In The News

Panhandle Equality hosts PRIDE event, sees continued growth

"Friends, families and strangers gathered together on Saturday, Aug. 18, in Frank Park to celebrate life, friendship and community. The fourth annual Panhandle Equality Panhandle Pride continues to grow each year, with more people coming together to support the LGBTQ+ community. Though the community has always had a lot of support, the picnic-style event celebrates the Panhandle’s diversity with a picnic open to all."

"There are cultural factors that put gay, lesbian and bisexual people at greater risk of health problems. Research shows that being a member of a marginalized population increases the odds of mental health issues, substance abuse, HIV and other medical concerns. There are also issues with having access to healthcare and instances of outright discrimination that make queer people less likely to seek help for illnesses or get preventative screenings."

Scottsbluff Star-Herald - June 21, 2017
"The ACLU of Nebraska announces the 2017 Transgender Voices Tour. Ashley Swartz, a farmer and volunteer firefighter from Malmo, will join the ACLU of Nebraska on the Transgender Voices Tour. Through her own experiences as a Transgender Nebraskan, Swartz will provide her perspective on the experiences of Nebraska’s transgender community."

Panhandle Equality Urges the LGBTQ Community to take the 2017 Community Health Survey
The Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) is looking for input for their 2017 Community Health Survey. Panhandle Equality is working with PPHD to ensure that the LGBTQ community is included in the survey. Please click on the graphic above or here to complete the survey in either English or Spanish. 

3rd Annual Panhandle Pride Named An Official Event of the 150th Nebraska Sesquicentennial Celebration
Panhandle Equality is proud to announce that our 3rd Annual Panhandle Pride has been recognized  as an Official Event of the 150th Nebraska Sesquicentennial Celebration. Visit their website at