Want To Know? Ask A Pro - Attorney to Field Your Legal Questions

Editor's Note: With this issue of Camp, we are introducing a column in which local experts will offer advice in response to your legal, financial, real estate and other business or personal questions. Here is the first of many we hope to feature in future issues of Camp. -- John Long
Question: What happens when a former prosecuting attorney with nearly 20 years of experience enters the private sector?
Answer: Suddenly we have access to a remarkable resource who knows precisely how the system works and how to best mount an effective legal defense!
Rachel Townsend, who supported the rights of the LGBT community while in office, will be providing some complimentary answers to a variety of hypothetical legal questions over the coming months for Camp readers.
In her office, Townsend, a married mother of two, sits across the room from her assistant Joshua Cox, an active member of Kansas City’s gay and lesbian community. The two compassionate, accessible, and LGBT-supportive individuals help people navigate the complex legal system.
“We are probably the nicest people our clients never hope to meet,” Cox jokes.
In addition to the typical diplomas adorning the walls, there’s plenty of evidence in their office that Townsend and Cox have a unique love of horses, horseback riding and the Kansas City community. Their passion for everything equine should be of particular interest to Camp readers in this Gay Rodeo edition.
“Knowledge is power, and she placates many fears by educating her clients,” Cox says. “Coupling client education with her natural compassion and concern for her client’s situation is something that sets Rachel apart from many attorneys. You are not a number or a type of case to Rachel. I say this not only as her assistant, but as Rachel’s former client. I’ve seen Rachel in action on my behalf and heard judges congratulate her -- in open court- - for the way she has disposed of the charges against me.”
Do you have a burning legal query for Townsend? Please email Camp at jlong@campkc.com with your questions.
Rachel Townsend’s office is located at 6119 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Raytown, Missouri 64133. She can be reached at (816) 383-1102 or townsendlawkc@gmail.com

WhistlePig + Alfa Romeo F1

SHOREHAM, VT (September 13, 2023) — WhistlePig Whiskey, the leaders in independent craft whiskey, and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake are waving the checkered flag on a legend-worthy release that’s taking whiskey to G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

Keep readingShow less
by Spectrum Medical Care Center

Nurse Practitioner Ari Kravitz

When I started medical transition at 20 years old, it was very difficult to get the care I needed for hormone replacement therapy because there are very few providers trained in starting hormones for trans people, even though it’s very similar to the hormones that we prescribe to women in menopause or cisgender men with low testosterone.

I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

Keep readingShow less

Descanso Resort swimming pool and lounge area

Descanso Resort, Palm Springs' premier destination for gay men, just received Tripadvisor's highest honor, a Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2023. Based on guests' reviews and ratings, fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings around the world receive the coveted "Best of the Best" designation. Descanso ranked 12th in the top 25 small inns and hotels category in the United States. Quite an accomplishment!

Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

Keep readingShow less