Hello everyone! On this month’s Trans Talk we are going to start out with more of the transgender news of the month, and then we are going to speak with Robin Nazarean, one of the organizers of this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance. We will talk about the program and plan for this year, where and when the event will be held, and how you can attend or help if you are able.
We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, October 26 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
This coming Wednesday the 30th, Kansas City Missouri will be debating whether to ban conversion therapy right here in our fair city. You can show up to stand up for LGBTQIA youth by going to the council meeting at 9:30 am on Wednesday, 414 E 12th St, Kansas City, Missouri on the 26th floor council chambers. There is a local Facebook event called “Conversion Therapy Ban” you can look for to find further information or follow the link in our posting of the community calendar after the show https://www.facebook.com/events/483476475573914/
Every month, I lead the Kansas City SOFFA group for Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies of Transgender and nonbinary persons. Special event next Saturday November 2nd, we’re having our third annual Halloween party at 7pm. SOFFA members and their families are welcome to attend, reach out to me on Facebook for more details, or check the SOFFA group for details. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month. In November, we’re meeting on the 6th & the 20th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TDOR is November 20th, and the local event starts at 6pm, meeting at Community Christian Church at 4601 Main St, Kansas City, MO, 64112 for a march around the park, then returning to the church for speakers, who will start at 7pm. Please reach out to KCTDOR@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer. UMKC is also having a remembrance event, which is from 4:00 – 5:30pm at the UMKC University Playhouse. More information is on the UMKC LGBTQIA Facebook page.
UMKC’s Trans Social group is back in session – it is for trans and nonbinary student and recent students. This semester, they are meeting on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9pm. 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. 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. 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, is on hiatus until November 27th when it should resume with a friends giving event, re-opening KCAVP in their new location.
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.
If you have any events that you think should be added to the calendar, please message us on the Tenth Voice Facebook page