Courtney. 40. Lecompton, KS. June 2014.


“The guy that owns the property next to us is old-school – farmer from way back, and he’s always been really great.  We’ll take care of his horses, and he throws hay over for our goats, and he loves the goats and everything.

The most that I’ve ever really heard from him is, he’s like, “Yeah, you know, people, they talk, but I tell ’em, those girls – there’s nothing wrong with them.  I don’t know what you’re talking about. They’re great people.”  So, I had an in there, and I think that we’ve overcome a lot of prejudices just being good people, and it’s changing the mind set, just by being who you are and being genuine….

We’ve been told… that we’re just changing Kansas one family at a time. And it’s true. We just live our lives, and it comes back to us eventually.”

–Courtney.  40.  – Lecompton, KS – June 30, 2014

Courtney was born and raised in the MidWest.  She and her partner live in Lecompton, KS where they parent their son, and run a small goat dairy.  Courtney talks about growing up queer in the 1980s in Missouri, raising a family as an out lesbian couple in rural Kansas, and farming!

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