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Korea Kelly

Board Member

Brief info

Korea Kelly (She/Her/Hers) is a Native Kansas City, Missourian, eldest sister of 4 siblings, and a wife of a loving husband of 13 years, Two fur babies Koal & Bella. Korea has a rich background in LGBTQIA advocacy & leadership, trans health, and entertainment. She is the first Black transwoman in Kansas City to own and operate a successful business and has facilitated many local Trans support groups that focus on providing access to tangible resources. She is better known in the community as “Korea Cavalli'', founder of Cavalli Entertainment LLC(est. 1998) & The Trans Empowerment Society(est. 2019). Since 15 years old she has embarked on her black Kansas City LGBTQIA community as an open-heart person who wants to make a difference in her community. In addition, she is one of the leading Kansas City historians of local Black & Brown queer culture. She is also a member of the first transgender sorority Kappa Iota Sigma Sorority Incorporated (, and the Lead Prevention Specialist & Outreach Tester for The Kansas City Care Clinic HIMM Project.

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