Category Archives: Entertainment

Trans-related entertainment, including book and film reviews.

June 2021 Trans Talk on 90.1 FM KKFI


We have another busy show this week that you will not want to miss! We will start with the transgender news of the month as presented by Mistress Nightshade, then continue our series of transgender film reviews with a look at “Kiki,” a 2016 film about the drag and voguing culture in New York City. We will then have a roundtable discussion about Pride and the trans community, the growing numbers of LGBTQIA+ persons in America and what that means for the future, and an essay on lateral violence in the community and an example of how it is so destructive. Finally Fiona will give you the highlights of the community calendar update.

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, June 26th 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.

April 2021 Trans Talk on 90.1 FM KKFI


We have another busy show this week that you will not want to miss! We will start with the transgender news of the month as presented by Mistress Nightshade, then have an interview with K.J. Rawson, the Director of the Digital Transgender Archive, to tell you all not only about the Digital Transgender Archive itself, but about their new effort to expand their collections of black and indigenous persons of color. Then we will continue our film reviews with a group review of the film “Paris is Burning,” about the 1980’s and 1990’s ballroom culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities. Finally Fiona will give you the highlights of the community calendar update.

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, April 24th 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.

February 2021 Trans Talk on 90.1 FM KKFI

We have another busy show this week that you will not want to miss! We will start with the transgender news of the month as presented by Mistress Nightshade, then talk to some local transgender activists from the TGNC group with big hearts who are going to host a public Zoom streaming of the transgender documentary Born to Be (which is a great film that we reviewed last November).

Then we will continue our film review of the month with another look at indigenous culture – this time going to Hawaii to review Kumu Hina. Time permitting I am going to make a monologue about misgendering and deadnaming, and end with Fiona and the community calendar.

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, February 27th 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.

January 2021 Trans Talk on 90.1 FM KKFI

Greetings! Welcome to the first episode of Trans Talk for 2021. We have a jam-packed show this week that you will not want to miss. We start with a news rant from Una, follow up with a conversation with the amazing Erika Dapkewicz, after that a discussion of the documentary Disclosure and end with Fiona and the community calendar.

Our guest Erika is a fascinating and very talented woman.She is currently the Lead Editor on the SONY Animated Pictures & Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, “VIVO”. She is an ACE, ASCAP, WIA and Academy Awards Member. During her career Erika has helped create such DISNEY films as (Lilo & Stitch – Mulan – Pocahontas) and DREAMWORKS films (The Croods – Puss In Boots – Monsters Vs Aliens – Flushed Away) In addition to Animation and editing, Erika has written and directed many live action short films including the 2012 sci-fi feature film, “PARADOX ALICE” for Orchard Pictures.

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, January 24th 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.

December 2020 Trans Talk on 90.1 FM KKFI

This week we will kick off the show with the transgender news of the month, then we will interview a new pioneer in the transgender community – Stephanie Byers, who made history twice last month by becoming Kansas’s first transgender elected official after winning her bid for the Kansas House of Representatives 86th District, and she is the first Indigenous trans person elected to any state legislature!

Representative-elect Stephanie Byers is the recipient of the GLSEN-Kansas state Educator of the Year and the GLSEN National Educator of the Year (2018), and recently retired after 29 years of teaching for Wichita Public Schools. For 28 years, she was the award-winning director of Bands and Orchestras and Fine Arts Department Chair at Wichita North High School. Stephanie is an Oklahoman by birth, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, and has called Wichita home for the last three decades. She and her wife, Lori, own and operate a company that assists corporations, community groups and schools with understanding of working with diverse communities.

Since coming out publicly as a transgender woman, she has advocated about issues impacting the LGBTQIA+ community. She has spoken at rallies on the steps of the Kansas State Capitol and given presentations to several local community organizations, as well as public school faculties and student bodies. Stephanie served as the Communications Director for Wichita Pride, the local organization that hosts Wichita’s local LGBTQIA+ pride events, and has volunteered for a number of other local Wichita non-profits.

Stephanie has a Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma Christian University (1986), and a Master of Music from Kansas State University (2015).

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, December 26th 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.

November 2020 Trans Talk on 90.1 FM KKFI


Hello everyone! Welcome to the November edition of Trans Talk! Today we are going to start out with the transgender news of the month, then we will have a celebration of the life of author, historian, travel writer, and transgender pioneer Jan Morris! Leading the retrospective will be celebrity biographer and historian Eve Golden, who will speak about Morris’ work and life, as well as the personal and professional friendship they shared.

After that we will continue our transgender film review series with the Trans Talk Krewe discussing the brand new film “Born to Be,” a documentary about gender confirmation surgeon Jess Ting, and about the state of the art in surgery to help our community. Finally, we will finish out the show with our community calendar update.

