Actually, this town's Pride Fest isn't going to happen until August and local festivities are still hampered by COVID precautions.
Nevertheless, here's a quick peek at the slate this month . . .
Photo by Mercedes Mehling June is Pride month! Here is an ever-changing list of events happening this month in Kansas City to help you celebrate. If you have Pride events you want to share with us, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Kale Van Leeuwen, the artist who painted the Pride mural at the Country Club Plaza, and for others who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community, it's not just a flag - it's a welcome sign for acceptance and safety. June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ+ community.
President Biden recognized June as Pride Month in a proclamation on Tuesday, while pushing for LGBTQ equality and calling out some states for targeting trans youth in "discriminatory bills." Why it matters: The White House has repeatedly deferred to the Justice Department on whether it will take action against a record number of bills targeting trans youth introduced by Republican lawmakers.
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