June 2012

Passages -- Looking Back

Passages' Annual Prom 5/19 -- 30+ metro youth turned out for Passages' Annual Prom. The Trinity United Methodist Church and Passages' volunteers did a great job pulling together a beautifully decorated and extraordinarly catered event. KC Free Health Clinic was also on hand to provide free health services and a representative from KC Pride provided an overview of June LGBT Pride events. After a short program, the kids had a great time dancing the night away with friends. Thanks to all of our supporters who make this safe and hate-free space available for metro youth.

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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.

Or, our food pantry is
always in need of non-perishable
items (e.g. canned vegetables, pastas,
pasta sauces, canned proteins,
and drink mixes [Koolaid, lemonade, etc.]).

Passages' Bingo Night at Hamburger Mary's 5/24 -- Dozens of friends, family, and community members came out to generously support Passages. Hostess Daisy Bucket, KC's blonde bombshell femme mimic, did a fabulous job not only didrecting the bingo rounds but sharing her story of having attended Passages.

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays -- Passages is open each Wednesday from 5:30 to 9pm and each Saturday from 6:30 to 11pm. Dinner is served each evening and is free. Wednesday's are more structured with a group meal and programming, for example from the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project on dating safety or from the KC Free Health Clinic. Saturday's are more social with an open dance floor, our open lounge space and computer lab, and other resources.

Passages -- Some of Our Upcoming Events

Passages Wednesday Night 6/6 -- Dinner with Synergy Services -- Synergy Services comes to Passages every first Wednesday with a free pizza dinner and hosts an LGBTQIA youth focus group.

Passages Saturday Night 6/9 -- School is out and Passages' is here to be a safe and hate-free space for youth ages 14-20. Free to enter and Photo ID required.

Passages Wednesday Night 6/13 with Grinder's Pizza -- Checkout the amazing pizza donated by Grinder's Pizza -- free to youth ages 14-20. Haven't been to our Wednesday night? Come down, bring a few friends, and enjoy the free food!

Passages Wednesday Night 6/20 with the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project -- KCAVP leads a great discussion group one Wednesday a month on topics like dating tips, dating safety, healthy relationships, and other great advice.

For more info about Passages visit:
www.kcpassages.org, or

What is Passages?

Passages is the Kansas City metro's only youth center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexed, and Ally youth (LGBTQIA). Operating now for over 20 years, Passages offers a safe, hate-free, drug-free environment for youth aged 14-20 on Wednesday and Saturday 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.). We are operated exclusively by volunteers and supported by community donations.


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