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, November 28th 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.

October 2020 Trans Talk on 90.1 FM KKFI


Hello everyone! Welcome to the October edition of Trans Talk! Today we are going to start out with the transgender news of the month, then we’re going to speak with Larry Altman, formerly the lead compliance attorney for the Kansas City Missouri school district, and a strong ally to the LGBTQIA community. We will then continue our series of transgender film discussion, this time heading down south to Chile, to review the film “A Fantastic Woman,” a drama involving a transgender woman who is portrayed by an actual transgender actress, Daniela Vega.

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, October 24th 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.

August 2020 Trans Talk on 90.1 FM KKFI


Hello everyone! Welcome to the August edition of Trans Talk! We’re kicking off the show with the transgender news of the month as usual, then we’re going to speak with Riley, a local activist who has done great work for the transgender community. We will then continue our special series of transgender film discussion with a review of “Romeos,” a dark comedic look at the coming of age of a gay transgender man. Rachael Cady and Riley will be joining us for the review, and it should be a great show!

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, August 22th 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.

Community Calendar

Hello, I’m Fiona with the Kansas City community calendar. As usual, all the calendar can be found on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TenthVoice/

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 on Zoom & in September, they will be at 6:30pm on the 2nd & the 16th. For more information, you can visit transascity.org/SOFFA or https://www.facebook.com/SOFFA.KC/ or you can always reach me by email at soffakc@yahoo.com

I’d like to welcome back any returning college students, if any are returning in person, and give you a brief update from the UMKC LGBTQIA Office – The UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services staff is back on campus and the Rainbow Lounge has reopened with a maximum capacity of 2 individuals.

Fall programming will be largely conducted online and appointments with staff are strongly encouraged to be done virtually. If you would like to set up an appointment either in-person or online, please email us at lgbtqia@umkc.edu.  That post and links to resources can be found on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/umkclgbtqia   If you’re at KU, you can find more information about LGBTQIA student organizations at this link on the KU Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity’s page – https://sgd.ku.edu/lbgt-student-orgs

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/.

A new group, Transformations: A KC Trans and Gender Expansive Youth Organization, is having regular virtual events and details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/kctransformations/

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.redman@boltfiber.net 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 they are doing online events, as we heard last month, so you can reach out to them for support and information at https://www.facebook.com/PFLAGKC

I’m Fiona and that’s the community calendar for the upcoming month.

July 2020 Trans Talk on 90.1 FM KKFI

Hello everyone! Welcome to July’s edition of Trans Talk!  We’re kicking off the show with the transgender news of the month as usual, then we’re going to speak with Wick Thomas, a longtime queer, gender-variant activist who is also running for the Missouri House in District 19. We will then continue our special series of transgender film discussion in honor of all those who are stuck inside and wanting films to binge watch. Today we will be discussing the groundbreaking, controversial, and in your face film “Tangerine,” which is notable for featuring an actual transgender persons playing – wait for it – transgender characters. Rachael Cady is joining us by phone today to review this film with us.

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, July 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.

June 2020 Trans Talk on 90.1 FM KKFI

Boy Meets Girl

Hello everyone! Welcome to June’s edition of Trans Talk!  We’re kicking off the show with the transgender news of the month as usual, then we’re going to continue our special series of transgender film discussion in honor of all those who are stuck inside and wanting films to binge watch. Today we will be discussing the touching film “Boy Meets Girl”, which is notable for featuring an actual transgender person playing – wait for it – a transgender character. Yes I know, absolutely groundbreaking. Rachael Cady is in our studio today with us to review this film with us, the first official sanctioned in-studio guest since the COVID-19 crisis unfolded. Then we will speak with Psychology Professor Anna Pope from the University of Kansas about the origins and impacts of the transphobia recently expressed by author J.K. Rowling, and how people who want to still love the art can maybe separate it from the artist.

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, June 20th 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.

May 2020 Trans Talk on 90.1 FM KKFI and Community Calendar for May-June


Hello everyone! Welcome to May’s edition of Trans Talk!  We’re kicking off the show with the transgender news of the month as usual, then we’re going to continue our special series of transgender film discussion in honor of all those who are stuck inside and wanting films to binge watch. Today we will be discussing the Israeli transgender film “Melting Away” with Rachael Cady, the new chair of the IT committee for the Kansas City Center for Inclusion. Then we will talk with Lisa Wright, President of the KC Chapter of PFLAG who will tell us about a special virtual meeting for LGBTQ+ people quarantining in non-affirming living situations.

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, May 23rd 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

 
Coming up tomorrow is an event from PFLAG we discussed during the show – Lgbtq+ People Quarantining in Non-Affirming Living Situations on May 24th, from 3-5 PM This event features Larry Long with KUMed & Amy Bucher. Dr. Larry Long and Dr. Amy Bucher are parents of two LGBTQ adult kids and have been LGBTQ affirming therapists for more than 25 years.
 
