MCCOY'S

PHILOSOPHY

 

WE BELIEVE THAT

TRANS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS.

The Haus of McCoy is a community hub for queer and trans youth of Lawrence, KS. The need for community is now more important than ever. We strive to build a community that allows queer and trans youth to thrive, where they can be themselves, explore their passions, and be seen and valued for all that they are.

We value a no-strings-attached giving model — giving that is immediate and agile to meet the ever-evolving needs of our most marginalized populations.  

The Haus of McCoy seeks to provide a safer space for queer and trans youth to be in community and learn with one another and supportive adults.

Safety is one of our top priorities.

While all queer and trans folks are welcome, our organization holds Black trans poor disabled women

and youth at the center. 

HELLO. I'M CODY.

Cody Keith Charles (all pronouns) is a writer, facilitator, cultural critic and dreamer who critiques pop culture at the intersection of liberation and joy. Cody enjoys trash TV, spending time with beautiful Black queer people and loving on their dog, Monét. 

In Cody's words, "this project is for Treese - the most liberated person I've known."

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Bulaong Ramiz

Darren Canady

Aramis Watson

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Haus of McCoy, 2021

FOUNDED AND RUN BY

BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITY LEADERS AND ALLIES WHO BELIEVE TRUE EQUITY EXISTS IN INTERSECTIONAL LEADERSHIP THAT CENTERS BLACK TRANS POOR DISABLED WOMEN AND CHILDREN.