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Story by Chuck Tackett THE UPSTAIRS LOUNGE ARSON FIRE Several years ago, I wrote a Chuck’s Chat article in KC Exposures magazine. I had never heard of this incident. With the responses and feedback I received back then I knew I wasn’t alone. We didn’t know this about our LGBTQ history. Since we’re in the […]

Just in time for Pride, IKEA has released a limited-edition rainbow version of its iconic blue Kvanting bag. The bags retail for $3.99 with 100% of the proceeds going to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. If that’s not cool enough, IKEA has also announced that all its US stores will be flying the rainbow flag […]

Yet another season of RuPaul’s Drag Race may be wrapping up, but RuPaul Andre Charles isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In addition to his talk show, which launches in select markets on June 10 for a three-week trial run, Ru just revealed new details about his upcoming comedy series, AJ and the Queen, which premieres […]

After seeing the crazy success of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, MGM has announced it’s jumping on the musical biopic bandwagon. MGM reports that the studio is developing a movie about Culture Club frontman Boy George. Since bursting onto the music scene in the 1980s, Boy George has sold over 100 million singles and 50 million […]

“I need to wake up. I need to change. I need to shake up. I need to speak out. Something’s got to break up. I’ve been asleep, and I need to wake up. NOW.” “I Need To Wake Up.” Melissa Etheridge Singer Several times this year, I had to make trips to the doctors’ offices, […]

Troye Sivan and Charli XCX team up to host the first annual Go West Fest. Named after the 1979 Village People track “Go West.” The festival will take place on June 6th during Pride week at the Wiltern in Los Angeles and is being presented by Live Nation and Bud Light. Some of the proceeds […]

Story by Chuck Tackett “Gold. Always believed in your soul. You got the power to know. You’re indestructible. Always believe in because you are gold.” “Gold” — Spandau Ballet It is the night of May 17th as I am writing this article. At the end of the month, we here in the Greater Kansas City […]

Plan your weekend get-a-way now. This year’s 2019 Spring Awakening Music Festival will have more than 90 artists that will perform across five unique stages, demonstrating a dynamic variety of genres within the electronic music spectrum. The impressive artist lineup brings some crowd pleasers to the stage like Galantis, DJ Snake, Zedd, Martin Garrix, Rezz, […]

For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers, a welcoming place to stay is perhaps the single most important element of planning a trip. With summer just around the corner and Pride celebrations just about to begin CNN posted a story we thought you would enjoy. The Best LGBT-Friendly Hotels https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/best-lgbtq-friendly-hotels/index.html

HOMOPHOBIC BULLYING RISES IN CHILDREN WHEN LGBT RIGHTS GET PUBLICLY DEBATED Children endure from more homophobic bullying when LGBT rights are publicly debated, according to researchers. The authors of the study published in the journal Pediatrics looked at the results of surveys completed between 2001 and 2014 by almost 5 million middle- and high-school students […]


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