LGBTQ Resources

AIDS Walk Kansas City
(816) 931-0959
Over 5,700 men, women and children are living with HIV/AIDS in Kansas City. Over 700 are between the ages of 13 and 24. Be Ready to help those living with HIV/AIDS in Kansas City and to support our local AIDS service organizations.

Campfire USA
Camp Fire USA builds caring, confident youth and future leaders. It is inclusive, welcoming of children, youth and adults regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or other aspect of diversity.

Children’s Mercy
(816) 960-4134
Gender Pathway Services at Children's Mercy provides interdisciplinary, family-centered services for transgender, gender-variant, and gender-questioning children. Their services are aimed at supporting the physical, mental and social health of patients and their families as they navigate the process of gender identity development.

Embark Counseling Teen LGBTQ Group 
Meets every-other Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parent/guardian permission is required.

GLSEN, Greater Kansas City Chapter
(913) 608-4528
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.

Genders & Sexualities (GSA) Network
Genders & Sexualities 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.

Gender Spectrum
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.

GLOW (Growing and Leading Our Way)
(816) 204-6747
Synergy Youth Resiliency Center

Human Rights Campaign-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)
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. KCAVP was created to provide 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 CARE (formerly Free Health) Clinic
(816) 753-5144
The Kansas City CARE 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 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. Its 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. It provides 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 Gay Pride
The organization consists of an eager group of volunteers from the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The committee members are all greatly involved in their own businesses, as well as members of other organizations within the city.

Kansas City Center for Inclusion (formerly Like Me Lighthouse)
(816) 756-7770
Provides a safe and welcoming space where LGBT individuals and their families, friends, and straight allies can come for education, resources and to build a cohesive LGBT community in the Midwest. The Lighthouse will promote inclusion, respect and equality for the LGBT community. The Lighthouse will provide educational and social events to bring all individuals into the Lighthouse, as well as an outreach program to make the Midwest aware of the needs of the LGBT community. The LIKEME® Lighthouse will serve as a voice for the LGBT community in the Midwest.

Maryville University College Guide for LGBTQ Students

Modern Family Alliance
The Modern 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. MFA 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.

(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
PerformOUTKC provides a safe, inclusive atmosphere for youth (13-20) of any and all identities, which fosters positive identity development through excellence in music performance and creative expression in the Kansas City Metro area. 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.

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
24-hour Youth Crisis Line: (888) 233-1639
(816) 741-8700
The 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, the youth shelter.

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. They sincerely feel that “Suicide is everyone’s business.”

Transformations: A KC Trans & Gender Expansive Youth Group
A social, support group for trans and gender expansive young people ages 12-18 that meets first and third Tuesdays of the month. The group meets at ReStart Inc’s Housing Solution Center at 8th and Paseo (1444 E 8 Street, KC, MO).

Veronica’s Voice Youth Group – Kansas City
Crisis Line: (816) 728-0004 Veronica’s Voice is here to encourage, educate and empower American victims of commercial sexual exploitation of all ages to make lifestyle changes which lead to the recovery of their minds, bodies and spirits. Veronica’s Voice is Kansas City’s only advocacy and survivor-recovery program dedicated solely to victims of prostitution, commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. The primary focus of Veronica’s Voice is to offer compassionate and non-judgmental support to victims through survivor-run services. Veronica’s Voice offers exploited individuals a safe place to process their experiences with others who can relate to them, allowing them to take control of their lives.

Missouri Resources

National Resources

Suicide Prevention Hotlines

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Youth Hotline)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

DeafLine Missouri