Don’t Let the Political Climate Overwhelm You

November 3, 2017

To the editor: I was 13 years of age when the American Psychiatric Association began to question whether “homosexuality” was a mental disorder. I was 26 when any homosexual reference was removed from the Diagnostic […]

A Pride of Lions 

June 1, 2016

When I came out back in 2001, it was just a few weeks before my birthday and it was right after I went to my first Kansas City Gay Pride festival downtown. It’s amazing to […]

Keep the Democrats in Office

August 10, 2015

This has been a life-changing time in politics, and we here in Kansas City are very fortunate to have elected individuals who are totally open to people who come from every background imaginable. There are not many major cities in the United States with such an open-minded city government. […]

Join AIDS Walk to Honor Steve Metzler’s Legacy

April 26, 2015

AIDS Walk Kansas City and our entire community have lost a beloved and cherished friend, Steve Metzler, who passed away suddenly on March 24. In 1992, Steve and some forward-thinking local leaders started the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City.  […]

Speakout – Help Us Observe World AIDS Day 2014

November 22, 2014

The United Nations has once again proclaimed “Getting to Zero” as the campaign theme for World AIDS Day, which is Dec. 1. That means zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. […]

Pride Festival: An Open Letter

January 24, 2014

I write this with no hesitation — something I thought I may have felt as I started this open letter. I know that I write this with the support of numerous community members and patrons of the Kansas City Pride Festival. […]

KC Pride Celebration Keeps Getting Worse

July 4, 2013

My first Pride in Kansas City was 2009 at the Liberty Memorial. I have been to every Pride since, and each year the Pride that Kansas City puts on gets worse and worse — this year being the absolute worst! […]

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