST
November 17 2015 5:28 AM EST
Students at Kansas State University who decided not to fund a campus visit by a transgender speaker have reversed their decision.
According to The Topeka Capital-Journal, Ryan Sallans is scheduled to speak after 50 students signed a petition, asking for him to come to the campus in Salina. An initial request to the Student Governing Association for $1,000 to fund Sallans's appearance was rejected. Eventually the association settled on spending $600 to bring Sallans to the campus. Students raised an additional $400 to supplement Sallans's fee and travel expenses.
"That says a lot about how much the student body wants to hear his message," said Shae Blackwell, the student body vice president and one of the students behind the effort to have Sallans speak on campus.