CampBiz – December, 2016

All of us at Camp wish you the happiest of holidays. As we enter 2017 and our 14th year of publishing, we are grateful for the support of our advertisers, writers, photographers and other contributors who make every issue possible. And of course, we thank you, our readers.

We’ll be taking some time off around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, so look for our combined January/February issue in mid-January. We have some exciting changes planned for 2017 that we will be announcing in the New Year. Stay tuned!

News Briefs

15085457_1563120200368686_4870599478794938685_nAIDS Service Foundation honors Greg Hugeback

Greg Hugeback received the Mark Dreiling award for Community Leadership at the Nov. 30 World AIDS Day luncheon in recognition of his volunteer service.

AIDS Service Foundation organizers wrote this about why Hugeback was selected: “For over 25 years, Greg has covered virtually every facet of volunteering, including providing architectural support and guidance for the Kansas City Free Health Clinic, now known as the Kansas City Care Clinic; serving as co-chair of AIDS Walk Kansas City; and founding Mosaic, an 18-year program bringing HIV/AIDS awareness to thousands of young people.”

The luncheon also featured Jesse Milan Jr., president and CEO of AIDS United in Washington, D.C., who spoke of the challenges that the country will continue to face with funding and with the goal of seeing HIV/AIDS eliminated in future generations. Through the auctioneering efforts of AIDS Service Foundation president Missy Koonce, the luncheon also raised more than $15,000.

Videos of the luncheon are available at the Facebook page for the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

Plan now for the 29th year of AIDS Walk fundraisers. The walk itself will be on April 29, 2017. The 2017 kickoff party will be in January, AIDS Walk Open Mini-Golf Pub Crawl on March 4, and AIDS Bicycle Cruise in September. Other fundraising events will be scheduled throughout the year.

13524552_10103724267435169_7710574612321314603_nTime magazine picks Barrett Emke as a photographer to follow

One of our many favorite photographers, Barrett Emke, who has taken pictures at Missouri Gay Rodeo Association events and other events around Kansas City, was selected as one of Time magazine’s 2016 “51 Instagram photographers to follow in the United States.” (

Camp has featured Emke’s work, including a photo page in the October 2016 issue. He was selected to represent the state of Missouri, although he is a familiar face at Henry’s coffeehouse in Lawrence, Kansas, where he works as a barista.

Time says this about Barrett: “Emke got hooked on photography when, hidden away in a darkroom, he saw the latent image slowly become visible in the developer. On his Instagram, he shares a bit of everything from commissioned portraits to personal projects, and also the spontaneous images that don’t necessarily fit within his larger portfolio. Yet, the photojournalist’s feed remains coherent, offering an original and personal view of Missouri.”

13728938_229233984136599_5971221846176778472_nHigh Impact Men’s Movement outreach program

The Kansas City Care Clinic continues its HIV testing and prevention outreach program known as the HIMM (High Impact Men’s Movement) Project, which targets the “men who have sex with men” demographic (MSM) in the Kansas City area. Program coordinator Jonathon Antle gave us an update on HIMM’s work in the community.

First Saturdays: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., monthly HIV testing at Sidekicks Saloon, 3707 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. At Sidekicks, HIMM works with the Good Samaritan Project and the Kansas City Health Department to offer full HIV/STI testing.

Second Sundays: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. monthly HIV testing at Missie B’s, 805 W. 39th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Mobile Testing: Text HIMM at 816-663-9842 or send a message from to arrange a time and place for testing, or text/message for information on HIV, PrEP, treatment, etc.

CLEAR – Choosing Life: Empowerment. Action. Results: A one-on-one, five-week counseling program to help those living with HIV take control of their emotions and lives by using tools like mindfulness, emotional awareness, CLEAR thinking, SMART objectives, etc.


13418775_1092025877535799_5756002639363221693_nLIKEME Lighthouse Plans Active Shooter Training and Cook-Off

Kansas City’s LGBTQ center is planning two events:

The Department of Homeland Security will present Active Shooter Training at the Lighthouse, with two opportunities for you to attend: 6: p.m. Dec. 16 and 11 a.m. Dec. 17. Each session will run about two hours. More info is at

The third annual Chili Cook-Off competition will be held from noon-2:30 p.m. Jan. 8. at Californos, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Proceeds support LIKEME Lighthouse-KC. Cover charge is $5; to compete, the entry fee is $15. More info is at

LIKEME Lighthouse Calendar:  December/January

Dec 8 Rainbow Warriors, 7-9 p.m.

