Saturday, June 01, 2019
THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST: KANSAS CITY PRIDE FEST STARTS LOCAL LGBT POLITICAL RENAISSANCE?!?!
Despite the best efforts of corporate interests and promoters, Pride Fest is about more than good times.
An important example . . .
KSHB: KC celebrates LGBTQ community as concerns grow over protections
The Pride Month kickoff event in at Berkeley Riverfront Park in Kansas City, Missouri, was filled with live performances, games and food. But some in attendance wondered why state lawmakers did not add protections for LGBTQ members when it comes to state law regarding discrimination in employment and housing.
“The Republican super majority (in the Missouri legislature) have not allowed a vote to happen on a very simple bill that says you can't fire someone from their job because they are LGBT," Rep. Greg Razer said. "That is basic civil rights."
Razer is one of four LGBTQ community members in the Missouri legislature. This session lawmakers did not put his bill up for a full vote before the House of Representatives.
More importantly, with the start of "Pride Month" and this town's first openly LGBT contender for mayor facing an important election . . .
IS KANSAS CITY AT THE OUTSET OF AN LGBT REAWAKENING?!?!
Old school denizens might remember that the LGBT community was far more militant and pushed back against both Conservatives and the Democratic Establishment. Now, was "the movement" becomes more mainstream . . . It seems like a very real power grab is underway given the political maturity of the community.
And all of this inspires our playlist for tonight and a preview of local political reality . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.