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Transgender Awareness Week

Hello KCA Community,

In recognition of Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance, I am writing to share a list of resources and links that may be of interest. At KCA, we strive to be a gender affirming school and a safe, supportive environment for transgender and gender expansive youth. I encourage teachers, parents / guardians and students to take some time this week to explore this list. Whether you are looking for strategies to make your classroom more inclusive, interested in connecting with other trans youth like you in KC, or wanting to learn more in order to support you child or one of their friends, there is something for you here! Please contact me with any questions, suggestions, resources to add to the list and/ or to request a counseling meeting on zoom.

Ellen Ritchie, LCSW

KCA School Counselor

Local Organizations (Some groups have events this week!):

Transformations KC: or

KC Passages:


Kansas City Center for Inclusion:

LGBT Affirming Therapist Guild:

National Organizations:

Trevor Project (LGBTQ Teen Phone and Text Support Line):

Human Rights Campaign:

PFLAG (Support for Parents, Friends and Allies)

GLSEN (Resources for creating safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ students and educators):

Articles / Reports:

Fatal Violence Against Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2020:

Being there for Non-Binary Youth:

Supporting LGBT Youth During Social Distancing:

School in Transition Guide for Schools:

DoJ Dear Colleague Letter:

Film with Discussion Guide:



Beyond the Binary: A Toolkit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools:

Bending the Mold: A Toolkit for Gender Non-Conforming Students:

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