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CampBiz - May, 2014
We hope you’re enjoying spring and looking forward to the many activities that the upcoming weeks will bring. This issue of Camp honors the 26th annual AIDS Walk Kansas City, with stories focused on some of the individuals who work to make every year a success. We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to seeing you at AIDS Walk on April 26.
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Walkie Talkies, Golf Carts and Envelope Stuffing
Shawn Mullane has done it all in her 20 years with AIDS Walk.
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A Strong Fundraiser’s Advice: Keep at it
Part of the Café Trio team for AIDS Walk, David Maschmeier has been using Facebook this year to boost his total.
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Using Unique Talents for Fundraising
The four co-chairs of AIDS Walk raise money through everything from cupcake parties to rescuing animals.
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From Plumbing to Sweets, Mother and Son Share a Business Savvy
Belinda Manos and Zachary Manos are a dynamic duo. Between her passion for the LGBT community and his entrepreneurial spirit, this mother-and-son pair have a lot to offer Kansas City.
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Local Activist to Attend Lady Gaga’s Youth Retreat
In mid-August, 17-year-old Kansas City, Mo., native Zachary Mallory will be attending the Born Brave Youth Retreat at Camp Hi-Rock in Mount Washington, Mass.
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Missouri Representative Mike Colona Files Marriage Bill
BREAKING NEWS: In a press release just issued by PROMO, some very exciting legislation to repeal and replace Missouri's ban on same sex marriage has been introduced by Rep. Mike Colona, Democrat, District 080 in St. Louis.
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Kansas City Pride Announces June 20 & 21 Dates and Location

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MORGAN / STANLEY : Kathleen Kunkler Moves Easily Between Offering Financial Advice and Rocking Out
Kathleen Kunkler is a financial adviser by day, a rocker by night, and a longtime leader in the Kansas City community.
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Make Enthusiastic Consent Our New Standard
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project’s vision is to end all types of violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
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Fred Phelps is Dead at 84
Fred Phelps is Dead at 84 Founder and former leader of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan, Pastor Fred Phelps died March 19, 2014.
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CampBiz - April, 2014
According to the calendar, spring’s officially here. Let’s hope the weather agrees.
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Two Men’s Choruses Unite to Celebrate Harvey Milk
On the last weekend in March, Kansas City’s Heartland Men’s Chorus and Gateway Men’s Chorus of St. Louis will combine their voices to perform the Midwest premiere of the oratorio I Am Harvey Milk.
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Who Was Harvey Milk?
Harvey Bernard Milk was born May 22, 1930, on Long Island, N.Y. He attended college in his home state before joining the Navy during the Korean War.
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A Milestone for Missie B’s
The Kansas City bar is celebrating its 20th anniversary April 15-22. Owner Michael Burnes and manager Jan Allen share their memories.
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CampBiz - March, 2014
March 1 is the day for the annual AIDS Walk Open pub crawl! Organizers have added more bars this year to make this 11-hole mini-golf party happen.
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Kurt Krieger Starts a Group to Build Community
On Jan. 22, the Rev. Kurt Krieger, who many know as Pastor Kurt, convened a group of community members who represented various LGBTQI groups within the metro.
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Local Tax-Based Firm SmartSpot Brings Clarity and Creativity to Numbers
When you think of taxes, you probably don’t think of creativity, fun and openness. But SmartSpot just might change your mind.
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Historic News in Missouri
The ACLU of Missouri has announced that it is filing a lawsuit against the state on behalf of eight legally married LGBT couples who are Missouri residents.
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Communion Denied to North Missouri Same-Sex Couple on the Occasion of Mother's Death
When Carol Parker's mother, Alice, passed away the day after Christmas, she took solace in the companionship of her partner of nearly 20 years and the expected embrace of her faith community. What she hadn't anticipated was to be denied Holy Communion at the funeral mass.
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Step by Step, Through the 2014 AIDS Walk Events
A putt-putt golf tourney and pub crawl is only the beginning of the events leading up to a $500,000 fundraising goal.
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A Fresh Perspective on Gaining LGBT Rights in Missouri
If someone back in Colorado had told me I would be living and working in Kansas City, Mo., come the New Year, I never would have believed them.
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CampBiz - January/February, 2014
The Spirit of Hope MCC congregation is inviting the community to join them on Jan. 25 and 26 to say farewell to the Rev. Kurt Krieger, senior pastor.
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Six Same-sex Couples and Equality Florida Institute File Lawsuit Seeking the Freedom to Marry in Florida
(Miami, FL, January 21, 2014)—Today, six same-sex couples and Equality Florida Institute are filing a lawsuit in Florida state court in Miami seeking the freedom to marry.
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Albers Specialty Pharmacy Caters to HIV/AIDS Patients
The Kansas City-based independent business offers compassionate, personalized service.
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UMKC to Host Largest College LGBTA Conference Feb. 7-9
About 2,400 people, most of them students, are expected to attend the event in downtown Kansas City
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Desirée Luv Visitation and Funeral Service Set for Friday in Ohio
Kansas City diva Desirée Luv died Jan. 10, 2014. Ms. Luv had spent the last 17 years entertaining with her peers on the stages of Kansas City.
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Missouri Gay and Lesbian Couples Filing Joint Tax Returns Challenged in New Lawsuit.
After Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) announced in November, 2013 that he would sign an executive order to allow gay and lesbian couples who were legally married in other states to file joint tax returns with the Missouri Department of Revenue, his executive order has been challenged today.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Whim Productions Launches Inaugural Season
The opening show, ‘Flowers in the Wardrobe,’ melds together two well-known novels. Expect to see wicked humor, talking animals, a sadistic grandmother and Baby’s cameo appearance.
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  • Former Missionaries Meet Again in Sequel to ‘The Falls’ 4/19/2014
  • First Lady? 3/20/2014
  • Pay Attention to That Man Behind the Microphone 3/20/2014
  • Matt Goss, Big Bad Gina, Lea Michele, Scarlett Rabe 3/20/2014
  • COLUMNS
    The Camp 10 - Charles S. McVey
    March is upon us, and we are finally starting to see some hints of spring! When the weather shifts, it is time to escape the house.
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  • Ask Lambda Legal - Job-Seeking While Openly Gay  3/20/2014
  • Minding Your Health - About That Resolution… 3/20/2014
  • Health and Fitness - In Spring, Warm Up, Move Around and Help Your Health 3/20/2014
  • The Camp 10 - Sue Brazelton 3/1/2014

  • UPCOMING EVENTS
    PFLAG-KC Monthly Meeting

    PFLAG-KC Monthly Meeting

    PFLAG-KC Monthly Meeting







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