The midterms, besides being an opportunity to exercise your civic duty and vote, were an important reminder that social progress isn't linear. Once rights are attained through legislative reform and/or the transformation of social attitudes, they don't necessarily stay that way - but change remains possible. Someone who understands this phenomenon profoundly is Davis Hammet, an activist who first moved to Kansas in 2013.
His Facebook post about LGBTQ rights in the midwestern state has gone viral, and for good reason. Davis lies parallel the state of gay rights in Kansas and his work as an activist, beginning in 2013 when he painted the rainbow-colored Equality House directly across from the Westboro Church - a notorious hate group hostile to queer people.