A fun and fact-filled LGBTQ+ Historic Tour
Kansas City Rainbow Tour
The Kansas City Rainbow Tour is a self-guided, app-narrated, driving tour of Kansas City’s rich LGBTQ+ history.
Years before the Stonewall Riots erupted, The Gay Rights movement was conceived in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Rainbow Tour utilizes the VoiceMap app/website to guide you on a colorful, story-filled drive through Kansas City to over 20 specific destinations with reference to that many more. The approximately 60-minute tour will begin near UMKC and wind its way northward with the final stop at the Kansas City Museum in the historic northeast.
As you drive, you’ll hear voices from past and present tell you their stories. Stops include historic gay bar locations, Womontown, the Liberty Memorial, the Jazz District, and many, many more.
Download the VoiceMap app to join the Kansas City Rainbow Tour:
The Kansas City Rainbow Tour Launch Party is Saturday, June 3 at the Kansas City Museum with a festive celebration that includes special guests, giveaways, and historic reveals!
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Phases 2, 3, & 4:
- include full-length interviews with historic figures, community leaders, lawmakers, and more.
- A living history app that allows users to upload their own content.
- Tour and travel companion guides and directories.
- Documentaries about key figures, locations, and events in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Rainbow Tour is a proud Rocket Grant recipient.
Special thanks to:
The tour is free to experience thanks to the generous support of people like YOU! Buy your Launch Party Tickets here and make a Venmo donation to keep the tour free for years to come.
Contact Joel Barrett about sponsorship opportunities.
A self-guided driving tour featuring voices & stories past & present from Kansas City’s rich LGBTQ history. Launched 6/3/23
Curator: Joel Barrett
Donate today to keep the Rainbow Tour free for years to come. Use the QR code to send your Rainbow Tour project donation through Venmo: @joel-speaks-out.
Contact Joel Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities, speaking engagements, and more.