Activist Stephanie Mott succumbs to illness

Stephanie Mott in Sept 2018. Photo by Robin Dorner.

Trailblazer and well-known activist Stephanie Mott succumbed to heart disease Monday, March 4. She purportedly had a heart attack in her home on Sunday, and subsequently died in a Topeka hospital today.

Mott was the founder of KSTEP, the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project which she founded in 2010 and was the author of God Loves Everyone (Including Me) A Transgender Journey of Faith and Discovery.

She hosted the Transgender Faith Tour in cities across The Gayly region where she spoke about being transgender and being loved by God.

She has truly made a better place for all LGBTQ+ Kansans in her message and work toward equality for all. She made a difference in many lives of people across the South Central region.

Mott was a former chair and current vice-chair of the Equality Kansas board of directors. A spokesperson for that group said, “Stephanie's leadership has helped define our organization and our mission.”

UPDATE: Funeral services for Stephanie Mott will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Topeka Performing Arts Center located at 214 SE 8th Ave. in Topeka. Additionally, there will be a Potluck Dinner held in honor of Stephanie on the same day from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of Topeka at 4775 SW 21st St. also in Topeka.

Copyright The Gayly. 3/4/2019 @ 7:37 p.m.