2013 Queer Rock Camp is almost here! Donate to QRCs indigogo campaign!We still need Host Houses!!
The Queer Rock Camp Collective has been busy at work preparing and planning for this summer’s upcoming Queer Rock Camp. Youth from all over are going to have such an awesome radical time this year! We are still in need of host homes for about 25 youth. Please get in touch ASAP with Molly to volunteer as a host home! The dates have been set for July 8-12th and information is up on the website: http://www.queerrockcamp.org/.
Check out this awesome video on the indigogo fundraising page for QRC:
Get Ready for a bustling and busy PRIDE month!
Check out all the stuff happening at Stonewall over the next few weeks:
First up is our Fabulous Stonewall Youth Garage Sale on June 16thfrom 8am to 4pm at 1303 8th Ave SE here in Olympia.You won’t want to miss this monster sale and will include items donated by dozens of
Stonewall Youth supporters — with all proceeds going to support our
programs for queer youth. If you have items you’d like to donate for
the sale, please contact Jon, our great Americorp service worker at
• The night before our awesome garage sale, June 15th, The Imperial
Sovereign Court of Tacoma will be hosting a benefit Variety Show for
Stonewall Youth at the Eagles Lodge in Olympia at 6pm. This is an
open sign up variety show hosted by Mr. Gay Olympia, drag king Orion
B. Lodabelt. Come out to support Stonewall, see some great drag or
even share your own special skills!
• Next, Stonewall Youth will be whooping it up at the Capital City
Pride Festival on Saturday, June 22nd. We’ll be in the Pride Parade
and have two booths at Sylvester Park, where you’ll find friendly
faces, information about our programs and volunteer opportunities,
Stonewall Youth merch for sale and more — be sure to stop by and say
hi! For our youth, one of the booths will be a youth only hang otu
space all day too! That evening at 6pm, we’ll be hosting the annual
Youth Pride Dance and Talent Share at the Northern. This is one of
the only safe and sober places just for youth to celebrate Pride! For
adults who want to celebrate community that night, the Red Ribbon
Prevention Gayla to support local HIV services will be an awesome
finale to your Pride evening, check out the information on the
sidebar for more details.
• Finally, on Thursday, June 27th, Stonewall Youth will present our
“Queer Youth and Homelessness” forum from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at First
Christian Church (an open and affirming congregation), located at 701
Franklin St. SE in Downtown Olympia. This free event will explore the
epidemic of queer youth homelessness through the perspectives of
unhoused young people and those who provide them with vital
assistance. I hope you’ll come out to learn more about the human
impacts of queer youth homelessness in our community and how you can
help make a difference in the lives of at-risk young people.
A huge Thank YOU! to all our Bowl-A-Thon team captains, team members and supporters!! We raised over $7,000!
After months of hard work, this year’s Bowl-A-Thon was a wonderful night full of laughter, great costumes and incredible spirit! Congrats to JR, who won the award for most money raised, and to all the wonderful dedicated team members of all 8 teams. Your support and energy was crucial for the success of this event, and this event was crucial to keeping to our doors open and our services free here at Stonewall. Looking forward to next year already!
Queer Trans* People of Color Group
Queer and Trans* People of Color (QT*POC). We have been holding a QT*POC community space at Stonewall twice a month for a few months now. We are currently pausing this effort to reground and regroup. We are seeking supporters, collaborators, interested facilitators and community members to help us revision this program. Please get involved if you feel like you can help! Email Aurien at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Sometimes really great famous queer elders come by to spoil us with their skills and awesomeness: Stonewall excited to eat pizza and hang out with Kate Bornstein! Right now, Kate is fighting real hard against cancer. Send her all the gay love you can!