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State of Stories: Confronting the Straight State: The Struggle for LGBTQ Civil Rights in Kansas City (ZOOM)

Wed, Jun 16 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm Central
Virtual Branch
Age Group
For adults


The Story Center
Story Center Event
Virtual Event


Stuart Hinds, Curator of Special Collections & Archives at UMKC, and Austin Williams, director of the award-winning documentary The Ordinance Project, discuss the history of LGBTQ activism in Kansas City. From the formation of the Phoenix Society for Individual Freedom to the recent creation of the city’s LGBTQ Commission, the first of its kind in the state of Missouri, activists have continued to build upon the work of those who came before them, each marked with their own series of challenges, setbacks, victories, and defeats. This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. Program registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Participants will be emailed a Zoom access code 30 minutes before the start of the program, so please include your email in the registration. Please note: You must sign into the room prior to the start of the program. Admittance to the classroom will close five minutes after the program's start time. Space is limited.


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