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Senior Wednesday – From Stonewall to Small Town Kansas by Brandon West

From Stonewall to Small Town Kansas by Brandon West 

Humanities Kansas Speakers Bureau

The social revolution commonly known as Pride has deep connections to Kansas, and today more Kansans and their communities are welcoming their LGBTQ neighbors and friends. The events at Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in 1969 galvanized a generation to stand up for their civil rights. Kansans contributed to this early history, including the design of the iconic rainbow flag. This talk will trace early struggles to gain equality in rights for LGBTQ individuals and today’s broad acceptance of Pride in rural Kansas.

Senior Wednesdays are sponsored by generous funding through The Charles and Joanne McIlwaine Foundation, and hosted by the Museum and its friends group WHiMS. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program starts at 10 a.m. Tours follow at 11 a.m. Museum admission for non-members is $ 2.00 (free to members).