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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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.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 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.