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Kansas City In 1960s Gay Rights History

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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.

  • Stuart Hinds, curator of Special Collections & Archives at UMKC and curator of the Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid America (GLAMA)
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