Register in advance for this meeting & you will be emailed information to join the Zoom Meeting:
https://kumc-ois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpduitrDMqGtbIIYp6ShGeO3-8ytBLAmrY
 
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 & in June they will be at 6:30pm on the 3rd & the 17th. For more information, you can visit transascity.org/SOFFA or https://www.facebook.com/SOFFA.KC/ or you can always reach me by email at soffakc@yahoo.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/.
 
A new group, Transformations: A KC Trans and Gender Expansive Youth Organization, is having regular virtual events and details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/kctransformations/
 
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.redman@boltfiber.net 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
 

April 2020 Trans Talk and Community Calendar for April – May 2020

I Want What I Want
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 soffakc@yahoo.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.redman@boltfiber.net 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

February 2020 Trans Talk and Community Calendar for February – March 2020

Hello everyone! Welcome to February’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 two special guests in our studio – first we will talk with Rachael Cady, a freelance lighting and projection designer working in the Kansas City entertainment industry, designing for shows at many theatres.  We will be talking to her about her life and her art and any new shows she’s working on.

After that enlightening subject (sorry, I couldn’t help myself), we will be talking with Mazzy Mann, KC performance artist, musician, curator, co-founder of UN/TUCK Queer /Trans Collective and band leader of the ten piece group HANNAH.  She is coming on the air to discuss her newest release under alias MX.MRS- IDK Who I Am, as well as other local transfemme artist’s releases to keep on your radar.

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, February 22 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.

Photo by Jorik Kleen on Unsplash

Monthly Community Calendar – by Fiona

Hello I’m Fiona Nowling with the Kansas City community calendar. As usual, all the calendar can be found on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TenthVoice/

An early heads up for March.  March 31st is the Transgender Day of Visibility and the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce is having an event for it.  The Transgender Resource Fair will run from 4:00 to 7:30 pm and a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, with speakers starting at 6:15 pm.  For more information, go to https://business.midamericalgbt.org/events/calendar/2020-03-31 and click on the event on the calendar, or go to their Facebook event, https://www.facebook.com/events/1077852252548498/ I will be tabling at the event, so you can see me there!

Every month, I lead the Kansas City SOFFA group for Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies of Transgender and nonbinary persons.  We meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month. In March, we’re meeting on the 4th in the conference room & on the 18th in Study Room 108.  That’s at Leawood Pioneer Library, 6.30 – 8pm. For driving directions and other SOFFA information, you can visit transascity.org/SOFFA or email soffakc@yahoo.com

UMKC’s Trans Social group is back in session – it is for trans and nonbinary student and recent students.  For more details, you can reach out to the UMKC LGBTQIA office in the Student Union building.

Every third Thursday, the Equal Trans Support Group meets at 5:00 PM at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion, a couple of doors down from our studio at 3911 Main Street, Kansas City Missouri.  The Center has lots of other events too, which can be found on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/InclusiveKC/

JoCo Q-Space is a youth group for LGBTQ youth. They meet every Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Saint Andrew Christian Church 13890 W 127th St, Olathe, KS 66062. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/jocoqspace/.

Passages, the LGBTQIA youth group in Kansas City, Missiouri, has started back up and is every Wednesday from 6 – 9 pm at 205 West 65th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64113.  You can find details at https://www.facebook.com/kcpassages/

There is an MTF support group at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6pm. There is an FTM support group elsewhere, both for adults and for youth, so if you are interested, please text or call Gus at 816-785-8686.

The Kansas City PFLAG chapter, which is Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies of LGBT people will meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 3pm, at the Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, and the 4th Sunday of the month at 3pm, at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion.

I’m Fiona Nowling and that’s the community calendar for the upcoming month.

If you have any events that you think should be added to the calendar, please message us on the Tenth Voice Facebook page, which is where this calendar will be magically appearing at 2pm!

January 2020 Trans Talk and Community Calendar for January-February 2020


Hello everyone! We’re kicking off the new year with the transgender news of the month as usual, and then we are going to be talking with four special guests in our studio – a coterie of Kansas City drag kings: Dick von Dyke, Buttwiser, Victor Shawn, and last but not least Boris Tudeth. They are going to talk about what is the art of drag and what being a drag king means, their inspiration and their lives, and some of the fun things they have going on in the community.

After that lively subject we will be talking with some other lively folks, Michael Grayman-Parkhurst and some of the cast and crew of the latest Spinning Tree Theatre production “Girlfriend,” a coming of age story of two Nebraska boys in the summer of 1993 who slowly fall in love while bonding over their love of music.

