More than 57 years ago, Kansas City hosted a meeting of 39 national LGBTQ+ civil rights leaders to plan strategies and develop collaborations. This pivotal meeting signified the first step in forming a national organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy.
Today, our city continues to be welcoming to all. Regardless of race, color, religion, disability, creed, sex, gender identity, and expression, we are all deserving of love and a beer.
We take pride in creating a culture where all our employees feel valued, included, and empowered. Hate is not tolerated on our campus.
In honor of Pride Month, Boulevard Brewing Company is pleased to offer a variety of promotions and events to support the LGBTQ+ community throughout the month of June. A portion of the proceeds from each initiative will benefit the Kansas City Pride Community Alliance, a local organization whose mission is to provide educational opportunities, support, social activities, and advocacy to enrich the lives of LGBTQ+ people in an inclusive environment for all.
"The Kansas City Pride Community Alliance is excited to partner with Boulevard in recognition of this year’s Pride Month,” said Star Palmer, president of Kansas City Pride Community Alliance. “We are so thankful for local partnerships like this one as it helps us celebrate our community through intentional collaboration for collective impact!"
Pride is an undeniably powerful show of love, acceptance, and recognition of our unique qualities. Our ability to celebrate has been made possible by LGBTQ+ activists and allies who have put their lives on the line time and time again in order to educate communities on equality.
This year we’re excited to feature a number of activations throughout Pride month. In addition to our community crowlers, in which a portion of all crowler sales will go back to Kansas Cit Pride Community Alliance, we will host Pints for Pride Bingo on June 28th, exclusive pride Boulevard merchandise, and showcasing some of the items from local LGBTQ+ business owners in our gift shop all month long. Candles from Untamed Supply, bath bombs from Bear Soap Co., and prints from Kevin Garrison will all be for sale in the gift shop in June.
For a list of all events, click here.