Fun Gay Things to Do This Summer

You’ll have to act quickly to get to these first two events, but the others are stretched out over the warmer months through early October.
June 18, 7 to 10 p.m. — Game On! KC Wave’s Annual Swimwear Fundraiser
Proceeds benefit the KC Wave aquatics team and Kansas City Anti-Violence Project.
Crosstown Station, 1522 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo.
Go to, or KC Wave Swim Team Facebook page.
June 19 , 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Gay Day at Worlds of Fun
This fun day at Kansas City’s Northland amusement park is sponsored by the Lesbian & Gay Community Center of Greater Kansas City and the Mid America Freedom Band.

Go to, or contact Mitch Levine at or 816-931-6025.

Special ticket pricing that included lunch ended June 10.
June 24, July 29, Aug. 26 & Sep. 30,
8 p.m., Screenland Slams
On the last Thursday of every month, Screenland Crown Center turns three local comedians loose on some of the worst films in history and they rip each of them to shreds. 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., on the third floor.

Go to
June 25-July 1 — Kansas City Gay & Lesbian Film + Video Festival

A week’s worth of LGBT-themed films is screened in Westport at Tivoli Cinemas, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Go to or contact the festival at or 816-931-0738.
July 15, Aug. 19 & Sept. 16, 7 p.m.
Castro Movie Nights
Current film releases are screened the third Thursday of every month to raise funds for a rotating list of HIV/AIDS related charities.

Screenland Armour, 408 Armour Road, North Kansas City, Mo.
Go to the Castro Movie Nights Facebook group.
July 23-Aug. 1 — KC Fringe Festival
Not necessarily gay but edgy, artsy and yes, sometimes a bit queer. Venues are varied, centered in the Crossroads and Midtown.Go to
July 27, 9 p.m. — Black Gay Pride
The Pride Royalty Court from the past 10 years will perform, kicking off Black Gay Pride’s celebration of its first decade.
Tootsies, 1822 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
Go to K.C. Black Pride CarringtonEnt Facebook page or contact at
July 30, 7 p.m. — Zoey Awards
Zoe Kelly’s awards ceremony recognizing local LGBTA persons and groups. Proceeds benefit the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association.
Flo’s Cabaret, 1911 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
Formal attire is requested. Go to
Sept. 4-5 — Show-Me State Rodeo
Roping, riding, racing and goat-dressing at Lone Wolf Ranch Arena, 22801 State Line Road, Cleveland, Mo.
Go to
Sept. 10, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Corroboree in the Park
SAVE Inc.’s annual fundraiser in (new location) City Market Park, between Third and Fourth Streets, west of the City Market Pavilion in Kansas City, Mo.

Go to or call 816-531-8340.
Sept. 11, 2 to 8 p.m.
Latino Gay Pride (Orgullo Latino)
Come celebrate Latino Pride with culture, dance, music, sport, food, drink and fun. Location to be determined.
Contact Mario Canedo at to volunteer or reserve a table.
Sept. 12 — AIDS Bicycle Challenge
Fundraiser to benefit the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City. The ride begins and ends in Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park, Kansas City, Mo.
Go to or call 816-931-0959.
Oct. 10 — OutFest
The Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Greater Kansas City sponsors its annual festival celebrating LGBT History Month and Coming Out Day. Event site not yet announced. Last year’s OutFest took place in Hyde Park (Gillham Road at 37th Street), Kansas City, Mo.
Go to

For more fun stuff, check out Kansas City’s LGBT sports teams, performance, community service and social groups. Find them at the business directory.
All listings are for reader information only and are based on planned events as of publication deadline. Details are subject to change. Please contact event organizers for the most up-to-date information.

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