Hello everyone! On this month’s Trans Talk we are going to start out with an extended bit of the transgender news of the month, to address an issue that is possibly one of the most important issues in the last 10 years of our history – namely, the upcoming Supreme Court cases that could impact every part of our existence. Then we will talk to talk to Ryan Fortney, Director of Visibility of Stonewall Sports KC, about efforts to bring LGBTQIA-enthused activities to the Kansas City area.
We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, September 28 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
Tomorrow, Sunday September 29th, the Friends of Community Media are having an event on “Conversion Therapy in the Media”. Broadcaster, author, journalist, and human rights activist Wayne Besen will explore how the media enable or thwart “conversion therapy”. This session is at 10am and located at All Souls Unitarian Church 4501 Walnut in Kansas City. All are welcome. For more information you can visit https://ourfcm.org/2019/09/06/conversion-therapy-in-the-media-presentation-kicks-off-series-examining-the-media/
UMKC is back in session, and their 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 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 October, we’re meeting on the 2nd & the 16th 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
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.
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.
If you have any events that you think should be added to the calendar, please contact us through here, or message us on the Tenth Voice Facebook page.