With this issue of Camp, we welcome our new graphic designer, Terry Newell, whom many of you may know from all his work for AIDS Walk and other groups in the city. Terry will be making some design changes to Camp in this issue and the coming months. Welcome Terry!
At the same time, we say farewell and a big thank-you to our departing graphic designer, Deanna O’Byrne, who joined us for the June 2007 Pride issue and has helped us to look good and make our stressful deadlines for eight years. We wish her well as she pursues other professional opportunities.
As always, Camp is eager to receive information on your events. Please email the details to JLong@campkc.com to be included in CampBiz and our calendar.
Xtravaganza by KCAVP
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project will host its annual Xtravaganza gala on June 20 to benefit the new LGBTQ Victim Services Center, opening to the public in the fall. This year’s theme is “Bash Reloaded.”
The Sway Vodka patron party will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., featuring a personalized vodka tasting, passed hors d’oeuvres and exclusive open bar, as well as a meet-and-greet with Chicago host Cyon Flare (Billboard recording artist and nightlife personality) and Kansas City drag locals Moltyn Decadence (Miss Gay Kansas City 2014) and Monique Heart.
Xtravaganza will be at the beautiful Lyric Opera’s Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building, 712 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo. General admission begins at 7:30 p.m. and concludes at 11 p.m.
VIP tickets are $100, and general admission is $75. Exclusive table packages are available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.kcavp.org, by calling 816-561-2755, or emailing email@example.com.
ComeOutKC Community Calendar
Nance Wernes, whom many of you may know from her role with the KC Storm women’s football team, tells me that she is developing a new community calendar. June 1 marks the launch of LGBTKC.com, the event calendar for all LGBT happenings in Kansas City and surrounding area.
With more than 75 gay-identified organizations in the area, a consolidated calendar of events is essential to our community. The website will capture social events, club meetings, concerts, athletic events — any gay-identified events that are happening in our area.
For more information on how you can be listed, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New LGBT sports bar to open
Not since Outabounds closed at 36th and Broadway have we had a gay-themed sports bar.