Protesters rally to restore transgender health benefits for UA employees

Posted: March 5, 2017 at 1:09 a.m.

Shannon Hart (front row, left), student president of the University of Arkansas PRIDE group, and Jessica Stephenson lead marchers.

The University of Arkansas is discriminating against its transgender staff or their transgender dependents by excluding gender dysphoria health care coverage, according to advocates who want the policy reinstated.

Keghan “Taffy” Kavanaugh, a University of Arkansas student from Springdale, joins in a chant Saturday in front of the Washington County Courthouse dur...

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PRIDE is organizing a viewing of Angels in America, a play examining AIDS and homosexuality in 1980s New York City. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the university’s Global Campus auditorium at 2 E. Center St. in Fayetteville. For more information, contact PRIDE by email at

Source: Staff report


PRIDE is circulating a petition asking the University of Arkansas System board of trustees to reinstate transgender health benefits for system employees. The petition can be found at

Source: Staff report

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