LGBT+ Resources

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Health & Safety Resources

Kansas City CARE Clinic

KC CARE offers STI testing, primary medical care, dental care, behavioral health, HIV medical care and support services, and health education and support.

KC CARE has been an integral medical care provider
for the LGBT+ community in Kansas City.  

KC CARE is the leading provider of  HIV care
and prevention services in the  KC metro.


KC CARE is also the leading provider of Trans health services
in the  KC metro, including hormone therapy.

KC CARE accepts all patients, with or without insurance,
and provides care for the uninsured on a sliding-scale fee basis.

Kansas City
Anti-Violence Project

 

KCAVP is committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to theLGBTQ+ community. 

 

LGBT-Affirmative Therapist Guild of Kansas City

Counseling and meantal health services directory of inclusive
mental health and wellness professionals.


Suicide Prevention Resources

The Trevor Project

Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention for LGBT+ Youth

If you're thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help—
please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide.

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones,
and best practices for professionals.

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.


Community Resources

Kansas City Center
for Inclusion

Kansas City’s LGBTQ+
Community Center

Our Mission: To operate exclusively for charitable purposes by providing a safe, welcoming community space where LGBTQ+ individuals, their families, friends, and straight allies can come for education, resources, and activities; and by providing community outreach in building a
cohesive LGBTQ+ community in the Midwest.

 

PFLAG Kansas City

 

PFLAG Kansas City offers help for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQIA) youth, their families, and communities around the topics of sexual orientation and gender identity.

City of Fountains Sisters

A Mission House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

The City of Fountains Sisters are dedicated to spreading joy and light among our communities and bringing like-minded souls together in harmony. We espouse safe sexual practices and encourage everyone to know their status. We provide bar ministry, blessings and charitable fundraising aiming to spread our love and eradication of shame amongst our people. You can regularly see the Sisters out and about at community events, fundraisers and performances. Come and give us a hug! We love to meet new people and have new adventures.

Gay & Lesbian
Chamber of Commerce

The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (Mid-America GLCC) is an organization that advocates, promotes and facilitates the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics and education. The Mid-America GLCC’s purpose is to create, identify and enhance business opportunities for LGBT and LGBT-friendly organizations, thereby fostering a more inclusive and vibrant economy in Mid-America.

Gay Pride Kansas City

KC PrideFest and other LGBT Community Events

Gay, Lesbian, Straight
Education Network - KC

GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Much of our work right now focuses on training and supporting school personnel who wish to establish Safe Spaces for LGBTQ students in their school communities. We collaborate with other organizations that have similar missions to ensure safe schools for all students.  With the help of volunteers like you, we will be able to expand our service here in the heart of America.

 

Rainbow Coalition
for Equality + Diversity

We are a non-profit organization in Kansas City that aims to raise awareness of equality and diversity through community outreach and education. We are dedicated to partnering with and supporting local organizations that share our values, raise awareness, and create a positive dialogue for sensitive LGBTQ issues. 

 

Kansas City Coalition
for Welcoming Ministries

The Kansas City metropolitan area's organization for all faith communities that welcome and affirm the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community. Our organization helps to connect those ministries and persons that are currently affirming or welcoming as well as those congregations and persons who are working at becoming welcoming or affirming of all persons regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

LGBT National Help Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center, provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation
and/or gender identity.

 LGBT National Hotline

LGBT National Youth Talkline 

 SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline 


Student & Youth Resources

Passages

KC's LGBTQ+ Youth Center

KC Passages offers LGBTQ+ youth in the greater Kansas City area a place to become strong, proud members of the community by providing a safe, hate-free space for individuals to express themselves. In addition, KC Passages offers educational resources not found in traditional classroom settings, along with volunteer opportunities to help KC youth become involved in the community.

Synergy Services
Youth Resiliency Center

Synergy helps young people who do not have a safe place to live, and others experiencing family crisis, through a wide range of programs and services that help build resiliency and provide the necessary tools to heal and grow into healthy, productive adults. 

