May 2013

Passages -- Looking Back

Passages April -- GLSEN hosted the annual Day of Silence on 4/19 with a rally at the Plaza fountains followed by an after event at Passages. ~40 youth attended with pizza donated by Waldo Pizza, utilizing Passages' safe space and resources. Please continue to help us talk about our mission to your colleagues, friends, and family.

Passages is also continuing the campaign to sign-up 50 community members willing to donate $20/month. Visit and use the Subscribe option to enable PayPal to manage the monthly contribution -- and thank you for your support!

How can you support Passages?

Consider making
a donation to Passages
to make an immediate impact in
supporting our mission.
Passages is transparent about its
budget, operating on ~$1,000 per month.

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about Passages' mission
in our community.
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Or, we're always looking
for motivated, and passionate
volunteers or community executives
to serve on our Board.
Email us to learn more.

Passages -- Upcoming Events

Passages Wednesday Night 5/8 -- Grinder's Pizza -- Open to youth 14-20, parents/guardians welcome. We will have an informal discussion group over dinner so come to Passages, make new friends and hangout in the lounge.

Passages Wednesday Night 5/15 with the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project -- KCAVP will be onsite and Passages volunteers will cook up a great meal. Learn about healthy relationships, online dating safety, and other great discussion topics.

Passages Annual Prom - May 18th -- The theme is "Light Up The Night". Bring your best neon and glowing accessories! Dinner is provided, open to ages 14-20, and no charge. For more info, visit Facebook.

Passages Wednesday Night 5/22 Missouri Gay Rodeo Association - Join the MGRA for a great dinner. Make new friends, access Passages numerous resources, hang out in the lounge, and maybe learn a bit about the rodeo.

Passages Wednesday Night 5/29 - KC CARE Clinic - The KC CARE clinic will be onsite to provide health education and testing resources relevant to LGBT youth. Come have dinner at Passages, meet new friends, and learn about health topics.

Passages Wednesday Night 6/5 with Synergy Services -- Synergy Services brings pizza and presents relevant and timely content. Come have dinner and get engaged.

For more info about Passages visit:, or

What is Passages?

Passages is the Kansas City metro's only center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexed, and Ally youth (LGBTQIA) and is a 501c3 charitable organization. Operating now for 23 years, Passages offers a safe, hate-free, drug-free environment for ages 14-20 on Wednesday nights. Our volunteers are LGBT community members with diverse personal and professional backgrounds willing to share our experiences. Moreover, Passages has a wealth of unique resources, such as: our computer lab with filtered 'net access, an LGBT-focused library of books and current periodicals, health and clinic materials / referrals, access to partnering organizations to assist with at-risk situations (homelessness, hunger, abuse, etc.) -- resources not available in a traditional public-school classroom. We are operated exclusively by volunteers and supported by community donations.


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