Loss, Grief, & Support in the KC LGBT Community

Tune in to KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City Community Radio or stream it live at kkfi.org on Saturday at 1 pm. Aaron Sherman & Brent Husher host this Saturday.

This week Aaron Sherman & Brent Husher are talking about several important subjects – loss, grief, suicide and reaching out for support.

In our first segment we’ll talk with John Moriarty and Milton Arganbright. John founded Gay Grief Support KC in June 2013 after the loss of his partner in January of the same year. Milton, a retired psychologist, is a member of Gay Grief Support KC.

In our final segment, we’ll talk with Zach Beall. He is the organizer for GayKC, a local group on meetup.com. He organizes social events and volunteer opportunities for Kansas City’s LGBT community.

Gay Grief Support KC provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer support and sharing. Losing a beloved partner is a complicated journey of grief and transition and healing. In addition to structured counseling sessions or working with a therapist, it’s also helpful to talk with others who truly know what it means to endure the myriad of emotions that follow the loss of a partner. Gay Grief Support KC is a safe, welcoming environment based on compassion, shared experiences and the fellowship of healing and recovery. More Information: gaygriefsupport.com

  • Meetings: The second and fourth Sundays of each month at 2:30pm
  • Location: Spirit of Hope MCC, 3801 Wyoming, Kansas City, MO
  • Members: Everyone is welcome to attend, including widows and widowers, friends and family members

John Moriarty is a writer and journalist. His book, Liquid Lover: A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, was published in 2001 (Alyson Books). John’s life partner passed away in January 2013. John founded Gay Grief Support KC in June 2013.

Milton Arganbright holds a PhD in Psychology from Catholic University, Washington, DC and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Kansas. Milton completed extensive studies at the Menninger Clinic on grief and death under sister Mary Cerny, PhD. For 30 years, Milton counseled clients at his Lawrence, Kansas, private practice. These clients included many KU students dealing with sexual identity issues. Milton’s life partner passed away in January 2013.

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