We hope everyone had a fantastic Pride month with all the events in Kansas City, St. Joseph and surrounding cities. For the final weekend of June, St. Louis celebrates its big festival and parade. Congratulations to Kansas City PrideFest, the Big Gay Picnic and St. Joseph Pride for their successful events in June.
Hallmark seeking gay and lesbian couples
Hallmark’s Union Hill Studio casting department is looking for Kansas City area gay and lesbian couples for coming photo shoots and video projects. All ages and ethnicities are needed. To be considered for a job, please email your photos to Ashley or Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are with an agency, please have your agent make the submission.
Hallmark also has launched a new line of LGBT greeting cards and has debuted them at the Walgreens store in the Castro District of San Francisco. The trade magazine Drug Store News writes that the store features more than 50 greeting cards appropriate for the LGBT community (http://bit.ly/1JgG5FL). Of the eight cards featured in the article, we’re proud to say that Andre Du Broc, our good friend and a wonderful AIDS Walk supporter, wrote five. Cards can also be purchased at Hallmark’s online store: Shop Hallmark/lgbtqia.
LIKE ME Lighthouse Events
During the summer, some events slow down a bit, but the LIKEME Lighthouse has a full schedule every month. Here is a sampling for July:
July 4 Open all day
July 5 Meditation Session, 1-2 p.m.
CPR Training, 2-6 p.m.
July 7 Tuesday Night at the Movies, 7-9 p.m.
July 9 Social Cycle, 6-7:30 p.m.
July 12 Kirstin Ford concert, 3-6 p.m.
July 13 Eat Their Words, 7-8 p.m.
July 14 Tuesday Night at the Movies, 7-9 p.m.
July 16 EQUAL Trans Support Group, 5-8 p.m.
July 21 Tuesday Night at the Movies, 7-9 p.m.
July 22 Hear-Me-Out Toastmasters, 6-8 p.m.
July 23 Social Cycle, 6-7:30 p.m.
July 26 PFLAG monthly meeting, 3-4 p.m.
July 28 Tuesday Night at the Movies, 7-9 p.m
Looking ahead at the Lighthouse
The LIKEME Lighthouse just announced the date and venue for its annual Comedy Night fundraiser: Friday, Nov. 13, at the historic Folly Theater. Mark your calendars now. In fact, Lighthouse founder Chely Wright tells us she has already signed the talent although she’s not yet announcing who it will be!
On Aug. 8, the LIKEME Lighthouse will host “Band Together,” a music benefit and raffle hosted by Melinda Ryder and featuring the bands Radial Red, Holmes Street, Lauren Karr with Jacob Cacias and A.W.E.S. Local authors and artists will also make guest appearances, including K.B. Draper, Jen Harris, Kris Bryant, Joy Baker and more. The Roxy, 7230 W. 75th St., Overland Park, Kan. $5 cover. Doors open at 6 p.m.
June 25-July 2
OUT Here Now LGBT Film Fest
There’s still time to catch some of the great movies in this year’s Film Fest. You can find the schedule and ticket information at OutHereNow.com. The screenings are at the Tivoli Cinemas theater in Westport, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Check out Philip blue owl Hooser’s interview with two of the films’ creators, Maureen Bradley and Arthur Allen, in the June issue of Camp at 5 Questions for 2 Filmmakers.
Take a look at all the theater, music and other entertainment in this festival. For more information on its LGBT-themed productions, read Kevin King’s article “KC Fringe Festival Queers It Up Once More” from the June issue of Camp at KC Fringe Festival Queers It Up Once More.
‘Big Gay Sing’ from Heartland Men’s Chorus
In conjunction with the Fringe Festival, HMC is bringing three days of song to the H&