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Fighting for Equality in the Heartland

Post submitted by Tony Wagner, former HRC Regional Field Director

While I am headed off to Kansas City today for HRC’s “On the Road to Equality” national bus tour, David, Fred and Candace are at the University of Kansas this morning welcoming Jayhawks back to school this week. Watch for Candace’s report from our university stops at KU and tomorrow at UMKC! For more information on our stops in Kansas and Missouri visit

If you haven’t yet committed, but are interested in joining us for any of our KC area activities, I’d like to highlight two specific events that should be stellar.

LIKE ME Lighthouse Benefit Party

Friday, August 26th | 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Missie B’s | 805 W. 39th St., Kansas City, MO

HRC Foundation, Missie B’s and LIKE ME Lighthouse will host a raffle to benefit the LIKE ME Lighthouse project that will include a grand prize of two free American Airlines tickets to anywhere in the US, Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean! Other prizes includes HRC merchandise and gift certificates. The drawing will be at MIDNIGHT.

Join HRC Foundation, LIKE ME Lighthouse and Missie B’s on Friday night as we raise awareness and money for the LIKE ME Lighthouse project – the projectl for a physical LGBT center in Kansas City. Working with our friends at Missie B’s and LIKE ME Lighthouse, it will be an unforgettable night you won’t want to miss! The event is free and RSVP is recommended

Equality@Work: Reception for LGBT and Allied Professionals

Thursday, August 25th | Presentation: 5 to 6 p.m. | Networking Reception: 6 to 8 p.m.

AMC Mainstreet 6 | Marquee Lounge | 1400 Main St. | Kansas City, MO

Hors d’oeuvres and drink ticket provided

We would like to invite you to a special event for local LGBT professionals and allies. HRC President Joe Solmonese will present “On the Cusp of Equality: Are We at a Tipping Point?”, a talk about the current state of the LGBT movement in the US. The presentation will then be followed by a reception for all attendees, along with some very special guests. As space is limited, an RSVP is necessary. Please register today.

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