Dec 10 Hear Me Out Toastmasters, 9-11 a.m.

Dec 10 Listen & Talk with the Tenth Voice, 1-2 p.m.

Dec 11 Parents of LGBT+ Youth, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Dec 11 SOS Squad of Siblings, 3-5 p.m.

Dec 12 Friends & Allies of EQUAL Trans Support Group, 6-8 p.m.

Dec 14 KC Bear Mafia, 7-8:30 p.m.

Dec 15 EQUAL Trans Support Group, 5-7:30 p.m.

Dec 15 Rainbow Warriors, 7:30-9 p.m.

Dec 16 Active Shooter Training, 6-8 p.m.

Dec 17 Active Shooter Training, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dec 17 Listen & Talk with the Tenth Voice, 1-2 p.m.

Dec 18 SOS Squad of Siblings, 3-5 p.m.

Dec 22 Rainbow Warriors, 7-9 p.m.

Dec 23 LIKEME Lighthouse Volunteer Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m.

Dec 24 Hear Me Out Toastmasters, 9-11 a.m.

Dec 24 Listen & Talk with the Tenth Voice, 1-2 p.m.

Dec 29 Rainbow Warriors, 7-9 p.m.

Dec 31 Hear Me Out Toastmasters, 9-11 a.m.

Dec 31 Listen & Talk with the Tenth Voice, 1-2 p.m.

Jan 5 Rainbow Warriors, 7-9 p.m.

Jan 7 Listen & Talk with the Tenth Voice, 1-2 p.m.

Jan 8 Chili Cook-Off @ Californos, noon-2:30 p.m.

Jan 8 Parents of LGBT+ Youth, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Jan 8 SOS Squad of Siblings, 3-5 p.m.

Jan 9 Friends & Allies of EQUAL Trans Support Group, 6-8 p.m.

Jan 12 Rainbow Warriors, 7-9 p.m.

Jan 14 Hear Me Out Toastmasters, 9-11 a.m.

Jan 14 Listen & Talk with the Tenth Voice, 1-2 p.m.

Jan 15 SOS Squad of Siblings, 3-5 p.m.

Jan 17 Straight Alliance Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Date and times are subject to change.

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bedrock-christmas-posterThrough Dec. 24

Late Night Theatre presents ‘A Very Bedrock Christmas’

Yabba-dabba-doo, you’ll have a gay old time at Late Night Theatre’s holiday show, with all your favorite Flintstone characters parodied in this modern stone-age production. Shows often sell out in advance, so it’s best to purchase tickets early. If available, however, tickets will be sold at the door. Show and ticket details are at Performances will be at Missie B’s, 805 W. 39th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Dec. 10

hmc-kcc-ad-for-campHeartland Men’s Chorus presents ‘Kansas City Christmas’

This holiday concert is in its third year, and HMC reports that “Kansas City Christmas has become the way thousands of Kansas Citians sing in the season. With a blend of familiar carols, choral classics and hilariously zany holiday numbers, Kansas City Christmas features something for everyone and is sure to leave you in the holiday spirit.”

The program will feature John Rutter’s majestic Gloria in a new setting for men’s voices accompanied by brass and percussion. And, for the first time, the chorus will take a mainstage concert to Johnson County, at Yardley Hall.

The performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, will be at Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.

For tickets and information visit:

March 3.

13445360_10153683010240509_2912623664811405896_nComic Lisa Lampanelli at the Uptown

Editor’s Note:   Because of ice storms on Jan. 14, this show has been rescheduled to March 3.

One of America’s funniest comedians and a huge icon in the LGBTQA communities, Lampanelli will be bringing her own unique style of insult comedy to the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. For more information: Camp will also be giving away four tickets, so check our Facebook page, “Camp Kansas City,” for details.

custom-hrc-botb-2017-black-whiteJan. 15 

HRC Battle of the Bands 

This eighth annual event will be from 2 to 8 p.m. at Kanza Hall in Overland Park. See information in Lesbian Events on page 12 and the Battle of the Bands ad in the December print issue of Camp.