Where’s the parade, Kansas City? Lessons from a month of Prides in Kansas

I’m old enough to have seen a lot of Pride celebrations. My first was in San Francisco in 1982. I was 19 years old, freshly transplanted to Berkeley from my home in Nebraska. My mind was blown as soon as I stepped onto an East Bay BART train packed with other high-spirited gay people, all… Continue reading Where’s the parade, Kansas City? Lessons from a month of Prides in Kansas

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Someone needed to write about LGBT Kansas

People have asked how I got the idea to write No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas. The moment of inspiration came on a sweltering, airless afternoon in Ilus W. Davis Park in downtown Kansas City on June 26, 2013. In Washington, D.C., that morning, hundreds of people had erupted in cheers… Continue reading Someone needed to write about LGBT Kansas