Finding evidence of early lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history often involves reading between the lines. Veiled references in diaries or letters, police reports, records of social work organizations, and legal documents give us insight into the experiences of LGBTQ individuals in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as they navigated a society that ostracized and even criminalized their community. Beginning in the mid-twentieth century, the records, papers, publications, photographs, and ephemera of LGBTQ organizations and individuals tell stories of love, community, struggle, the AIDS crisis, and growing public acceptance. As LGBTQ identity began to take shape in the mid- and late nineteenth century, city and state government in Missouri devised increasingly specific anti-sodomy and anti-crossdressing laws to suppress homosexual and gender-nonconforming behavior.
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University of Missouri-Kansas City offers Pride Scholarships to gay students
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Press release from the City of Kansas City:. Ordinance passed out of Legislative Session Thursday, December 17th during the City Council's last meeting of These organizations are already playing an integral role, providing recommendations for Commission leadership focused on diversity and representation within the LGBTQIA Community. On December 21st, from 4 p. This formally-appointed Commission will help broaden the perspectives of those presently serving in City government.