Flint Hills Human Rights Project
The Flint Hills Human Rights Project is a non-profit in Manhattan, KS. We are all volunteers. We support the legal, political, social and educational needs of the community who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and their friends and family. This can be challenging because we are a small community in a conservative area. Our main project right now is having sexual orientation and gender identity added to Manhattan's human rights ordinance. This would make Manhattan only the second city in Kansas to protect the rights of gays and lesbians and the first to include gender identity. We don't want to seem only political. We sponsor educational programs and social events. Google Flint Hills Human Rights Project and you should see our Facebook page listed. It is open to the public, including non-Facebook members.
Our main target is person's living in the Manhattan area who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Second, it would be person's visiting or moving to Manhattan. We have a very unique demographic. Manhattan's population is just over 50,000. Of that, almost 20,000 are college students attending Kansas State University. We also have a large number of soldiers who are posted at Ft. Riley, just 15 miles from Manhattan. We obviously need to reach these younger populations, but we cannot at the expense of the local, more mature members of the community. The locals are our main financial source and to be honest, so much in the community is geared towards students that the locals often feel left out.
We need something eye catching that can be used as the masthead on our website, but then adjusted for letterhead and other uses. Because we are a nonprofit with little funding it needs to look good in black and white. Full color is preferred for the website.
We are very open to you being creative. With that in mind, here are some common images used locally. You are not required to use any of them. This is to give you a frame of reference or starting points.
The Flint Hills - Contrary to the common image of flat Kansas, we are in the Flint Hills Region. These are low hills with some of the last native tall grass prairie in North America.
The Sunflower - The sunflower is the state flower of Kansas. You can see how it was used in the attached file. It is a nice illustration of how we are part of the community, but add diversity to the community.
Kansas State's color is royal purple. It might be nice to reference, but we are not a part of the university.
The "Little Apple" - Manhattan has used this term for decades. It's obviously a play on Manhattan, New York's use of "The Big Apple."
Photos from our Facebook page may be used in the design.
Please stay away from common Kansas stereotypes. Specifically, do not use references to "The Wizard of Oz" or tornadoes. Or use very carefully.
However, incorporating a rainbow should be considered. It would help identify us as an lgbt support group.