For more than 30 years, the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City has been committed to eliminating the stigma, suffering, and spread of HIV/AIDS. As a leader in the fight against this disease, the Foundation provides educational and financial resources to four local organizations that directly support the more than 5,700 men, women, and children in Kansas City affected by HIV/AIDS. Your generosity allows KC Care Health Center, SAVE Inc., Thrive Health Connection, and Hope Care Center to continue to diagnose, treat, and provide holistic support.
In addition to supporting these organizations, the Foundation also contributes to its Aids Service Foundation Community Fund. This fund awards grants to not-for-profit organizations that serve the specialized needs of the diverse communities dealing with HIV/AIDS, provide support to their families, and/or promote education and prevention.
Equality Kansas, formerly the Kansas Equality Coalition, was established in October 2005. Originally formed by the merger of independent LGBT advocacy groups in Topeka, Manhattan, and Wichita, Equality Kansas is a chapter-based grassroots organization. We currently have 11 chapters and over 2000 members around the state.
During the Kansas legislative session, generally January through May, we maintain a full-time lobbying presence in our statehouse. We advocate for legislation that will advance our mission of ending discrimination, preventing school bullying, preserving LGBT voting rights, and ending the ban on marriage equality. We fight against bills that would outlaw LGBT parenting options, legalize discrimination against LGBT Kansans in the name of “religious freedom,” and all other attempts to restrict or deny rights to the Kansas LGBT population.
HRC Kansas fights for LGBTQ equality alongside lawmakers at the local and state levels across the country. Find out what we are doing in Kansas and how you can help secure equal rights for all of its LGBTQ citizens.
The Human Rights Campaign in Missouri fights for LGBTQ equality alongside lawmakers at the local and state levels across the country. Find out what HRC is doing in Missouri and how you can help secure equal rights for all of its LGBTQ citizens.
Joplin Pride is the leading Pride organization in SWMO promoting an environment for networking, outreach for services, community opportunity, support and safety for LGBTQ+ individuals, their families, allies & partners.
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
Currently, we are the only LGBTQ-specific domestic violence or sexual assault services in Missouri. KCAVP was created to address this gap by providing support and services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer and questioning victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate violence in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area.
The Kansas City Center for Inclusion, Inc. (KCCI) is Kansas City’s LGBTQIA+ resource and community center. Founded in 2017, KCCI is proud to focus on the future of our family here in the greater Kansas City area. Our areas LGBTQIA+ community has a rich history, and we are proud to continue to be a part of this great heritage, our purpose is to save lives, enrich others, and create safer spaces.
Kansas City Pride is a mix of volunteers and Kansas City Diversity Coalition board members who represent a wide cross section of the Kansas City LGBTQIA community. What motivates these individuals is their drive to offer our community great informational and educational events which move the community forward.
The Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization that advocates, promotes and facilitates the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics and education. The Chamber's purpose is to create, identify and enhance business opportunities for LGBT and LGBT-friendly organizations, thereby fostering a more inclusive and vibrant economy in Kansas City and the Mid-America region.
On May 31, 2012, the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce officially kicked-off with a huge community celebration that included over 200 attendees and a personal address from then Mayor of Kansas City, Hon. Sly James. Since then the chamber has experienced rapid growth with members engaging monthly at networking events, professional development programming, community partner events, and our annual Business Equality Awards Luncheon.
MID MISSOURI PRIDEFEST HAS BEEN A PART OF THE LOCAL LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY FOR MORE THAN 16 YEARS AND CONTINUES TO PROUDLY GROW AND FLOURISH WITH EACH YEAR!
Every year, our event is held in Columbia, which is a central location for Missouri. We are honored to be in a location that makes it easy for our community to attend. The board is comprised of LGTBQ+, allies and friends that are from the Central Missouri area and bring many years of knowledge of our community to the table!
Olathe Pride advocates for the LGBTQ+ community and is a non-profit organization that promotes acceptance in all aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families and allies. OlathePride events will return in 2021.
PROMO is Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for LGBTQ equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education.
Our fund promotes equality and protects the human and civil rights of LGBTQ people in Missouri.
SAGE of PROMO Fund strives to enhance the quality of life of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults through service, advocacy, and community awareness. Learn more about PROMO Fund’s merger with SAGE Metro St. Louis here.
As the LGBT equality movement grew into the 1990s, the original organization, PREP restructured into PROMO, in an effort to dedicate its time, mission, and resources to LGBT equality more specifically.
The Kansas City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Commission (LGBTQC) will assist and support city leadership by serving as an advisory body to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager on LGBTQ matters and recommending legislation, policies, programs, procedures or administrative actions that advance social, economic and political equality for the LGBTQ community, or oppose those that do not and making the City a better place for all in which to live.
Topeka Pride is a volunteer based organization that produces annual events that celebrate the diverse LGBTQ and Ally communities, they are a registered 501C3.