ATT National Transgender Awareness Week slideshow 2016

National Transgender Awareness Week 2016

Please take time to look at this slideshow via ATT. They’ve collected a short collection of quotes, statements and other things to think about during National Transgender Awareness Week.

National Transgender Week runs from November 14th – November 20th, 2016.

Trans Talk: Transition in Prison

Trans Talk: Transition in Prison

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Listen to the Kansas City Community Radio interview with JoAnna Ramsey, a transgender woman who experienced a harrowing time incarcerated in Kansas within the male prison population, and she will be speaking with us about herself, what she went through in prison, and her transgender activism behind the wall.

Our very own, Caroline Gibbs, founder of the Transgender Institute of Kansas City, joined them to discuss how the Institute worked to help JoAnna, as well as plans for a future outreach project for transgender prisoners.

Click here to listen to Trans Talk: Transition in Prison on Kansas City Community Radio.

New Girls on the Block

Have you seen New Girls on the Block?

Have you seen?
 New Girls on the Block

NEW GIRLS ON THE BLOCK follows the lives of six transgender women in Kansas City, Missouri who face obstacles on their journey from being born in male bodies to embracing their transition to womanhood.

Watch Season 1 on Hulu

 

Transgender Bathroom Hysteria, Cont’d.

Transgender Bathroom Hysteria, Cont’d. – NYTimes.com

After the withering backlash against North Carolina for passing a discriminatory law against gay and transgender people last month, it would stand to reason that lawmakers and governors in other states would think twice before peddling bills that dictate which restrooms transgender people can use.

Please check out this article Transgender Bathroom Hysteria, Cont’d. – NYTimes.com for the rest of the story!

Read The Vital Voice

A Thriving Transgender Tomorrow – January Issue

Screening of The Danish Girl
Don’t miss the screening of THE DANISH GIRL December 15th!

Screening of The Danish Girl

UPDATE: TICKETS ALMOST SOLD OUT!

We are really excited about this! Make sure you don’t miss this exclusive event!

Local film screening of December 15th

THE DANISH GIRL (Opening in Kansas City December 25!)

Rated “R”

Find the courage to be yourself.

STORY SYNOPSIS:

Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables”) directs the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [“The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérables”] and Alicia Vikander [“Ex Machina,” “Anna Karenina”]), whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.

 

HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENING PASS

Click HERE to download a screening pass, while supplies last. This is on a first come, first serve basis. Once you download a pass, you will need to print it out and bring it to the theater the night of the screening.

Please share this with anyone who’d love to attend. See you there!

OPENS IN KANSAS CITY DECEMBER 25

 

DON’T miss our after-party! Get all of the info here.

Join us!

Kansas City Based Series NEW GIRLS ON THE BLOCK, Premiered on April 11 on Discovery Life Channel

Discovery Life Channel LogoPromo Reel Available Here

Our very own Caroline Gibbs of The Transgender Institute is Executive Co-Producer and cast member of New Girls!

(Silver Spring, Md.)—NEW GIRLS ON THE BLOCK follows a group of highly inspirational and entertaining women from Kansas City, MO – all friends, some couples – who just happen to be transgender. After years struggling with their gender identities, they are finally finding themselves and learning what it means to be the women they always knew that they were. Confronting issues with their relationships, their femininity, their families and friendships, NEW GIRLS ON THE BLOCK is an authentic look at lives in transition. As the first series to embed with a real group of female friends within the transgender community, NEW GIRLS ON THE BLOCK offers a transformative look at these women’s lives as they navigate their daily struggles and successes. The five-part series will premiere on Discovery Life Channel on Saturday, April 11 at 10/9c.

 

 

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Reviews

 

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Growing up Transgender

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – AJ (not a real name) was a typical little boy dressed in football onesies when he was tiny, and sweatshirts and baseball caps as he grew. His parents kept his hair short as he began to walk and run. They had toys they thought were appropriate.

Debi and Tom (we’re withholding their surname as a privacy issue) have two children. Their oldest is a boy. Their youngest, AJ, was, too, until they were convinced by their child. AJ started trying to convince them at age 3.

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Open House at The Transgender Institute

1821-celebrationThe Transgender Institute Celebration
Open Houses – 4 times/year

Please check calendar for dates!

There will be food, wine, dancing,
hair styling, fashion design, and make-up applying!

Come be joyful with us.

Kids and teens welcome.