Camping Out in Kansas City

July 28, 2006

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN
One of this July’s most memorable events was the passing of the Dixie Belle Warehouse Complex, better known to its habitués as The DB. On Sunday July 2nd, she closed her doors for good—but not before a weekend of partying the likes of which this town has not seen in many a moon. […]

Joe Solmonese: Leading the Fight for Equality

July 28, 2006

Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese accepted the challenge to lead the nation’s largest LGBT political organization just 16 months ago and kicked off his tenure with a trip to Kansas City, America’s heartland. […]

The Heartland Men’s Chorus

July 28, 2006

The historic 18th and Vine District in Kansas City, MO, was crowded recently with appreciative folk who came to support our very own Heartland Men’s Chorus and the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts. The venue was the American Jazz Museum, in the geographic bull’s-eye where masters like Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, and hundreds of others defined the sounds of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s that live on today. It is, quite literally, where jazz was born. […]

More Than 70 Countries Show Their Pride at Chicago Gay Games

July 28, 2006

Viewers from around the globe were able to watch the opening ceremony for the 2006 Gay Games VII Sports and Cultural Festival Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Soldier Field, the lakefront home football stadium of Chicago’s beloved Bears American football team. In addition to the thousands in the stands, the ceremony was available on broadband, mobile phones, and cable television. […]

Welcoming Congregations of Kansas City – St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

July 28, 2006

Many gays and lesbians who attended church in their youth, began to feel ostracized by homophobic dogma as they grew into adulthood. Some congregations have tried to reach out to these children of God by welcoming them into their church families. In June of this year, three American Christian denominations addressed LGBT issues at their national conventions. […]

Talking it Over – Hillary’s Silence

July 28, 2006

“Clinton Silent on Same-Sex Marriage” read the headline in the San Francisco Chronicle after a July political fund-raiser with Democrats in San Francisco. New York’s United States Senator Hillary Clinton stood with equal marriage advocates San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, state Assemblyman Mark Leno, and state treasurer and California gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides for pictures and questions but refused to acknowledge inquiries on the New York State Court ruling upholding a ban on same-sex marriage just the day before (Chronicle, July 8, 2006). […]

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