Welcome to LIKEME® Lighthouse-KC


To provide a safe, welcoming space where LGBT+ individuals, their families, friends, and straight allies can come for education and resources; and to build a cohesive LGBT+ community in the Midwest.


To be recognized as the community center that helps individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, to fully realize their potential.

LIKEME Lighthouse – 2016 message from the Director

January 1, 2016

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for LIKEME Lighthouse was Saturday, March 10, 2012. Our founding and national board members worked for well over a year before the grand opening, putting things in order. LIKEME Lighthouse’s first director, Char Daniels, told me the story of Chely Wright creating the mission statement thoughtfully and effortlessly. That is how nonprofit […]

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GLAMA-UMKC and LGBT-KC Dedication Ceremony – October 20, 2016

In 1966, 39 national LGBT civil rights leaders joined each other to plan strategies and develop collaborations. They met, for the first time ever, at the State Hotel formerly on 12th and Wyandotte streets in Kansas City, Missouri. GLAMA-UMKC and LGBT-KC are placing a bronze monument at the site commemorating Kansas City’s pivotal role in […]

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Update: Donation to Orlando National Compassion Fund

Many of you have asked for an update on the money collected and donated to the Orlando National Compassion Fund. Through your generous giving, we raised and donated $4,261.00. This money will provide assistance to the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting with their ongoing needs. Please read this letter for more information. Victims of […]

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National Coming Out Day – October 11, 2016

Every year on this day, we celebrate coming out as LGBTQ+ or as an ally. Come join us for free food and activities. 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Check out our selection of exhibits, books and resources 4:00 pm – 5:30pm: LGBTQIA Trivia 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Legal panel presentation – Coming Out and […]

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