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June 2021

The Queer Experience Opening Reception

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66204
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The Queer Experience opening reception is for all artists, musicians, and storytellers in the LGBTQIA community. They can tell their stories and share their experiences with the world. There are many ways to engage with one’s queerness, be it via direct discussion, visual representation, or just by living and observing. Everyone inside and outside of the LGBTQ+ community is welcome to attend. The show will close Friday, July 16th WE ASK THAT MASKS BE WORN INSIDE OF THE BUILDING. OTHER…

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Kansas City Royal's Pride Night

June 18 @ 7:10 pm - 9:30 pm
Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way
Kansas City, Missouri 64129
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$23
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Kansas City Royal's Pride Night! Show us your true colors at The K on Friday, June 18th! Purchase a Theme Ticket package to receive a limited edition rainbow Royals pocket tank top. Tank tops will ONLY be distributed at Gate A. Please arrive prior to the 2nd inning to receive a shirt. Gate A will open at 5:30 p.m. and only individuals that present a Pride Night ticket purchased through this link will receive a tank top. CLICK HERE for tickets. To…

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Emporia Pride Parade & Drag Show

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Emporia's first city-wide LGTBQIA2S+ Pride Celebration, Emporia Pride! Parade & Drag Show. The event will kick off at 6pm with a parade. All are welcome to watch, and encouraged to participate! Note, there will also be a Juneteenth commemoration event, which will take place at or near East Side Memorial Park at 11am. 6pm - Parade at 7th & Commercial8pm - Drag Show at Bourbon Cowboy Sign up a float/act at: https://forms.gle/GMqS2sS6Ttvu6jQH7 Enjoy food, drink and shopping specials throughout town. Then…

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Kansas City Glory VS Nebraska Nite Hawks

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shawnee Mission North High, 7401 Johnson Dr
Overland Park, Kansas 66202
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Free – $8
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The Kansas City Glory plays the Nebraska Nite Hawks. The Glory set out to become the area’s premier opportunity for women in football. We are an organization that offers women of all sizes and all body types the opportunity to learn and play tackle football, no experience necessary. Tickets are available at the gate.Cash and CC accepted. Admission:$8 - Adults (Ages 13+)$5 - Kids (Ages 5-12)Free - Fans Under Age 5

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Back II Basics: An Open Mic Varity Show

June 21 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Missie B's KC, 805 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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BacktoBasics

Back II Basics: An Open Mic Variety Show. You can be in the show or sign up for the show! Either way, you can join the King of 39th street - Victor Shawn - in supporting new and upcoming entertainers while they get live feedback from local top notch entertainers.

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Drag Night at Boulevard

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BLVD Tours & Rec Center, 2534 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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$10
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Drag Night at Boulevard, the time has come for the Tours & Rec Center to lip-sync for their LAGERS! On Thursday, June 24th the Tours & Rec Center will host some of the finest local entertainers as we celebrate Kansas City’s drag scene in the Rec Deck. Tickets are $10 and include one beverage of your choosing, a limited-edition Pride coolie, and a death drop or two if we’re lucky. Featuring Drag Survivor winner Candice Marie, along with Didi C…

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Charity Bingo Thursday at Hamburger Mary's

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hamburger Mary's Kansas City, 3700 Broadway Blvd., #110
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
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$10
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Charity Bingo Thursday at Hamburger Mary's. Come support KCAVP with a fun night of bingo. Proceeds will go back to our organization, supporting our local LGBTQ+. We will also have a raffle!

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Paint Your Pride Glow Party

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location 1, 1734 E 63rd St, #212
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
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$25
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Paint Your Pride Glow Party in Kansas City. IF you have not been to a paint and sip hosted by Community Artskc, this is the one for you. We are turning it up a notch ! GLOW IN THE DARK PAINT N SIP ! COME PAINT YOUR PRIDE KC! NO BYOB, NON SMOKING, UNLIMITED SIP PROVIDED (to our discretion), FOOD VENDOR FeeAli's. We provided the paint and the sip, all we need is YOU. CLICK HERE for tickets.

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Pride on Vine: Pride Walk

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:55 pm
Vine, 1827 Vine
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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$5 – $10
PrideOnTheVine

Official Pride On Vine's Pride Walk. Brunch at all restaurants on Vine, happy hour specials, shows, concerts, food and more. Family friendly 10am to 8pm. 21 and up after 8PM. CLICK HERE for tickets.

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Gardner First Pride Parade & Potluck

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gardner Aquatic Center, 215 N Center Street
Gardner, Kansas 66030
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Gardner’s first annual Pride Parade & Potluck!

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Warrensburg Pride Festival

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Twin Oaks Event Center, 126 SW 400th Road
Warrensburg, Missouri 64093
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Warrensburg Pride

Warrensburg Pride Festival will be held at Twin Oaks Event Center for 2021. They are currently searching for sales vendors, food vendors, entertainment and more. All profits from ticket sales goes to The Trevor Project.

