Janaya Khan Thursday, November 3rd at 6pm Pierson Auditorium Register Here International Ambassador for the #BlackLivesMatter Network Janaya Khan, known as Future in the Black Lives Matter movement, is a Black, queer, gender-nonconforming activist, staunch Afrofuturist, social-justice educator and boxer based in Toronto. As the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, they are committed to […]
UMKC and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is proud to welcome DENICE FROHMAN! Denice is an award-winning poet, lyricist, and educator, whose work explores the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and the “in-betweeness” that exists in us all. Born and raised in New York City, she is the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, […]
States of Grace Tuesday, April 5th at 7pm Student Union Theater Join us for a special FREE screening of States of Grace. The profound transformation of a Bay Area family lies at the heart of this story about resilience and the healing power of community and spiritual practice. For Dr. Grace Dammann, a pioneering AIDS specialist, […]
UMKC SGA Black Lives Matter Speaker Series and UMKC LGBTQIA Pride Month Presents: A Conversation with Janet Mock Monday, April 18th 6:00pm UMKC Pierson Auditorium Register Here Celebrating UMKC LGBTQIA Pride Month and the UMKC SGA Black Lives Matter Series, in collaboration with the University of Missouri-Kansas City LGBTQIA Affairs Council, UMKC Student Government […]
Join us on February 11th, Roos! The LGBTQIA Affairs Student Council hopes you will join us for the next LGBTQIA Social! Come meet your different LGBTQIA student organizations, play some games, and enjoy some FREE food! We hope to see you Thursday, February 11th at 7:00pm in the Oak Street Hall Basement.
- California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states - KAKE June 23, 2017Breitbart NewsCalifornia AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other statesKAKE(AP) - California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra ... Lawmakers passed ...California bans state-funded travel to Texas, says new adoption […]
- A Queer, Undocumented, Rural American Tells His Story At Kansas City's LGBT Film Festival - KCUR June 22, 2017KCURA Queer, Undocumented, Rural American Tells His Story At Kansas City's LGBT Film FestivalKCURAs quickly becomes clear in Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America, one of the movies in this year's Out Here Now — Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, the undocumented part of Serrano's identity is what brings much more pain and heartbreak.
- Former Kansas City Chief comes out as gay, credits organization - KCTV5 - KCTV Kansas City June 20, 2017KCTV Kansas CityFormer Kansas City Chief comes out as gay, credits organization - KCTV5KCTV Kansas CityFormer Chiefs offensive tackle Ryan O'Callaghan came out as gay in a report from Cyd Zeigler of Outsports.com. In the article, O'Callaghan credited former Kansas City General Manager Scott Pioli and local counselor Susan Wilson as key figures that ...Ex-Chiefs […]
- Local work on display at Kansas City's LGBT Film Festival - KSHB June 19, 2017KSHBLocal work on display at Kansas City's LGBT Film FestivalKSHB"Out Here Now" started 18 years ago. It is regarded as one of the most visible and highly regarded LGBT cultural programs in the Midwest. One of the movies being shown is based off a book series written by KC native Jay Bell. He will be […]
- Trans Am cyclist dies in western Kansas crash - KFDI June 18, 2017KFDITrans Am cyclist dies in western Kansas crashKFDIThe Kansas Highway Patrol says 61-year-old Eric Fishbein of San Luis Obispo, California was traveling east on K-96 when he was struck from behind by a car, driven by a 25-year-old Hays woman. Fishbein died at the scene. KFDI News has confirmed that ...Eric Fishbein, a California bicyclist, killed […]
- Transgender: Pregnant Mom Insists She Is a Man - Breitbart News June 23, 2017Breitbart NewsTransgender: Pregnant Mom Insists She Is a ManBreitbart NewsA woman is insisting she is still a “transgender man,” even though she is visibly pregnant and has also stopped taking male hormones. Kaci Sullivan, 29, of Wisconsin, became pregnant with her second child just six months after she stopped taking male ...
- 'Mr Gay Syria': film documents lives of LGBTI Syrian refugees - CNN June 23, 2017CNN'Mr Gay Syria': film documents lives of LGBTI Syrian refugeesCNNBut confronting LGBTI issues isn't the only way that "Mr Gay Syria" surprises. Instead of focusing solely on the hardships facing Syrian refugees, the film sheds light on a close-knit community of displaced friends who find laughter and levity in the ...and more »
- Keep the Anger, Lose the Hate November 15, 2016Anger is a powerful tool. If nothing else, this election proved that fact. Trump ran a hateful, angry campaign, and it paid off very well for him. The impulse to spew all that hate right back into his orange, pudgy little face is alarmingly strong. Succumbing to this temptation is satisfying too. The only thing […]Sam Danley
- How KC Played a Role in LGBT History October 25, 2016The Stonewall riots, which took place in New York City during the summer of 1969, are generally considered the spark that ignited the gay liberation movement. While there’s no denying the importance of Stonewall, many people often overlook another event that also played an important role in the emergence of LGBT activism. The first ever […]Sam Danley