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GLAMA presentation: We’re Here, We’re Queer

February 18 | 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. presentation | Kansas City, MO Plaza Library | Free

Well before the famous 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City sparked the modern gay rights movement, Kansas City had its own active gay rights community that was a meaningful participant in the larger national movement. Post-Stonewall, the city’s emerging gay and lesbian community strove to provide venues and services to address the growing needs of its members. Stuart Hinds, head of the LaBudde Special Collections at the UMKC Libraries; Kevin Scharlau, History PhD. candidate at UMKC; and attorney Kay Madden hold a lively discussion of the history of LGBT advocacy in the Kansas City area. Co-sponsored by the The Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America at UMKC and the Kansas City Museum.

 

GLAMA FUNdraiser

March 12 | 8-10 p.m. | Hamburger Mary’s

Eat, drink and be, well, Mary! at GLAMA’s FUNdraiser March 12 at Hamburger Mary’s. You’ll play Hamburger Mary’s famous bingo with the wildest drag queen hosts you’ve ever seen. Bring your family, friends, coworkers and more and enjoy this fun-filled night. Your support at bingo will help preserve Kansas City’s FABulous LGBT history. The show can get a little risqué but it’s all about having fun while supporting Kansas City’s premiere LGBT collecting initiative.

 
         

 

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