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August 2021

Queer Narratives Festival Kansas City

August 6 - August 7
THE BLACK BOX in the West Bottoms, 1060 Union Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64101
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The official line-up of our 2nd Annual Queer Narratives Festival in Kansas City. We are thrilled beyond to present this incredible dip into the queer talent of Kansas City and beyond. Give them a follow, show some love, and be sure to stay tuned for more updates. Blair Amstrong (they/she) bl.armstrongJen Harris (she/they) poetjenharrisCraig Auge (he/they) craigdeppenaugeNicole Springer (she/they) nicolespringersingsThe Black Creatures (they/them & he/they) theblackcreaturesCerca Trova (he/him) buff.ly/3pe6koVLava Dreams (she/they) lavadreamsSKIPPY (he/him) musicbyskippy Bubble Gum (they/them) bubblegumcoffey Jessica Ayala…

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Pride Meet Up

August 14 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 3, 7900 Renner Road
Shawnee, Kansas 66219
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Shawnee Mission Lake Pride Meet Up & Takeover. Join Johnson County Pride and Kansas City Lesbians for an August meet up and takeover of Shawnee Mission Lake. From the dog park to paddle boating, mountain biking, to swimming, Shawnee Mission Lake has a little something for everyone! Bring your own equipment, rent from the marina, or check out the swim beach. JoCo Pride has provided Shelter House 3 as the official met up spot from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Bring your…

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The Kansas City Inclusion Ball

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - August 15 @ 1:00 am
Troostwood Event Center, 6049 Troost Ave
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
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The Kansas City Mother & Father from the House of Alain Mikli presents to you The Kansas City Inclusion Ball. We will enjoy a fun filled night of Ballroom Magic. The Merger of Two Worlds, the Leather/Kink Community. These two worlds have both endured their fair share of judgement, scrutiny & being left to fellowship in the shadows. Well this will be an evening of Fun, Pride & Celebration!!! Darryl Garçon will be the Beat Master & None other than The…

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Kansas City Pride

August 21 @ 11:00 am - August 22 @ 8:00 pm
Theis Park, Oak Street & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
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Save the date for the 2021 Kansas City Pride Parade and Festival. More details as we get them.

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Outskrts Festival - POSTPONED

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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The Outskrts Festival is a homegrown festival and events series for all of the people on the outskirts of the queer community! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL 2022. Locations and other details TBA.

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Joplin (JOMO) Pride

August 28 @ 11:00 am - August 29 @ 10:00 pm
Brick District, South Joplin Avenue & 5th Street
Joplin, Missouri 64801
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Join us for the RETURN of Joplin (JOMO) PrideFest in 2021! We promised we'd come back bigger and better than ever and we plan to deliver! Our festival has expanded to TWO DAYS to offer more time, shows, entertainment and FUN! Excited to announce our special guest speaker, author and founder of the national non profit organization Free Mom Hugs, Sara Cunningham! Honorary Grand Marshal is Miss Gay America, Pattaya Hart! Special guests include Miss Gay Missouri America, Vega Vega!…

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MidMo PrideFest

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - August 29 @ 10:00 pm
Rose Music Hall, 1013 Park Avenue
Columbia, Missouri 65201
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MidMO PrideFest is an annual, family-friendly celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally community in Mid-Missouri. We return to Rose Music Hall in Downtown Columbia, Missouri on August 28, 2021. This FREE, family-friendly event includes entertainment, food, vendors, information on community organizations and more. Stay tuned for more information!

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September 2021

St Joe Pridefest

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - September 11 @ 9:00 pm
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St Joe PrideFest is the LGBT parade and street fair, bringing together local residents and families, community leaders, and area business owners. PrideFest will combine exhibitors, vendors, entertainers, and community organizations for a day of fun celebration of LGBT Pride in the name of equality. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary. This year's Pride theme is SUPER, friends!! "St. Joe Pride 2021: We Can Be Heroes!" Save the date, check back with us…

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SafeZone Training at University of Kansas

September 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center (Classroom), 1299 Oread Avenue
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
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SafeZone Training at University of Kansas, which helps to give allies the tools to make their spaces more accommodating for queer and trans* (QT) students. This is a starting resource. This session hopes to give foundational information that can start to help you think critically about the position of queer and trans* people in all of the different spaces that you occupy throughout your day. This training is imagined as the first in a series of three major workshops which…

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National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is observed each year on September 18. The AIDS Institute launched this day to bring awareness to the aging-related challenges of HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment.

