Video: How the Lawrence trans community remained resilient and proud in 2023

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Throughout 2023, the queer and transgender community in Lawrence celebrated pride and resilience in a variety of ways — from Lawrence’s annual Pride parade and the Trans Day of Remembrance to community events such as Camp Wood Fire and more.


Community members Ruby Mae Johnson, Sylvie Althoff and Arlowe Clementine reminisce on what brought them joy in the past year.

Video by Lane Rozin; photos by Molly Adams


Lane Rozin (he/they), a contributor to the Lawrence Times, is a student at the University of Kansas Schools of Journalism and Film. He is a graduate of Pittsburg High School, where he was the multimedia editor for the Booster Redux/Pitt Media in 2019-21. He is currently the arts & culture editor at the University Daily Kansan and a radio show host at KJHK. See more of his work for the Times here.

Molly Adams (she/her), photojournalist and news operations coordinator for The Lawrence Times, can be reached at molly (at) lawrencekstimes (dot) com. Check out more of her work for the Times here. Check out her staff bio here.

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