We hope you enjoy this special issue of Camp with our annual MGRA Rodeo supplement at the back of the print magazine. It’s always our pleasure to work with MGRA organizers on their rodeo program guide, and we look forward to attending the Labor Day weekend rodeo at the Lone Wolf Ranch Arena in Cleveland, Missouri. The rodeo is a great time. If you haven’t been, make plans to be there this year.
The month of August is drawing to a close with some great news in our LGBT community.
We were represented at the Gay Games 9, which was in Cleveland Ohio. Randy Hite, a member of the Heartland Men’s Chorus and Frontrunners and an active volunteer in our community, won a third-place medal in his age category for the 10K race, with a time of 49:16, and 8:10 pace. Volunteers and competitors from the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association were at the IGRA rodeo affiliated with the Games, and Ryan Reed won a 2nd place medal in Calf Roping on Foot.
Bear Crossing, our cover story in the August issue, was a great success, with more attendees than the organizers could have predicted in their inaugural event. We’ll have a full report in the October issue of Camp, including the plans for Bear Crossing 2015. Their Friday night meet and greet at the LIKEME Lighthouse welcomed visitors to Kansas City with over 40 pounds of barbecued brisket, prepared by Lighthouse director Char Daniels and board member Cathy Jambrosic.
Here are a few of the events coming up in September and October.
Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo
The Kansas City premiere screening of the film will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Cinemas, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo., during Rodeo week.
Missouri Gay Rodeo Association 21st annual Show-Me State Rodeo
Kick up your heels and make plans to attend the annual Gay Rodeo over Labor Day weekend. The event will include a full bar. The full schedule is posted in the special rodeo section in the back of this issue of Camp. For more information, including how you can be a volunteer or sponsor, visit MGRA or on Facebook: Missouri Gay Rodeo Association.
‘Golden! Girls Gone Wild!!!’
Late Night Theatre performed this wonderful spoof of the classic TV series The Golden Girls to sold-out crowds during its five-week run at Missie B’s in March. Because of that overwhelming response, they are bringing it back, again at Missie B’s, 805 W. 39th St., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets are available at Tickets. They are nearly 50 percent sold out, so make plans to purchase yours.
6th annual Latino Gay Pride
Latino Gay Pride will be a two-day event for the first time this year. Friday night will be a street party with great entertainment on Westport Road, and Saturday will be a family-friendly event in Hyde Park. There will be dancing to DJs and entertainers on Friday night, as well as stage entertainment on Saturday. For more information, see the article on page 4 of this issue and visit Latino Gay Pride or on Facebook: Latino Gay Pride.
10th Annual HRC Golf Tournament
The Kansas City chapter of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) invites all to join them for the 10th Annual HRC Golf Tournament held at Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City. All HRC members, supporters, friends and family are welcome.
Swope Memorial Golf Course
6900 Swope Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64132
Registration: 7:00 a.m., Shotgun Start: 8:00 a.m.
Tickets: Individual Golfers: $100, Foursome : $400
For more information: Facebook: HRC Kansas City'