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, January 25 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

Hello I’m Fiona Nowling with the Kansas City community calendar. As usual, all the calendar can be found on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TenthVoice/

Every month, I lead the Kansas City SOFFA group for Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies of Transgender and nonbinary persons.  We meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month. In February, we’re meeting on the 5th in the conference room & on the 19th in Study Room 116.  That’s at Leawood Pioneer Library, 6.30 – 8pm. For driving directions and other SOFFA information, you can visit transascity.org/SOFFA or email soffakc@yahoo.com

UMKC’s Trans Social group is back in session – it is for trans and nonbinary student and recent students.  For more details, you can reach out to the UMKC LGBTQIA office in the Student Union building.  They’re also holding an LGBTQIA+ Leadership retreat for current students on February 1st and you can get details and register for it at http://bit.ly/umkc-lgbtqia-leadership

Every third Thursday, the Equal Trans Support Group meets at 5:00 PM at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion, a couple of doors down from our studio at 3911 Main Street, Kansas City Missouri.  The Center has lots of other events too, which can be found on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/InclusiveKC/

JoCo Q-Space is a youth group for LGBTQ youth. They meet every Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Saint Andrew Christian Church 13890 W 127th St, Olathe, KS 66062. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/jocoqspace/.

Passages, the LGBTQIA youth group in Kansas City, Missiouri, has started back up and is every Wednesday from 6 – 9 pm at 205 West 65th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64113.  You can find details at https://www.facebook.com/kcpassages/

There is an MTF support group at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6pm. There is an FTM support group elsewhere, both for adults and for youth, so if you are interested, please text or call Gus at 816-785-8686.

Authentically Me is a social group for gender diverse children in KC and their families, aimed at children 12 and under.  If you are a parent of a gender diverse child in Kansas City, you can find their page at https://www.facebook.com/AuthenticallyMeKC/ and join their group https://www.facebook.com/groups/AuthenticallyMeKC/ to get scheduling information and support for your family.

The Kansas City PFLAG chapter, which is Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies of LGBT people will meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 3pm, at the Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, and the 4th Sunday of the month at 3pm, at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion.

I’m Fiona Nowling and that’s the community calendar for the upcoming month.

August 2019 Trans Talk and Community Calendar for August-September 2019

Hello everyone! On this month’s Trans Talk we are going to talk to Seto Herrera to talk with us about Project Pride, the Coteries program for LGBT teens. We will then be speaking with Hannah McBroom, a local artist whose work explores themes of transgender identity, materiality, and the body, and who has an upcoming show of her work, titled “What Was Left.” And we are hoping to have two other important guests on our show today as well, to be confirmed soon!

We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, August 24 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.

And here as promised is the monthly community calendar update!

Monthly Community Calendar – by Fiona

UMKC is back in session, but their Trans+ group hasn’t picked their regular meeting night yet for this academic year. They’ve promised to let me know when they do, so watch this space.

Every month, I lead the Kansas City SOFFA group for Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies of Transgender and nonbinary persons. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month. In September, we’re meeting on the 4th & the 18th in Study Room 116. That’s at Leawood Pioneer Library, 6.30 – 8pm. For driving directions and other SOFFA information, you can visit http://transascity.org/SOFFA or email soffakc@yahoo.com

Every third Thursday, the Equal Trans Support Group meets at 5:00 PM. They also have a friends plus allies meeting on the second Monday of the month, at 6pm, and both are at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion, a couple of doors down from our studio at 3909 Main Street, Kansas City Missouri. They are also working at the KC Renaissance Festival again this year, starting August 31st, to raise money to support their group. If anyone wants to help them, you can reach out to them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Friends-and-Allies-of-the-EQUAL-Trans-Support-Group-2043657289193085/ The Center has lots of other events too, which can be found on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/InclusiveKC/

JoCo Q-Space is a youth group for LGBTQ youth. They meet every Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Saint Andrew Christian Church 13890 W 127th St, Olathe, KS 66062. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/jocoqspace/.

They are the Kansas equivalent of Passages, Kansas City Missouri’s long-running LGBTQ youth group, which meets at the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project’s Q-mmunity Space, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 135, Kansas City, MO, 64111, every Wednesday at 5.30pm – 9pm.

There is an MTF support group at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6pm. There is an FTM support group elsewhere, both for adults and for youth, so if you are interested, please text or call Gus at 816-785-8686.

On the third Saturday of the month, Authentically Me meets from 1-3pm at The Kansas City Center for Inclusion. This is a social group for gender diverse children in KC and their families, aimed at children 12 and under.

The Kansas City PFLAG chapter, which is Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies of LGBT people will meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 3pm, at the Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, and the 4th Sunday of the month at 3pm, at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion.