September 2012

Passages -- Looking Back

Passages August -- the Kansas City metro's LGBT youth center for over 21 years is focusing our services to Wednesday evenings in the near-term. The mission has and continues to be to provide a safe and hate free space for youth to not only be themselves, free of judgement, but to also become out and proud members of our community. Our Wednesday evening programs directly fulfill this mission with structured content from excellent community partners and supporters like the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, the Kansas City Free Health Clinic, the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association, Synergy Services, Restart and others. We encourage community members to support this critical mission by visiting our website, to learn how to make a monetary donation or to volunteer.

How can you support Passages?

Consider making
a donation to Passages
to make an immediate impact.
Passages is transparent about it's
budget, operating on ~$1,000 per month.

Or, share our newsletter,
tell your friends and colleagues
about Passages' mission
in our community.
Join Our Email List

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 -- Some of Our Upcoming Events

Passages Wednesday Night 9/12 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 9/19 -- with the Kansas City Anti Violence Project (KCAVP) -- KCAVP provides great educational content to Passages youth on topics like dating safety, dating violence, LGBT history, and many other topics that are otherwise un-addressed in standard high school classroom instruction.

Passages Wednesday Night 9/26 with MGRA -- Join the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association for a great free Wednesday night dinner. This is a chance to hang out with friends, learn a bit about the rodeo association, and utilize Passages' resources.

Passages Wednesday Night 10/3 with Synergy Services -- Synergy Services brings pizza and presents relevant and timely content. Come have dinner and get engaged. Last month they walked through voter registration for our of-age youth, provided a full list of candidates and offices, and explained the electoral college.

For more info about Passages visit:, 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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