Hello everyone! Welcome to April’s edition of Trans Talk! We’re kicking off the show with the transgender news of the month as usual, and then we are going to be talking with three special guests – first we are going to talk with Ceri Anne, a frequent guest on Trans Talk for at least the last 6 years, who is going to give us an update on her life, along with a very special friend of hers, Emily – who has never been on the program. Then we are going to have a special edition for folks who are trapped inside by the lockdowns, Rachael Cady, the chair of the IT committee for the Kansas City Center for Inclusion, is going to talk about some transgender films you can binge-watch while you’re stuck at home, in what we hope may be a regular feature here on the program.
We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, April 25th at 1:00 pm on 90.1 KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio! You can also stream the program live on kkfi.org, or via various apps on your phone.
Monthly Community Calendar – by Fiona
Every month, I lead the Kansas City SOFFA group for Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies of Transgender and nonbinary persons. Due to the Coronavirus emergency we are having virtual meetings. For more information, you can visit http://transascity.org/SOFFA or https://www.facebook.com/SOFFA.KC/ or you can always reach me by email at email@example.com
Every third Thursday, the Equal Trans Support Group meets at 5:00 PM. They are having virtual meetings during the Coronavirus emergency, so please join their Facebook group to get more details if you are interested. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EQUALTransSupport/ There is also a second group for friends of EQUAL at https://www.facebook.com/Friends-and-Allies-of-the-EQUAL-Trans-Support-Group-2043657289193085/
JoCo Q-Space is a youth group for LGBTQ youth. They are doing some online activities during this, so for more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/jocoqspace/
Gender Spectrum is also doing online groups for teens and pre-teens – you can find more information on them at https://www.genderspectrum.org/groups/
Passages, the LGBTQIA youth group in Kansas City, Missouri, has suspended their meetings but they can still be reached for resources via their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kcpassages/ where you can also find details about free sack lunches.
In compliance with the current ‘Shelter-in-place’ orders, the Trans Women’s support group that normally meets at the Transgender Institute is going on-line. The meetings are on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM & will be hosted via Zoom and Discord. You can join from a computer, or a phone and have a video conference option, or an audio only option. Please reach out to Kate.firstname.lastname@example.org for the login information or for any questions you have.
There is an MTF support group at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6pm – they are suspended but the center is looking into online options during the emergency. There is an FTM support group elsewhere, both for adults and for youth, so if you are interested & want to find out options during the coronavirus emergency, please text or call Gus at 816-785-8686 and get updates on options during the virus lockdowns.
The Kansas City PFLAG chapter, which is Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies of LGBT people has a Facebook page where you can get more details on current activities – they are not meeting in person, but you can reach out to them for support at https://www.facebook.com/PFLAGKC