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Empowering Queer Activists and Leaders (EQUAL)


EQUAL is Kansas City’s for youth-by youth Gay Straight Alliance Network, connecting queer youth across the metropolitan area. EQUAL organizes an annual Empowerment Summit, National Coming Out Day and the Day of Silence. EQUAL will continue and expand its programming as The EQUAL Youth Center. The organizers believe that Kansas City’s queer youth deserve a safe, fun space with daily programming provided by a fiscally strong nonprofit organization with broad-based community support.
http://equalcenter.org/
support@equalcenter.org

 

GLSEN, Greater Kansas City chapter

 

GLSEN, Greater Kansas City chapter
4741 Central St, Suite 220; KCMO 64112;   913-608-4528
http://glsen.org/kansascity                kansascity@chapters.glsen.org
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

 

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training. GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to: create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions, educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.

HRC-Kansas City

HRC-Kansas City
As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than one million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality.

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP)

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP)
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a Missouri nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Currently, there are no LGBT-specific domestic violence or sexual assault services in western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, or Iowa. KCAVP was created to address this gap by providing support and services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes in western Missouri, eastern Kansas, with a focus on the Kansas City area.

Kansas City Free Health Clinic

Kansas City Free Health Clinic
(816) 753-5144
The Kansas City Free Health Clinic is an integral part, the net under the safety net, of the health care delivery system in the Kansas City community. As it was formed to do in 1971, the Clinic provides basic health care services at no charge to people who cannot pay for care and to those who do not have insurance available to them. The Clinic helps keep the uninsured and underinsured healthy!

Kansas City Leaders Overcoming Violence with Education (KCLOVE)

Kansas City Leaders Overcoming Violence with Education (KCLOVE)
816-561-0550
KCLOVE exists to increase awareness of issues of violence for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender youth in Kansas City, and provide resources for victims.

Kansas City Passages – Youth Center

Kansas City Passages – Youth Center
816-931-0334
Passages Youth Center is a drug-free, alcohol-free, and hate-free center for 14- through 20-year-old lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Our goal is to help them grow as they explore the nature of their sexual and gender identities while having fun and meeting new friends at the same time. We provide educational information and experiences to encourage personal growth and social interaction to ease their transition into self-acceptance and to become empowered LGBTQ youth. These programs form a foundation of vital resources that provide youth with alternatives to risk-taking behavior.

Kansas City Pride

Kansas City Pride
Our organization consists of an eager group of volunteers from the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Our committee members are all greatly involved in their own businesses, as well as members of other organizations within our city.

Lesbian & Gay Community Center of Greater Kansas City

Lesbian & Gay Community Center of Greater Kansas City
816-931-4420
The mission of the Lesbian Gay Community Center of Greater Kansas City is to create, support and provide vital and timely resources and services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight-Allied communities of greater Kansas City. In 2008, the Center capitalized on the “COM” in the modern-day GLBT COMmunity, and began serving its members with revamped website and strategic plan.

Likeme Lighthouse

Likeme Lighthouse
3909 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-753-7770

Midwest Alternative Family Alliance

Midwest Alternative Family Alliance
The Midwest Alternative Family Alliance was organized in 2002 by a small group of people in Kansas City who were concerned that local gay and lesbian parents and prospective parents needed a presence, a voice, and a way to connect with each other. MAFA supports LGBT parents in the greater Kansas City area and beyond to build families and raise children in a community that is respectful, encouraging, and inclusive.

Missouri Safe Schools Coalition

Missouri Safe Schools Coalition
314-862-4900
The Safe Schools Coalition of Missouri is a team comprised of organizations across the state working to end bullying in Missouri public schools.

Ozanam Pathways Program (Youth Mental Health Treatment)

Ozanam Pathways Program (Youth Mental Health Treatment)
816-508-6226
Ozanam represents more than 60 years of providing the best quality services to thousands of children and families who need it most. On its main campus in South Kansas City, Ozanam has grown from a single-service boys’ home into a multi-service treatment center offering both residential and educational day treatment programs for boys and girls ages 12 to 18.

PFLAG-KC

PFLAG-KC
816-765-9818
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Kansas City (PFLAG-KC) is a group of parents, siblings, friends, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people who: Provide a support system for the families and friends of LGBT people to enable them to understand, accept and support their children with love and pride; Provide education for individuals and the community at large on the nature of homosexuality; and Support the full human and civil rights of LGBT people.

Perform Out KC – Creative and Musical Expression for KC LGBT Youth

Perform Out KC – Creative and Musical Expression for KC LGBT Youth
PerformOUTKC provides a safe, inclusive atmosphere for youth of any and all identities, which fosters positive identity development through excellence in music performance and creative expression: To provide a safe place for the LGBTA young people (13–20) in the Kansas City Metro area to be themselves and develop a positive self image. Explore self expression through the performing arts (Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, Theater, Writing, and the Visual Arts), Share their life experiences and voices with the Kansas City Community through performance. We proudly invite all gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual and trans-gendered youth (ages 13–20) to participate in the performing arts organization.

Safe Schools Coalition

Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools – at home and all over the world – become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Street Outreach Services (SOS) at Synergy

Street Outreach Services (SOS) at Synergy
24-hour Youth Crisis Line
816-741-8700
888-233-1639
Our Street Outreach team canvases Greater Kansas City helping homeless youth, up to age 22. The team provides basic necessities like food, water, clothing, blankets and hygiene products. Transportation and case management/referral services are also provided to youth as needed. For youth that want to get off the street, the team provides a bridge to Synergy House, our youth shelter.

