More than 55 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.
Proceeds from our Pride 2022 activities will go towards supporting local charities. This year, we are proud to partner with SAVE, Inc. in support of Pride Haven: their overnight shelter for age 18-24 youth facing homelessness. We are also excited to support Our Spot KC whose mission is to provide safe, accepting, and affirming programming, services, and resources to empower the LGBTQ+ community. Both organizations help create welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, as well as create a more cohesive community.
Remember: Pride doesn’t end in June. Please join us in supporting LGBTQ+ establishments all year-round. Our earnest commitment to the LGBTQ+ community began in 2021 and you can read more about it HERE.
Click here to find a full list of LGBTQ+ friendly establishments and resources compiled in collaboration with Visit KC.
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 including a brand new line of Prideful merchandise, a June Community Crowler designed by local artist and LGBTQ+ community member Kevin Garrison from Willoughby Design, and the return of Drag Night and Rainbow Bingo.
For a list of all events, click here.