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:
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 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/.
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.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