Kansas City In 1960s Gay Rights History
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A lineup of the female impersonators appearing at the Jewel Box nightclub.
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The Phoenix Society of Kansas City published a magazine for the gay community.
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The Jewel Box at 3219 Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, was a nightclub known for its drage shows that began in the late 1950s
Before there was the Stonewall Riots in 1969, a historic meeting took place in Kansas City's State Hotel that would form the foundation for the gay and lesbian rights movement.
That's just one piece of the city's LGBTQ history Stuart Hinds tells. There's also the nightlife of the 60s and the organization that distributed information for gay men and opened the city's first gay community center, the Phoenix House.