Stonewall Youth Community Potluck

 

Hey y’all!

Join us May 11th at Stonewall Youth Community Center from 6 to 8pm to enjoy food, community, and discuss the Legacy of the Stonewall Inn Riots. This year we are in celebration and commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots of 1969.

At the potluck, we will be showing videos explaining the riots and their historical importance to the LGBTQ+ community today.

If you feel that you are food secure and are able to bring food — we encourage that you do! This potluck is an all ages event and is also open to folks who don’t identify as LGBTQ+.

Bring your friends! Bring yourself! Bring your (chosen) family! Stonewall would love to have you for a night of great food and conversation.

For more information about this potluck or future events please email: info@stonewallyouth.org

OMG: Costumes! Bowling! Diner Food! Music! Prizes!

Come out & play with us! 

We hope you’ll participate in Stonewall Youth’s Bowl-O-Rama fundraiser. This annual all-ages and child-friendly event takes place on June 4, 2016 at 6pm to 8pm at Westside Lanes.

SY Bowlarama-1There will be costumes, games, prizes, music and diner Food! Oh, and bowling! (But you can participate without bowling or even showing up!)

Ways you can participate:

~ Be a TEAM INSTIGATOR or TEAM MEMBER. Each team of 5 people fund-raises together, devises a team name and costume theme, and participates in the actual event. Team Instigators, well, instigate the team & help them organize!  Perhaps your business, workplace, organization, or group of friends would have fun organizing a team! We make it easy by providing several tools such our Facebook event page and our Bowl-O-Rama fundraising page where people can make online donations.

Click these links to get the rundown on how to be a Team Instigator or Team Member.

~ Individuals, businesses and organizations are welcome to SPONSOR the Bowl-O-Rama! We’ll promote your business to the greater Olympia LGBTQ* community and our supporters on our Facebook, website and at the event. Click here for more info.

~ DONATE! You’re invited to donate items that we could use as prizes at the event. You can also donate funds by visiting our Bowl-O-Rama event page.

sass betterWhy it’s important to support Stonewall Youth:  LGBTQQIA youth need a safe and sober place like Stonewall to talk about their experiences, and to get support, feedback, referrals, and mentorship to assist them to successfully navigate the difficulties they face. Along with being marginalized due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, many LGBTQQIA youth contend with homelessness, racism and other types of oppression, abuse or neglect from parents or guardians, hunger, mental health or substance abuse issues, poverty, bullying and disrespect at school, and other struggles. It’s estimated that approximately 40% of youth who are homeless in our community are LGBTQ+, and LGBTQ+ youth are four times more likely to commit suicide than other youth.

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Gayla 2015!

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Stonewall Youth’s Annual Winter Gayla Extraordinaire

Join us on December 5th, 2015 at 6-9:30pm at the Olympia Ballroom for a Fabulous Evening of Fine Dining, Live Entertainment, Games, & Auctions. Enjoy performances by Ashley Eriksson, Erica Freas, Vince Brown, and the Bangles!   Ok, not those Bangles but Eternal Flame, the Bangles tribute band that rocked the house at the Night of the Living Tribute Bands.  Engage in a lively silent auction and try your luck & skill at our carnival games and raffles. Dine on a luscious dinner catered by Nineveh with beer donated by Three Magnets Brewing Co., as well as an array of wine and non-alcoholic beverages. This year’s celebration will be a total high score! 

This isn’t one of those fancy events where it’s required that you dress all formally and either be a Table Captain or know ahead of time where you’re going to be seated.  Sure, it’s awesome when folks organize themselves ahead of time to either be a Table Captain (see below) or come with a group of folks to be seated together, but that’s not necessary!  Just come as you are and be fabulous with us.

The evening will be arcade themed…feel free to attire yourself as your favorite arcade game character!  Or not.  Dress in whatever way pleases you.

The Gayla is an all-ages event.  We provide childcare. The venue is ADA accessible. Ticket price includes full dinner and one drink ticket. Alcoholic beverages will be served to those 21+ with valid ID.

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Homocoming is Here!

Join Stonewall Youth for our Homocoming Dance on Friday, November 6, from 7 to 11:00pm in the Co-Lab space at 317 4th Ave East in downtown Olympia.

The theme this year is: PLANETS. Get your planetary costume on, or just your fabulous self worthy of a planetary description! This event is for LGBTQQIA youth and their allies aged 21 and under.

For adult folk who want to get involved, please contact staff about being a volunteer chaperone or helping out by donating much needed food and beverages for the event. Our email is: info@stonewallyouth.org

For youth who want to help out with photo booth and decorations, stop by during drop ins, on Friday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday Nov. 4!

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BOWL-A-THON 2015!

It’s that time of year again! Come join us for our annual Stonewall Youth Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser!

On MAY 15th from 6PM to 8PM, let’s bowl our hearts out and work together to raise funds for Stonewall’s invaluable community programs and events! 

Do you know 4 other folks–friends, family, co-workers!–who would love to bowl, dress in costume, win prizes and raise/gather donations? You do?! Then you should be a TEAM CAPTAIN! Team captains assemble a super top-notch team of 5 (captains included) and set out to raise a goal of $500 dollars ($100 per team member) before our big Bowl-a-Thon game! You also get to pick a team theme and dress up! If you’d like to be a team captain please email: dusty@stonewallyouth.org for more information about team captains and a packet for fundraising!

You won’t leave empty handed from this event, however! There will be a free of charge photobooth for you to remember this wonderful night, as well as your extravagant costumes. We also have a handful of extra special prizes for you to win in the following categories:
HIGHEST SCORE, LOWEST SCORE, MOST MONEY FUNDRAISED BY TEAM, MOST MONEY FUNDRAISED BY INDIVIDUAL, BEST TEAM COSTUME, BEST TEAM NAME, BEST TEAM SPIRIT

If you can’t make it to this AWESOME event but would still love to support Stonewall and it’s youth, DON’T WORRY! (:
Visit our page at www.Stonewallyouth.org and you can make either a one-time donation or sign-up for a monthly donation through Network For Good on the right hand column!

Check out our facebook event!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1425695384399524/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=3&source_newsfeed_story_type=regular

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