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November 2019 Trans Talk and Community Calendar for November-December 2019

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 broadcast (with permission of the speakers) three of the speeches from the Kansas City Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony this year. Anthony is expected to lead a discussion about the bar and club scene for transgender persons in Kansas City, and who knows what else will happen?

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

Up first, two events from the Kansas City Center for Inclusion – this coming Thursday, they are having their annual Friendsgiving: Thanksgiving at the Center, at 3911 Main Street, Kansas City Missouri.  That starts at 11am and is a potluck brunch that all are welcome to.  There is a Facebook event with more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/638598380208446/

Their second event is their annual fundraiser, this will be their third annual masquerade ball, the theme is Purple Prince and it is on December 7th at Union Station.  More information can be found at the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/2683087075099524/ and of course, all the events are linked from their main page, https://www.facebook.com/InclusiveKC/

There is also a research study regarding therapeutic writing to enhance body image and well-being among transgender people. In order to participate, you must be transgender (e.g., trans woman, trans man, non-binary, gender queer, etc.), be 18 years of age or older, and live in the United States. being conducted out of UMKC currently.  For more information, you can go to https://umkc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7PeongIedVJJJaJ?fbclid=IwAR2GyYYwDCLGudEjWNMbB6zf42z4DHzkPuyjYAt-t6dZQiTLUqBlXtILPBY  Or, if you would like further information, please email Laurel Watson at watsonlb@umkc.edu

Choral Spectrum is a mixed chorus (SATB) for the LGBTQIA and Supporting community. They will be having their winter season show on December 14th & 15th at Immanuel Lutheran Church. More information on times and tickets can be found at https://www.choralspectrumkc.org/season

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 November, 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 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.  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 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, is on hiatus and there are no details on their Facebook page regarding resuming.  Watch this space!

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 would like adding to the community calendar, please contact us through here!