Brother Garner Awarded Community Advocacy Scholarship

October 8, 2009

Dusty Garner has been awarded a Praxis Scholarship by the Flint Hills Human Rights Project (FHHRP) in Kansas. He is one of two individual to receive the award.

“We were very pleased by the high quality applications,” said Jonathan Mertz, chair of the FHHRP Board.  “Each will clearly continue to be leaders in the community.”

Since having been the victim of a hate crime, Brother Garner has become a voice for the community. Dusty has gone on to live in several cities around the country and, in each, has become involved in community service, focusing on HIV prevention and support for young gay men.

At Kansas State he has served as president of the Beta Mu chapter, has worked to establish a campus LGBTQ Resource Center and is currently president of Kansas State’s newly formed student organization, LGBTQ and More.

The Praxis Scholarship seeks to reward college students, both undergraduate and graduate, that have demonstrated positive reaffirmation for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, and questioning (LGBTTIQ) community through their service, artistic, academic/research, activism, or advocacy efforts. Students must attend a college or university in the Flint Hills region and meet academic requirements.

Congratulations to Brother Dusty Garner- continuing to make his presence known!