Kansas City Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month

Most locals might not know that the upcoming Kansas City Pride Fest gets a great deal of help from KCMO NTDF funds . . . However, the month long celebration hosts plenty of opportunities for locals to learn more about their friends, neighbors & probably more than a few of their relatives.

More backstory and info here . . .

"LGBTQ Pride Month is a commemoration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community that is part celebration and part protest. It is often associated with massive parades and parties that honor the community’s joys and accomplishments. But the rallies, marches and political actions can be just as important to draw attention to the issues still facing the community.

"LGBTQ Pride Month traces its roots back to the 1969 Stonewall riots, which started on June 28, 1969. The first Pride marches started the following year, on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the multiday riots, and these one-day celebrations eventually evolved into a full month of LGBTQ pride."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

LGBTQ+ Pride Month is starting to show its colors around the world. What to know

Pride Month is kicking off around the world with parades and festivals in cities large and small. The annual celebration of LGBTQ+ people and culture begins Saturday against a complicated backdrop of backlashes.

It's officially Pride Month: Here's everything you should know about the global LGBTQ celebration

Pride Month is celebrated annually in June to honor the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. It traces its roots back to the 1969 Stonewall riots.

Why June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month

The short answer is Stonewall, but there's more to Pride history.

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