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Camp Leavenworth Festival with Melissa Etheridge

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - September 25 @ 10:00 pm
Leavenworth Landing Park, 123 N Esplanade St
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
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The second annual Camp Leavenworth Festival feature Hometown hero, Melissa Etheridge. The GRAMMY and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter will be joined by several local and regional acts throughout the weekend. Camp Leavenworth is filled with adventurous activities, fireworks, street food, shopping, and more! Admission is FREE to the public. Leave it to Kansas to throw a shindig as adventurous as this. CLICK HERE for more information. Featuring... Melissa Etheridge - Sat @ 815PMMadisen Ward and the Mama Bear - Fri @ 830PMKaty…

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Wichita Pride

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - September 26 @ 9:00 pm
Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, 225 W Douglas Ave
Wichita, Kansas 67202
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Wichita Pride 2021 Celebration to be Held at Century II this September from September 25th-26th. This will be the first in-person event through the organization since 2019. The move to a larger location is meant to provide attendees and vendors with more room for physical distancing. The event will start with opening night performances on Saturday. The celebration comes after a dizzying legislative session for the LGBTQ community and advocates. Kansas was one of several states that introduced bills attempting…

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Northland Pride 2021 - Virtual

September 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Northland Pride is a grassroots organization dedicated to uniting, uplifting, and creating a safer space for the Queer Community north of the Missouri River. We're putting together resources, speakers, and entertainment geared towards empowering and celebrating queer voices in our area. As we value the health and safety of our beloved queer Northland community, we're staying virtual in 2021! Join us on Sunday, September 26, 2021 - stay tuned

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October 2021

Ozarks PrideFest 2021

October 9

We would like to announce that the official Ozarks Pridefest will be held October 9th, 2021! More information to come, as we are in the planning process! We are still looking for volunteers to help plan pride! For more information on how to become part of the Pridefest planning committee or if you have other questions about Pridefest, please email [email protected]

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2nd Johnson County Pride Picnic

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway & Lackman Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215
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The 2nd Johnson County Pride Picnic will be held this year on Saturday, October 9th, 2021! Look for more details as we get nearer the date.

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Celebrate 50 Years with KC Care

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lowes Kansas City Hotel, 1515 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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KC Care's is celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2021. The black-tie gathering will feature delectable eats and unforgettable speakers and entertainment. As such, we are going to great lengths to imagine an epic celebration worthy of the thousands of lives impacted by our mission.  Along with dynamic seating options for all guests, you can expect the same innovative and immersive experience KC CARE’s supporters have come to recognize.  Our Anniversary Celebration will be held at Loews Kansas City Hotel.  CLICK HERE for tickets (available June 2021).

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November 2021

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

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December 2021

World AIDS Day

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

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January 2022

Fortune Feimster - 2 Sweet 2 Salty Tour

January 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
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Fortune Feimster's - 2 Sweet 2 Salty Tour comes to Kansas City. You can catch stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, Fortune Feimster, on the radio, on screens both big and small, and touring her stand-up across the nation. Fortune Feimster’s first one-hour special, SWEET & SALTY, is currently streaming on Netflix and was nominated for Best Comedy Special for the Critics’ Choice Awards.  Feimster came out as lesbian in 2005 at age 25. In 2016, she began dating kindergarten teacher Jacquelyn…

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February 2022

International Bear Convergence in Palm Springs

February 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

International Bear Convergence (IBC) is the premier winter event for Bears & admirers in Palm Springs. Thousands of frisky, furry bears, their friends & their fans to have the time of their lives! The four-day event will come to life with DJs, live entertainment and thousands of bears from around the globe. CLICK HERE for more info.

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March 2022

Mardi GALA: the French Quarter

March 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mardi GALA: the French Quarter, A Flamboyant Mardi Gras Party and Fundraiser for Choral Spectrum Kansas City. Save the date.

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April 2022

Triumphant at the Historic Gem Theater

April 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gem Theater KC, 1615 E 18th S
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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Triumphant! At the Historic Gem Theater, a Celebration of Life through Jazz, Big Band, Blues, and Pop. Performance by Choral Spectrum KC. Save the dates. Another performance on Sunday, April 24, 202 at 3:00 PM.

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November 2022

Gay Games 2022 in Hong Kong

November 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am - November 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Hong Kong will host the 11th edition of the Gay Games, the first in Asia. This is a 9-days international world-class diversity festival of multi-sports, arts & culture events. Put on every 4 years, this is a travel idea for our audience! CLICK HERE for more information.

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