Support LGBTQ+ youth AND enjoy tasty food and beverages dineOUT blankat many fine local restaurants! 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

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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!


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!

Those Militant Queers of Yesteryear

Forgotten Gay History: August 1971  Newsweek Magazine Publishes “The Militant Homosexual”

By   Published August 30, 2016

Just two years following the Stonewall riots in NYC’s Greenwich Village on August 23rd,  1971, Newsweek magazine published“The Militant Homosexual”  where it devoted four pages trying to explain it all to its readers where suddenly all these homosexuals came from.  respect trans

The entire four-page article dealt with the sudden visibility of the gay community — a visibility which had personal, psychological, familial and political aspects, according to Newsweek. As one measure of the surprise this new openness must have engendered, the word “militant” appeared in the four-page article fifteen times. And what the authors regarded “militant” is revealing: they described “militants” coming out to their friends, families and employers; “militants” wanting acceptance; “militants” refusing to accept the APA’s verdict that they were mentally ill (the APA would set aside that verdict two years later); “militants” demanding an end to the ban on federal employment; “militants” starting gay churches and “militants” getting married in them, and “militants” saying it’s great to be gay.

That last point, according to Newsweek was especially dangerous:

To supporters of gay liberation, marching in the streets and holding hands in public are only minor gestures of assertion. They are picketing the Pentagon, testifying at government hearings on discrimination, appearing on TV talk shows, lecturing to Rotary Clubs, organizing their own churches and social organizations and, perhaps most important of all, using their real names. “Two or three years ago, a homosexual who tried to explain what he and the gay movement were all about would have been ridiculed,” says Troy Perry, a homosexual minister who established Los Angeles’s Metropolitan Community Church in 1968 and has been a movement hero ever since.

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