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Little Apple Pride Picnic in Manhattan

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blue Earth Plaza, Blue Earth Plaza
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
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Little Apple Pride

Come on down for our first gathering in over a year! Little Apple Pride in Manhattan will be hosting a picnic at Blue Earth Plaza with entertainment and lots of fun for the whole family!

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Queer & Bazaar Shopping

June 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kansas City Center for Inclusion, 3911 Main St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
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QueerBazaar

Queer & Bazaar Shopping at the Center. Join us as we spotlight some local KC artists as we kick off this new journey hosting queer creators and developers to sell their wares every 4th Saturday of the month. Jewelers, ceramics, painters, musicians, and more! They'll be setting up shop and tabling in the Center for you to stop on by, browse, and support. Come and go at your leisure, but masks are required at all times and respect social distance…

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Nevada MO First: Pride in the Park Festival

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Marmaduke Park, 600 W Highland Ave
Nevada, Missouri 64772
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Come join Nevada's first ever Pride in the Park Festival. Featuring guest speakers including Senate Candidate Tim Shepard, psychologist Dr. Tricia Bridgewater, and live music! Members and supporters of the LGBTQ+ are invited to come, listen to tunes, shop with local vendors, buy from food trucks, and celebrate Pride!

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McPherson LGBTQ+ Pride Event

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lakeside Park Bandshell, Lakeside Park
McPherson, Kansas 67460
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McPhersonPride

McPherson LGBTQ+ Pride Event for 2021! Meet at the McPherson College roundabout for a march to Lakeside Park that starts at 3pm sharp. At the park will be speakers, performers, kid activities, tie-dying, face painting, and food trucks

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Joplin (JOMO) Pride Pageant

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilders Event Center, 1208 S Main St
Joplin, Missouri 64801
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Free
JOMO Pageant

Our 2021 JOMO Pride Pageant at the Wilders Event Center in Joplin 1208 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801. Watch local and regional talent battle it out to be crowned the next Mr & Miss JOMO Pride! ALL AGES TO ENTER18+ TO COMPETE21+ TO DRINK Special tribute and title step-down honoring our current reigning Miss JOMO Pride Shayna Towers. Special Performances, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle & the crowning of the new Miss & Mr. JOMO Pride! This event doubles as…

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Pride Night with KC NWSL

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Legends Field, 1800 Village West Pkwy
Kansas City, Kansas 66111
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$40 – $82
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KC NWSL Pride Night is Saturday, June 26th. This package includes a ticket to the match vs. Washington Spirit and an exclusive KC NWSL Pride Scarf. CLICK HERE for tickets. The Pride scarf is available for purchase by itself (Season Ticket Members: please email [email protected] for a Pride scarf discount): https://kcnwsl.com/3ilEwxq • Pride jerseys are available: https://kcnwsl.com/34XbFYm • We're having another auction with signed, game-worn Pride jerseys later in the month with proceeds benefitting Kansas City Pride Community Alliance. #WePlayForKC and…

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Youth Royalty Court PRIDE Show & Fundraiser

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hamburger Mary's Kansas City, 3700 Broadway Blvd., #110
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
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$5 – $7
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Youth Royalty Court PRIDE Show. A fundraiser for Kansas City’s young leaders!KC's Youth Royalty Court, past, present and future, and showcasing their talents. Honoring outstanding individuals in KC's LGBTQ+ community with the Duke, Duchess, Prince, Princess, & Noble awards. Presenting the first Desiree Luv Trans Icon Award! Hosted by Melinda Ryder & KC Sunshine, co-hostess Erica Von’Du. CLICK HERE for tickets, or take your chances at the door.$5 advance, or $7 at the door

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July 2021

Queer & Bazaar Shopping

July 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kansas City Center for Inclusion, 3911 Main St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
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QueerBazaar

Queer & Bazaar Shopping at the Center. Join us as we spotlight some local KC artists as we kick off this new journey hosting queer creators and developers to sell their wares every 4th Saturday of the month. Jewelers, ceramics, painters, musicians, and more! They'll be setting up shop and tabling in the Center for you to stop on by, browse, and support. Come and go at your leisure, but masks are required at all times and respect social distance…

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Monday Bingo Stonewall Sports Fundraiser

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Missie B's KC, 805 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Bingo

Monday Bingo Stonewall Sports Fundraiser, help us raise money to send players/teams to the Stonewall Sports National Championships in September. All while getting your bingo on with Music Bingo! Fireball specials, great prizes, and a 50/50 raffle will definitely make this a fun evening you won't want to miss! No reservations needed. The fun starts at 7pm sharp.

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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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QNFWebsite

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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JAMO

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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Free
Savethedate2021

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 - CANCELLED due to COVID Again

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - September 11 @ 9:00 pm
Free
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Aug 14th UPDATE: Due to the unpredictability of the COVID Pandemic and the new Delta strain, we have made the very difficult decision to once again forgo PRIDE 2021. 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…

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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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Safe Zone

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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