OMG, we’re having another dance!!!

All LGBTQ+ youth (21 & under) are welcome to join us at our PRIDE DANCE!   It’s FREE! 

Our Pride Dance is on June 30 this year to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the Stonewall riots (for more info on the riots, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots)

The theme is “Go All OUT!” You’re encouraged to dress formal and fabulous. And you can also just come as you are, wearing anything you’d like. Along with dancing, there will be games and other activities, as well as a quiet space. And of course there will be pizza and other snacks.

The dance is at our headquarters in downtown Olympia, just a block from the Transit Center: 112 State Ave. NE, Olympia WA 98501

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

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Join us at our SPACE PROM on Saturday, May 19 at 7-10pm for lots of fun, snacks, dancing, and more! We encourage you to dress to express something that “space” means to you…you could be a planet, a star, a rocket, a being from another planet…there’s a whole universe of options open to you! (And you can also just come as you are, wearing anything you’d like.)

This event is for LGBTQ+ youth 21 and under, and their allies, and it’s FREE!

The Prom’s at our fabulous office in downtown Olympia, just a block from the Transit Center: 112 State Ave. NE, Olympia WA 98501

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

Are you a parent or legal guardian of an LGBTQ+ youth aged 12-21 years old? Join us at Stonewall Youth for an open house at our space in downtown Olympia!

We welcome all parents and guardians to this open house to become acquainted with Stonewall Youth’s staff, get familiarized with the many services that are offered at Stonewall, and get a feel for the space itself. Come and see how Stonewall Youth may be useful and beneficial to the LGBTQ+ youth you love and care about! Come and enjoy refreshments, and get information about our work.

When: Thursday, May 10 at 7pm

Where:  Our headquarters in downtown Olympia:  112 State Ave NE, Olympia 98501.  We are less than a block from the Intercity Transit Station, and near the corner of Capitol Way and State Ave.

 

STONEWALL ACTIVISM SATURDAY SCHOOL

All LGBTQ+ youth (21 & under) are invited to our first 2018 Stonewall Activism Saturday School (SASS)!

THEME:  Growing Towards Liberation.  We’ll  have workshops that will create a space for us to communally learn about our growth zones, anti-oppression, and privilege that we and others hold. SASS is a space for us to build in community together, learn from and with one another, and spend time analyzing the world around us.

DATE & TIME:  Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9.  Please arrive at 5:30pm on Friday for registration.  (Saturday start time TBA.) . We’re also having a SLEEPOVER on Friday night!  We have a maximum attendance of 30 youth for all of SASS programming and are hosting a sleepover in the space for the first 15 youth who are interested. (You are not required to sleepover in the space, but if you are attending SASS and do not want to sleep over we ask that you attend all of the program outside of the lock-in portion.)

Once you register, we will send out an email with things to bring, an itinerary, and other necessary information in a few weeks. Please keep an eye on your email.

HOW TO REGISTERClick here to register.  REGISTRATION IS DUE BY MAY 25TH AT 6PM.

COST:  $0! NONE!  IT’S TOTALLY FREE!!!  Meals and snacks are free too. AND, donations to cover our costs are gladly accepted.

WHERE:  At the Stonewall Youth HQ:  112 State Ave NE, Olympia WA 98501

FOR MORE INFO, send us an email at info@stonewallyouth.org

 

Potluck at the Stonewall Community Center

Join Stonewall Youth for our monthly all-ages community potluck! Along with sharing yummy food, we’ll have a casual convo about what folks want for the emerging Stonewall Community Center.

WHEN:  Saturday, March 17 at 6-8pm

WHERE:  Our fabulous HQ @ 112 State Ave NE, Olympia WA 98501

As you may know, Stonewall Youth is buying our current facility to use as the Stonewall Community Center, a multipurpose community center dedicated to the ongoing wellbeing our region’s diverse and multigenerational LGBTQ+ community and allied social justice organizations. We want to make sure Stonewall Youth and allied organizations have a sustainable, safe, permanent, and FABULOUS space in our community. More info here: https://www.tqgenerations.org/

At the potluck, Stonewall Youth will provide some main course dishes as well as a few sides, and you’re encouraged to bring something tasty to share.

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.

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!

Need Books or Coffee?

Of course you need books and coffee!  Get’em at Barnes & Noble and a portion of the money you spend will be donated to Stonewall Youth!

Here’s how: 

  • Join us at our music and art event at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 7th from noon to 5pm.  A percentage of your purchase from the bookstore or coffee shop will be donated to Stonewall Youth.  Address: 1530 Black Lake Blvd, Olympia
  • OR support us online between April 7 and April 12 by going to www.BN.com/Bookfairs and enter Bookfair ID 12335733 at checkout. 

ENJOY YOUR BOOKS & THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Dance Dance Dance!

Join us at our Monochromatic Dance Party for lots of fun, snacks, dancing, and more!  We encourage you to dress monochromatically: choose one color to wear, and wear only that color (like dressing in all black, all red, all yellow — any color!)

This event is for LGBTQ+ youth 21 and under, and their allies, and it’s FREE!

The Dance Party’s on Friday, March 23 at 6-10pm at our fabulous office in downtown Olympia, just a block from the Transit Center:  112 State Ave. NE, Olympia WA 98501

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

There will be an OPEN MIC starting at 8:30pm!

MUSIC DROP-INS: Tuesdays 4-6pm

Big Announcement:  We’ve added another day of Drop-ins!  OMG!!!!  Starting on March 13, Music Drop-ins will now be on TUESDAYS 4-6pm instead of on Mondays.  Come on down and make music with us!  Sing, play instruments, form a band, write a song, hum quietly to yourself, make some beats, hang out and listen to music, play quietly so no one else can hear you….it’s up to you. All LGBTQ+ youth ages 21 & under are welcome!

No experience necessary, and there’s no pressure to perform.  We have a vast collection of guitars, basses, drums, keyboards (and a piano!), ukuleles, and so much more. You’re welcome to bring your own instrument.

Stay tuned: We’ll be offering periodic workshops and music instruction. And we’ll have more open mics and other opportunities to  perform.

Stonewall Youth will still be open on Mondays from 4-7pm.  That means we now have regular drop-ins FOUR days a week:

Mondays 4-7pm

Music Drop-ins on Tuesdays 4-6pm

Wednesdays 3-5pm (and Peer Support Group at 5-7pm)

Fridays 4-8pm