March 4, 2013
How exciting! lgbtSr contributor, activist, writer, educator and force of nature Stephanie Mott has been named as the 2013 University of Kansas Pioneer Woman. The honor is presented by the University’s Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity. You can read about the Center here and its previous honorees here. So happy for Stephanie.
Here is an excerpt of the announcement she received about being this year’s recipient:
I am pleased to let you know that you have been selected as this year’s University of Kansas Pioneer Woman. Congratulations!!! This award honors exemplary KU women who have made historic contributions of local or statewide significance. You were selected by a committee of KU students, staff, faculty and alumnae for this honor due to your significant contributions to the state as an activist and advocate for LGBT rights. You are a role model and an inspiration!
Editor’s note: Stephanie has been an inspiration to me since I first read about her doing an equality tour around Kansas, reached out to see if she’d be interested in writing a column, and welcomed her as a regular contributor. Her columns are always among the site’s highlights for me. – Mark