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The Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) #PRIDE

The Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) includes a wide range of items, such as personal and organizational papers, images, magazines, ephemera, memorabilia, and other materials related to the history of the local LGBT communities. The Archives has two repositories: the LaBudde Special Collections Department at the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri–Kansas City and the Kansas City Museum. Among the notable aspects are the archives of the AIDS Service Foundation, the performance archives of Melinda Ryder and DeDe DeVille, and a large selection of AIDS WALK Kansas City t-shirts, primarily from the collection of Mike Sugnet. The Kansas City Museum houses approximately 500 collection items. These artifacts are available for research, for exhibits, or for loans to other museums for exhibit or research. GLAMA was originally founded as a collaboration of three organizations; the third was the Jackson County Historical Society. Learn more at LibWebUMKC.edu or KansasCityMuseum.org.

Featured in the June 10, 2023 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: Bruce Bandle and Kansas City Museum




War Horses For Veterans – The Derby Party

War Horses for Veterans, founded by Andy and Patricia Brown, held its third annual fundraiser, The Derby Party, on May 4th. More than 400 guests watched the Kentucky Derby race…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Spring Luncheon

Lidia’s was the lovely location for the Symphony League of Kansas City’s annual Spring Luncheon on May 8th. Mandy Burditt and Trish Mayer were the co-chairmen. Nearly 60 members and…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Ball Kickoff

Symphony League members gathered at Amy Volini’s beautiful home recently to kick off preparations for the 2024 Symphony Ball, “NOVA.”Amy and Julie Sykes hosted the fun event, where Ball Chairman…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

In the spirit of gratitude, Saint Luke’s Foundation hosted its Spirit of Philanthropy Awards celebration on April 18th at the 1900 Building. Being honored this year are: Philanthropists of the…