Suicide Awareness Survivor Support

Suicide Awareness Survivor Support
913-681-3050
SASS unites survivors of suicide (family, friends, etc.) throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan and surrounding areas. We believe the public must be educated about suicide. We sincerely feel that “Suicide is everyone’s business.”

Veronica’s Voice Youth Group – Kansas City

Veronica’s Voice Youth Group – Kansas City
Are you trading sex for money, drugs, food, or a place to stay? Are you in a bad situation where this may feel like your only option? Or do you know a youth that is? Ages 13 to 21 We can help… This group will meet the last Thursday of every month from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. If you are in crisis or just need to talk call 816-748-0004 anytime. KC Free will be here to do sex education and STD/HIV testing for those that are interested. For more information please contact Veronica’s Voice Outreach Coordinator, Caroline at 816-483-7101 or caroline@veronicasvoice.org.

 

NATOINAL ORGANIZATIONS

ACLU LGBT Project

ACLU LGBT Project The ACLU LGBT Project brings impact lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the country — cases designed to have a significant effect on the lives of LGBT people.

AIDS United

AIDS United AIDS Action’s mission is to advocate on a national level for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and the organizations that serve them.

Black AIDS Institute

Black AIDS Institute The Black AIDS Institute is the first Black HIV/AIDS policy center dedicated to reducing HIV/AIDS health disparities by mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront the epidemic in their communities.

Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere

Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parents.

Equality Federation

Equality FederationEquality Federation is the national alliance of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organizations.

Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.

Freedom to Marry

Freedom to Marry Freedom to Marry is the gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide.

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers.

GLAAD

GLAAD The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

GLAD

GLAD Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.

GLSEN

GLSEN The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

HRC

HRC Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign advocates on behalf of GLBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about GLBT issues.

Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality Immigration Equality is a national organization that works to end discrimination in U.S. immigration law, to reduce the negative impact of that law on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people, and to help obtain asylum for those persecuted in their home country based on their sexual orientation, transgender identity or HIV-status.

In The Life

In The Life IN THE LIFE produces media that produces change for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. In an era of sound bite news, inch-deep celebrity profiles and reality shows.

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission The mission of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, and/or HIV status.

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Log Cabin Republicans

Log Cabin Republicans Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s only organization of Republicans who support fairness, freedom and equality for gay and lesbian Americans.

Mautner Project

Mautner Project The Mautner Project improves the health of lesbians, bisexual, and transgender women who partner with women, and their families, through advocacy, education, research, and direct service. We envision a healthcare system that is guided by social justice and responsive to the needs of all people.

National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities

National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities was created in an effort to counteract the ever increasing spread of HIV/AIDS in communities of color.

National Black Justice Coalition

National Black Justice Coalition The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black same-gender-loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. The Coalition works with our communities and our allies for social justice, equality, and an end to racism and homophobia.

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Lesbian Rights The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

National Center for LGBT Health

National Center for LGBT Health The National Center for LGBT Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Center for Transgender Equality The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

National Gay & Lesbian Cancer Network

National Gay & Lesbian Cancer Network The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk.

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Congress

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Congress The NGLCC is committed to forming a broad-based coalition, representative of the various interests of LGBT owned and friendly businesses, professionals, and students of business for the purpose of promoting economic growth and prosperity of its members.

National Gay & Lesbian Task

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – Youth

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – Youth Youth are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) at younger ages than ever before. Meanwhile: Ex-gay ministries have decisively shifted their focus to young people. There is a epidemic of homelessness among LGBT youth. Children of LGBT parents are harmed by restrictions on parenting, foster parenting and adoption. LGBT students encounter widespread harassment and alienation on campus.

National Lesbian & Gay Law Association

National Lesbian & Gay Law Association The National LGBT Bar Assocation is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliates lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.

National Minority AIDS Council

National Minority AIDS Council The National Minority AIDS Council has helped develop leadership in communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS since 1987.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults. The center is led by Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in partnership with 10 leading organizations from around the country.

National Stonewall Democrats

National Stonewall Democrats The National Stonewall Democrats is a grassroots network connecting LGBT Democratic activists.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Out & Equal Workplace Advocates™ educates and empowers organizations, human resources professionals, employee resource groups, and individual employees through programs and services that result in equal policies, opportunities, practices, and benefits in the workplace regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, or characteristics.

Out for Work

Out for Work Out for Work is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to educating,preparing and empowering LGBT college students and their allies for the workplace.

PFLAG

PFLAG PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

Point Foundation

Point Foundation Point Foundation provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.

Pride at Work

Pride at Work The purpose of Pride At Work is to mobilize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network SLDN is a national, non-profit legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and related forms of intolerance.

Soulforce

Soulforce The purpose of Soulforce is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.

The AIDS Institute

The AIDS Institute Promotes action for social change through public policy research, advocacy, and education.

The International Federation of Black Prides

The International Federation of Black Prides The International Federation of Black Prides is a coalition of Black Pride organizations formed to promote a multinational network of LGBT/SGL (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Same Gender Loving) Prides and community-based organizations.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth.

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities.

Victory Fund

Victory Fund The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund endorses qualified, committed openly LGBT candidates who can win at the ballot box.

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

Woodhull Freedom Foundation The Woodhull Freedom Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to advance sexual freedom as a fundamental human right by protecting and advancing freedom of speech and sexual expression.

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