KC Heartland is home to a very supportive and inclusive community, with more than 60,000 people in our region identifying as LGBTQIA+. Our open hearts led us to host one of the longest-running and largest Pride Fest celebrations in the U.S., and we are proud to rank as a top location for equality.
The Parade of Hearts, a public art campaign that ran March to June 2022, featured several LGBTQIA+ inspired KC Heart sculptures placed around the region, including “Pride of the City,” “Love in All Colors,” and “Be You. Do You. Celebrate You.”
From entertainment and restaurants to civic committees and resource centers, KC offers a variety of opportunities to connect. Explore the links below as a starting point to tap into Kansas City’s LGBTQIA+ community.
KC Center for Inclusion | An affirming and supportive space for LGBTQIA+ adults and youth.
Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce | Advocates, promotes and facilitates the success of the LGBTQIA+ business community and their allies.
LGBTQ Commission of Kansas City | Assists and supports Kansas City, Missouri, leadership by serving as an advisory body to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager.
PFLAG Kansas City | Committed to the civil rights of LGBTQIA+ people through support, education, resources and advocates.
Modern Family Alliance | Supports LGBTQIA+ parents and their children through events, resources, education and community.
Missie B’s | One of KC’s largest and most popular gay bars, offering drag shows, drinks and dancing.
Bistro 303 | A “gay little bistro and bar in Westport,” offering a French-bistro-inspired menu, craft cocktails and wine in a cozy atmosphere.
Hamburger Mary’s | A raucous bar and grill where you can play HamBINGO, sing Maryoke, sip mimosas for Fabulous Drag Brunch and, of course, eat a tasty burger.
Unicorn Theatre | Features shows that shine a light on diversity and inclusive stories about gender identity, race and religion.
Servaes Brewing | A queer-owned microbrewery offering an ever-rotating line of wacky sours, barrel-aged beers and craft sodas.
Fountain Haus | The largest space in the Midwest for LGBTQIA+ people and allies, offering a different experience on every level of the building, from the quiet speakeasy to the wild dance floor.