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Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights

Now through April 13, 2018

Miller Nichols Library, 3rd Floor

Kansas City played a pivotal role in the launch of the modern gay rights movement. This exhibit, built by faculty, students, and staff at UMKC, explores that story. The exhibit is located on the 3rd floor of UMKC's Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st Street. Click here for more information.
"Although the history of the homophile movement might have passed, the telling of the homophile movement’s history has only just begun. On October 20, 2016, a historical marker commemorating the National Planning Conference of Homophile Organizations’ 50th anniversary was unveiled in Kansas City. Championed by LGBT-KC, a volunteer committee that partnered with the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America to help construct the memorial, the marker now stands at the corner of 12th and Wyandotte across from where the Hotel State once stood." ~Exerpt from Making History
View photos from the unveiling at the link above.
Update 9/8/17: KC Studio published a great article about the exhibit and Kansas City's history with the LGBTQ Community.
Update 10/3/17: A digital version of the exhibit is now online!

Posted: January 15, 2018