Our cover this month features the wonderful Andy Chambers, also known as Founding Sister Glamarama Ding Dong in the City of Fountains Sisters.
We originally covered this group in 2016 when it was forming. https://kansascity.outvoices.us/2016/06/22/the-city-of-fountain-sisters/
After two years of service in our community, the group of men is celebrating their promotion to a full-fledged house affiliated with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in San Francisco. Their weekend extravaganza will be Oct. 11-14.
Around town, you can also see our City of Fountains Sisters at PrideFest, Transgender Day of Awareness, and many other events. including their monthly Tea Dance at Sidestreets Bar.
We thank this group for all they do in our community.
We have an important election coming up in November.
If you are eligible to vote in the Third U.S. House District in Kansas, please come out and cast your ballot for Sharice Davids, who is openly LGBTQ and running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder. The Yoder campaign has been nasty and full of lies against Davids. More than ever, it will be important to show that your vote counts and ensure that Davids wins.
In the legislative races in Kansas, two Democratic LGBTQ candidates are running for the House: Susan Ruiz is running in the 23rd District, which covers Shawnee, Lenexa, and Overland Park, and Brandon Woodard is running in the 30th District, which covers Olathe and Lenexa.
In Missouri, openly gay candidate Mitch Weber is running in state House District 13.
You can support these candidates through your donations at: https://secure.actblue.com and http://mitchformissouri.org.
Two more important races in Kansas and Missouri are the governor’s race in Kansas, where Democrat Laura Kelly needs your vote, and the U.S. Senate race in Missouri, where incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, needs your support against Josh Hawley, a Republican who is now the state attorney general.
We will include more information in the November issue of Camp, including any endorsements from Equality Kansas or PROMO.