CampBiz – September 2015

Now Open: Woody’s Classic Sports Pub
Jeff and Eric, the owners of Hamburger Mary’s and Industry Video Bar now have their third bar open — Woody’s Classic Sports Pub — one block away at 3740 Broadway. It opened to the general public on Aug. 17. The bar has been completely restyled with expert design assistance from Wonderland’s Andy Chambers and Alan Dunham and it looks fantastic.

Woody’s also has a small kitchen and serves a bar menu.  As you’d expect from a gay sports bar, there are TVs in every room and they have a great patio. The bar opens daily at 4 p.m. and it has a 3 a.m. license, so it’s a great place for either happy hour or late-night fun. They plan to have a grand opening party sometime in the next few weeks. Like them on Facebook for more information.
Community Healing Event After Tamara Dominguez’s Death
held on Aug. 30

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, Una Lucha KC, the Justice Project and One Struggle KC are calling for action and healing in response to the murder of Tamara Dominguez, a transgender Latina woman, on Aug. 15 in Kansas City, Mo.

KCAVP reported on her death in this press release:

“Tamara was intentionally run over three times by a large vehicle, sending a threatening, direct message of hate towards other trans women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Latin@ communities in Kansas City. Our organizations are working collectively together to help support and advocate with Tamara’s chosen family and friends.

“Tamara was loved and cherished by her chosen family. She is survived by her partner of six years and her four dogs—Luna, Travis, Sensei and Arigato.”

Her partner said, “She was happy with who she was.”

Dominguez was cherished for her smile and her laugh and was known as a sweet, gentle and generous person, the press release said. She was a beloved cook, and her partner and chosen family loved her shrimp ceviche and empanadas. Her friends said they wanted the focus on who did this, not on her being transgender.

The release stated that Dominguez’s chosen family wishes for her body to remain in the United States, but that her relatives may take her remains to Mexico. It goes on: “Her chosen family is collecting donations for memorial services for Tamara, as well as supporting her partner and community through this process of grief and healing.
KCAVP, Una Lucha KC and the Justice Project are planning a series of community healing events and support groups for the communities most impacted by this violence. The first event was on Sunday, Aug. 30. Check this Facebook page for updates: facebook.com/kcavp.

Anyone who identifies as transgender or LGBQ and is grieving about this brutal murder is encouraged to reach out to KCAVP for free support and advocacy services. Help is available by calling 816-561-0550 or emailing info@kcavp.org.
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