SELF DEFENSE TRAINING

Audre Lorde caringWe’re hosting a free self defense training on Friday, Dec. 2 at 5:30pm at the CoLab at 317 4th Ave E in Olympia. Invite any and all youth who could benefit from this workshop. This is a safe space for queer youth. This workshop is aimed to empower through self defense tactics as a form of self care. Join us!

Trans Day of Resilience and Remembrance

tdorJoin us on November 20th in coming together as a community to make space for those who have fallen, for those who still stand, and for those who have yet to.

Come say their names, refill your cup and take up space. You deserve it, boo boo.

Trans Day of Resilience is QTPoC centered and all trans people are welcomed and wanted to attend.

This event is organized by Tali Abernathy Jones.

Sunday November 20, 5-8pm at the The Aviary, 312 Columbia St NW, Olympia, Washington 99501

 

Come Feast With US!

Join Stonewall Youth at our first monthly intergenerational Community Potluck Saturday, December 3 at 6 – 9pm at the CoLab (317 4th Ave E in downtown Olympia)

LGBTQ+ folks andpotluck respectful allies of all ages are welcome.

Stonewall Youth will provide some yummy main course dishes as well as a few sides, and you’re encouraged to bring something tasty to share. This is a great time to show off that amazing dish you make, or to experiment with cooking fabulous new recipes!

AND don’t stress if you’re not able to bring anything or only have time to sprint into the store to pick up chips & dip or some non-alcoholic beverages to share! The important thing is that you show up and feast in community with us. No alcohol, please.

potluck 2We’ll be asking for donations to cover our costs. We’re counting on folks with financial resources to help cover the costs of providing food to youth and other folks in our community who are struggling financially. Any additional income will be applied to the costs of providing our many regular programs for LGBTQ+ youth.

We’ll have some conversation starters, board games and playing cards available for those who like such things.

Stonewall Youth is committed to making these monthly potlucks a safer place for all in our community, particularly youth, LGBTQ+ folks, people of color, low-income folks, and elders. Bring your respect!

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Yes, it’s time for winter GLITTER CAMP: Dec. 9-11

Glitter Camp 2016 will be FABULOUS.  This is Stonewall Youth’s almost-annual retreat for glitter camp-1LGBTQQIA youth 21 & under, Stonewall staff, volunteers and Board members. Youth who’ve never attended Stonewall’s programs are welcome!

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Please bring warmer clothes than we wore this summer

There will be youth-led workshops, an open mic, free time, plenty of great food, opportunities for nature exploration, storytelling, and sitting by a cozy fire. We’ll do some visioning about Stonewall’s future programs, etc.  We’ll all share the pleasure of cooking, eating, and cleaning together.

The camp is within 30 miles of Olympia. (Folks interested in attending can contact us via Facebook or info@stonewallyouth.org to get the location!) The camp has a heated lodge with a kitchen and fireplace, heated cabins, bathrooms with showers, and is in the woods near a body of water. It’s beautiful!

Glitter Camp is FREE for all attendees, though we could certainly use donations to cover our costs! Needed: money, sleeping bags, blankets, warm coats, food, flashlights, and more!

Keep going for all the details about participating, volunteering, the schedule, what you’ll need to bring….
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EVERYONE’S A WINNER WITH DineOUT!

Support LGBTQ+ youth AND enjoy tasty food and beverages dineOUT blankat many fine local restaurants on NOVEMBER 10 2016! Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to Stonewall Youth. We’ll use the donations to continue providing our peer support groups & drop-in hours for LGBTQ+ youth, as well as many other critical and fabulous activities. Over 400 youth participate in our programs each year!

Here’s some of the participating restaurants (stay tuned for more!):

Eastside Big Tom
Le Voyeur
Basilico Ristorante Italiano
Mercato Ristorante
Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar
Rush In Dumplings
Traditions Café

 

Check the Facebook event for more info!

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Launched in 2010, DineOUT for Stonewall Youth has quickly become a favorite local tradition. Participating restaurant owners appreciate the goodwill and increased customer traffic that the event generates. Folks who dine out say that they enjoy their meals even more because they’re supporting Stonewall Youth’s vital work on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQQIA) young people.

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Homocoming 2016!

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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/271705279895178/

It’s that time of the year!
✦ ~ !!!HOMOCOMING!!! ~ ✦

✦WHEN: Friday October 28 from 6:30-10:30pm

✦WHERE: The Co-Lab // 317 4th Ave. E

✦ For LGBTQQIA youth 21 and under!
✦OPEN MIC at the beginning 7:30 pm to 8:00pm!
✦Come to the Co-Lab downtown for some dancing fun! This year’s theme is ✧NIHILISTIC CAT HALLOWEEN!✧
Use whatever you can find and dress up if you want to! All out glitter cat? Yeah! Dollar store skeleton? Heck yeah! Pumpkin zombie cat vampire? Whoa bud, I believe in you! Nihilistic cat memes? YESSSSS !

✦LOOKING FOR ADULT AGE VOLUNTEERS! Please send an e-mail to masa@stonewallyouth.org if you are interested in volunteering!

Tell all your friends! Bring all your friends! Dance with all your friends! Take pictures with all your friends and random people!

✦The space is ADA accessible! SOBER space, no alcohol, drugs, firearms, or weapons of any kind.

✦For more information about the event or to voice concerns, e-mail us at: info@stonewallyouth.org or call us at (360) 705-2738.
Visit our website at www.stonewallyouth.org or visit our Facebook at www.facebook.com/stonewallyouth for more information about us!