March 11: NOH8 Open Photo Shoot at LIKEME Lighthouse

LIKEME Lighthouse (LML) is celebrating its third birthday with a NOH8 open photo shoot. Get your hair did, don a clean white T-shirt and head down to 3909 Main St. to participate between 5 and 8 p.m. March 11.

“We expect a large turnout for the NOH8 photographers. Weather permitting, we will have food and drink in the parking lot area,” said Felicia Kyle, director of operations for LIKEME Lighthouse.

According to Kyle, LML will have its digital message board running throughout the NOH8 event. A new YouTube channel will be unveiled on that day, and a relaunch of the LIKEME Lighthouse website is also planned to coincide with the third anniversary of Kansas City’s LGBT community center.
LIKEME Lighthouse, 3909 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11
Cost: single/solo photos: $40, couple/group photos: $25 per person. Cash and credit cards only.

Arrive camera-ready. Wear a white T-shirt. No reservations are necessary. Photos will be first-come, first-served. As long as you have lined up by 8 p.m., you should be guaranteed a chance to pose.
• Fill out model release for each person.
• Have a NOH8 temporary tattoo applied.
• Wait for your number to be called.
• Process your payment once called.
• Trade your processed model release for duct tape.

Each participant will receive one retouched digital picture. These photos will be made available within about eight weeks.

To join the event on Facebook, go to NOH8 Facebook. For more information about LIKEME Lighthouse, go to LIKEME Lighthouse.

Additional date: Can’t make the March 11 event? Here’s another chance: The NOH8 Campaign is planning a photo shoot in Topeka between 4 and 7 p.m. March 10 at Planting Peace’s Equality House, 1200 SW Orleans St., Topeka, (across the street from Westboro Baptist Church).

Bradley Osborn

Brad has been writing for Camp since 2004. His beat is mostly local features and general LGBT news. Common topics have included youth, faith and community. Although he holds an M.A. in journalism, he primarily considers himself to be a chemist, having studied and worked in biochemistry, quantitative analysis, quality assurance and the production of educational science texts. He's laconic, unintentionally enigmatic and often facetious. He enjoys irony, as well as things – but not animals, apparently – that are simultaneously beautiful and utilitarian. He and his cat, Charlie Parker, reside in downtown Kansas City, Mo. If you have a story idea for Brad, send him a note at

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