Greetings of the season! With this issue of Camp, we close out 2011, and we are already working on our 2012 issues. As always, I welcome hearing from you and your organization or company for postings in CampBiz. Where else can you reach more than 5,000 LGBT and allied readers in our community, and it’s free! Email me your information at Jlong@campkc.com. If you have a story idea, I welcome hearing from you as well, by email or over the phone at 816-221-0199.
Heartland Men’s Chorus
The “Holiday Glee” concert was a knockout. I hope many of you had a chance to enjoy it. I’m always so impressed with the 150 or more chorus members and volunteers who give so much of their time with no compensation for our community’s enjoyment. Here’s a big thank you!
At the December concert, they gave us some news about the concerts in 2012. The spring concert in March, “When I Knew,” will feature input from the community on your coming-out stories, or stories about your first acquaintances with the LGBT community. Everyone, whether gay or straight, is welcome to submit their stories. The chorus will feature these stories at the March concert, and the special guest will be Dan Savage of the “It Gets Better” campaign. The HMC will also performing a daytime version of the concert strictly for high school youth this year. For more information on how you can participate and enjoy this concert, go to www.hmckc.org.
It’s never too early to purchase tickets for any of the HMC’s 2012 concerts. The June concert, “All You Need Is Love: The Music of the Beatles,” will be performed at the stunning new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. You’ll definitely want to make sure you get tickets for what will almost certainly be a sold-out event.
New “It Gets Better” Video
Speaking of the It Gets Better Project, the Lesbian and Gay Community Center, the Kansas City Pride organization and UMKC collaborated on their own “It Gets Better” video for the Trevor Project. It can viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/user/lgcommcenterkc?feature=watch.