Changing Times: Almanac and Digest of Kansas City’s LGBTQIA History

Changing Times: Almanac and Digest of Kansas City's LGBTQIA History Author David W. Jackson
ISBN-10 0970430809
ISBN-13 9780970430809
Year 2016-09-27
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Orderly Pack Rat, The
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Three years before NYCs 1969 Stonewall Riots the gay liberation movement catapulted in Kansas City when 40 representatives from nearly 15 organizations met on February 19 21 1966 at Kansas Citys Hotel Stateformerly located at the northeast corner of 12th and Wyandotte It was the first ever national gathering of lesbian and gay rights activists Missourian Harold Leland Hal Call spearheaded the event attended by Kansas Citians Drew Shafer Al Greathouse and Larry Hungerford Other national equality visionaries Barbara Gittings Forest Gunnison Jr Frank Kameny Phyllis Lyon Del Martin and Don Slater joined they soon formed the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations NPCHO This expanded second edition marks the 50th anniversary of Kansas Citys pivotal role in the early struggle for equal rights for LGBTQIA individuals and coincides with the October 2016 unveiling of Kansas Citys first historical interpretive LGBTQIA related marker In addition to a timeline almanac and digest of feature articles this volume contains the first ever comprehensive census of 175 Kansas City lesbian and gay bars from the 1930s to present

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