Campus Pride

Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

reStart Youth Services

reStart offers youth housing services, including a youth emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent housing. Youth services in the shelter include youth and family counseling and therapy, life skills and financial literacy classes, housing assistance, substance abuse recovery services, health and nutritional education and activities, field trips and recreational activities, and more.

 

National Safe Place

Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. As a community-based program, Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country. Locations include: libraries, YMCA’s fire stations, public buses, various businesses, and social service facilities.

PerformOUTKC

We Explore, Discover,
Celebrate and Share

PerformOUTKC is an education/outreach performing arts program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Straight Allies ages 13 to 18. Our purpose is to provide a safe and supportive place for youth to assist in the development of a positive image through self-expression. 
 

UMKC LGBTQIA

The mission of LGBTQIA Programs and Services is to provide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Ally  (LGBTQIA) students with the support, resources, and education needed to become a full member of the UMKC campus community and the communities where they live.

UMKC Pride Alliance

Pride Alliance is the LGBTQIPA student organization on UMKC's campus

The purpose of Pride Alliance is to provide a supportive network, a positive social outlet, and a caring environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, asexual, and ally communities within the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

Born This Way Foundation

Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. To achieve these goals, Born This Way Foundation leverages rigorous academic research and authentic partnerships in order to provide young people with kinder communities, improved mental health resources, and more positive environments – online and offline.


LGBT News Resources

Camp Kansas City

Kansas City's monthly magazine for the LGBT and Allied communities.

The Phoenix

Kansas City's LGBT Newsletter

The Tenth Voice

The Tenth Voice is the Kansas City area’s only weekly broadcast created by and for LGBTQIA people in our community in the Greater Kansas City area and around the world online. Listeners can tune in each Saturday at 1:00 PM. Each week our team of hosts and producers present interviews, information, music, news and features especially important to Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender and Allied collective communities. Since 1989, The Tenth Voice radio show has documented and informed the LGBTQIA Kansas City Community.

The Vital Voice

Vital VOICE Omnimedia is the Midwest’s premier LGBT informational source for a modern life/style.


KC Arts Resources

Transfinity KC Chorus

The mission of Transfinity KC is to express our voices and enrich the greater community through music.

The purpose of Transfinity KC is to create an affirming and supportive space that inspires Trans people and allies to discover and share their voice.

Values: respect, diversity, excellence, authenticity, and solidarity.

Heartland Men's Chorus

Heartland Men’s Chorus provides excellence in performance while advancing men’s choral music, building community, and reaching out to diverse audiences. The members of HMC have joined together for the purpose of making music as a not-for-profit, volunteer chorus of gay and gay-sensitive people who are making a positive cultural contribution to the entire community.


Lifestyle, Kink, & Fetish Resources

KC Pioneers Club

We are here to preserve and promote the Leather/Levi lifestyle, serve the LGBT community in a positive fashion, and teach the world to be more accepting.  The KC Pioneers has a very diverse membership.  We accept all people with all kinds of kink, in unique relationships, from different generations and of course any sexual orientaion.  Come check us out and explore your dark side.  

Drummer North America - Missouri Valley Region

Drummer North America (DNA) rekindles the Drummer tradition of self-identified masculinity of gay men, at an annual family reunion where history is honored and diversity respected.

KC Bear Mafia

The KC Bear Mafia was started in 2009 as a way to get bears in Kansas City together for fun and good times.  Since then we’ve formed an Official side to the Bear Mafia in order to have a greater opportunity to build and bring better resources for the bears and our allies in the Kansas City metro.

We seek to create a group that does not require dues from its members and for which there is no physical requirement.

If you think you’re a bear, or you just like hanging around bears, this is the place for you! Everyone is welcome to join regardless of age, gender, body type or sexual orientation. While some events may be age restricted there are many that are not.