We're Here, We're Queer: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Kansas City
All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.
Well before the famous 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City sparked the modern gay rights movement, Kansas City had its own active gay rights community that was a meaningful participant in the larger national movement. Post-Stonewall, the city’s emerging gay and lesbian community strove to provide venues and services to address the growing needs of its members.
Stuart Hinds, head of the LaBudde Special Collections at the UMKC Libraries; Kevin Scharlau, History PhD. candidate at UMKC; and attorney Kay Madden hold a lively discussion of the history of LGBT advocacy in the Kansas City area.
Co-sponsored by the The Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America at UMKC and the Kansas City Museum.