December 2012

Passages -- Looking Back

Passages November -- What an exciting month for Passages! The IRS granted reinstatement of 501c3 status as a public charity, which will allow Passages to start a new phase of development focused on fundraising to secure our ability to continue delivering a critical mission to KC's LGBT youth. To learn more about how you can support LGBT youth in KC, see the right column or refer to

Also, if you've not already read the latest edition of Camp Magazine, checkout a column written this month by one of our Board members entitled "Amid LGBT Community's Progress, Passages Still Fills an Essential Role".

How can you support Passages?

Consider making
a donation to Passages
to make an immediate impact in
supporting our mission.
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.
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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 -- Some of Our Upcoming Events

Passages Wednesday Night 12/12 with Grinder's Pizza and the Kansas City Free Health Clinic -- 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! The Kansas City Free Health Clinic will also be at Passages this Wednesday to lead a discussion on important health topics relevent to LGBT youth. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and utilize a resource not available in a traditional school classroom.

Passages Wednesday Night 12/19 -- Join a member of the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project's staff for discussion over dinner about topics like internet dating safety and what health LGBT relationships look like.

Passages Wednesday Night 12/26 -- Closed for the Holidays

Passages Wednesday Night 1/2 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) and is a 501c3 charitable organization. Operating now for 22 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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