Frequently Asked Questions
The Kansas City Pride Festival 2021 will take place on August 21-22 at Theis Park
In 2020 the Kansas City Diversity Coalition (KCDC) announced they would no longer coordinate the annual Kansas City Pride events. Before this announcement, the LGBTQ+ community in the Kansas City metro area elected a Board of Directors to fill open positions at KCDC. After much consideration, the newly elected board of directors voted to form a standalone nonprofit organization to fill the gap left as a result of the former KCDC board of directors decision.
Donations to be utilized for Kansas City Pride events before 2021 were given to the Kansas City Diversity Coalition. Unfortunately, we cannot answer this question and refer you to their organization for information. KCPCA does not have access to their financial records.
One of the most visible differences you will see is transparency to all KCPCA financial records. Members will receive an annual report, which will include but not be limited to, all income and expenditures. All board meeting minutes will be posted on our website within seven days. A forum for feedback and questions will be made available. Regularly scheduled community meetings will be open to the public and the minutes from those meetings will be posted on the website. Any member of the community, at any time, is more than welcome to contact any board member if they have any questions or concerns. Your questions and concerns will be addressed by your meeting with a board member or the entire board, depending on the question and/or concern in hopes that a mutual agreement can be made to address the question and/or concern. A primary mission of this board is to earn the respect of community members. Our board members are a group of distinguished and diverse community leaders who provide guidance, knowledge, and key fundraising support to help build and strengthen the LGBTQ+ community.
Members of the Board KCPCA’s Board of Directors are expected to safeguard the mission, ensure the organization’s legal and financial health, and lead fundraising efforts. Board Members are not only held accountable by state and federal laws on nonprofit regulations, but by every member of the organization. We are committed to the idea of radical transparency. This means we are open, truthful, and direct with information about our organization, procedures, and outcomes. We believe this level of transparency is a requirement of any certifying body and hope that it drives conversation, innovation, and ultimately, increased community involvement in KCPCA’s activities.
In addition to finding us at our website, http://www.kcpridealliance.org, you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok under “KCPrideAlliance”
Yes, we accept donations and appreciate the generosity of the community. You may complete a donation using the DONATE link at the top of our page. For in-kind contributions, please contact any board member.
KCPCA will explore various programming for the community. Please share with us what you would like to see offered.
Feel free to contact any board member or send us an email at email@example.com
For vendor or sponsor information regarding Pride events, please contact Clint Hylton at 816-516-2706
Anyone who has an interest in participating in Pride events should submit a Volunteer form using the Join Us link at the top of the page.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor at Pride, Contact Clint Hylton at 816-516-2706. Feel free to contact him between the hours of 9 am and 7 pm central standard time.
Pride Kansas City will take place on August 21-22 at Theis Park. For more information go here: Kansas City Pride 2021
We are exploring various virtual events that we can offer to the community during these uncertain COVID times.
Please click Our Board to view our Board of Directors.
We welcome you to join our quarterly community meetings and follow our social media accounts to get to know us better. Board Members serve to contribute to something meaningful to them. Each member is passionate about the LGBTQ+ community, and serving on the organization’s board allows them an opportunity to give back in a different capacity.
The board is currently developing a strategic plan and will post this as soon as it is completed. At this time we are taking the time to survey community members and donors to develop a plan to make it the community strategic plan and to include information gathered from other LGBTQ+ organizations.
The board was elected by members of the Kansas City Diversity Coalition.
You can join us by volunteering or submitting a Board nomination form; links to both are at the top of the page.
KCPCA is committed to collaborating with Kansas City area businesses, organizations, community members, and leaders to promote diversity and inclusion principles and ensure they are embedded at every level of our community, from the top down and ground up. Partnerships with other organizations to organize the Kansas City Annual Pride celebrations will open new doors and help us amplify our impact throughout the year through educational, political, and social events. By working together, we will advance our shared goals, invest in our future, and strengthen our community by actively working on expanding and fostering a renewed focus on building our diversity, inclusion, and equity missions.
Our programming will largely depend on the input we receive from the community; we want to provide what the community desires.
Follow us on social media (kcpridealliance) or www.kcpridealliance.org and let us know how we can better serve the LGBTQ+ community. We are here for YOU!
Information will be posted on our website and social media platforms as soon as volunteer opportunities are available, We will be building a volunteer database and invite anyone who would like to be involved to join us, let us know what areas you are interested in and bring your talents to join us in any events we are involved in.
We currently have TWO board positions open and are accepting nominations at this time. KCPCA board members will consider all applications and vote to elect new board members from the nominations received by the established deadline. Please submit a nomination form using the link from the Join Us menu at the top of the page.
Kansas City PRIDE Community Alliance is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization; your donation may be tax deductible.
To prevent the transmission of COVID-19 throughout the Kansas City Metro community, KCPCA will adhere to national, state, and local orders, policies, and guidance regarding the number of individuals who may gather in a group activity or event.
At any KCPCA event, the board will ensure to appoint an Emergency Preparedness Manager (EPM), Before the event, the EPM will submit a detailed description of COVID-19 infection control protocols to the board of directors and all volunteers working at any event will meet before the event to review the policies to ensure adherence to national, state and local orders.
COVID-19 infection control policies will be published in announcements before the event so that attendees are well aware of the policy and who to contact to answer any specific questions and/or concerns.
Social Distancing and Face Coverings: Social distancing and face-covering requirements for events will be posted as part of the event and shall comply with national, state, and local COVID-19 Masking Policies.