Gay and Lesbian History Trolley Tour
Saturday, October 15 | Due to the Kansas City Marathon on Saturday, October 15, we had to reschedule the 11 a.m. trolley tour to a later date . Tickets are still available for the 1 p.m. tour, but going fast! Advance registration required. | $25, $20 for Friends members | Union Station
Kansas City Museum and the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) host the second annual Kansas City Gay and Lesbian History Trolley Tour. Guide Ross Freese will narrate a one-hour expedition to some well-known and lesser known locales that document LGBT life in Kansas City over the past 100 years.
As an extra special feature, tour guide Ross Freese is joined this year by Mickey Ray, one of the 1966 founders of NACHO – the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations. NACHO held their first conference in 1966 in Kansas City at the Lincoln Hotel, the first-ever national meeting of groups involved in the struggle for rights and recognition for LGBT citizens. Ray will join the tour to add to Freese’s observations about gay and lesbian life in KC 45 years ago.