40 Years of Pride – Part 16

By the 2000-teens, Pride Celebrations in Kansas City were on the decline.  Perceived focus towards a target market group rather than the entire community, uneven production values, and ongoing concern around fiscal responsibilities have all contributed to a sense of frustration and apathy about Pride.  Indeed, there have been attempts at offering what some might consider competing Pride events.  For these reasons, this 40th anniversary year brought a new emphasis on improvements to the Celebration, resulting in the largest crowds of the decade so far.

Pride 2015 volleyball game

Pride 2015 volleyball game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pride 2015 Human Rights Campaign Booth

Pride 2015 Human Rights Campaign Booth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HASL Booth

HASL Booth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missouri Air National Guard Booth (!)

Missouri Air National Guard Booth (!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartland Men's Chorus

Heartland Men’s Chorus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local drag legends Flo and Melinda Ryder

Local drag legends Flo and Melinda Ryder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Clifford, one of the "First Ladies of Disco"

Linda Clifford, one of the “First Ladies of Disco”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kit Bond Bridge showing its Pride

The Kit Bond Bridge showing its Pride

 

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