Winter Potluck for the Whole Community!

Join Stonewall Youth for our quarterly all-ages community potluck!

Take a break from December’s busyness to celebrate winter with us!  We’ll play games, eat good food, watch some cute videos, tell some jokes, relax and hang out with each other.

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.

It’s free! Of course, we will be delighted if you want to donate some funds to help us cover the costs of the event.

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

Trans Day of Needs on Nov. 24

Big Thanks to Tali Jones for organizing Olympia’s first Trans Day of Needs!

The fall and winter is a hard time for a lot of trans folx. You have Trans Day of Remembrance, the holidays, the lack of sun and all that fucking rain. It is easy to get lost and fall into a depression and feel separated from not only the community but from yourself.

You have needs and Tali Jones and friends are here to give you that help this year with Olympia’s first Trans Day of Needs. This event will be providing you all with the necessary things needed to survive the rest of 2018.

When: Saturday, Nov. 24 at 3-8pm

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church at 1925 Boulevard Rd SE, Olympia WA 98501

They will be giving away:
-Free binders and breast forms
-Comfort food
-Watching movies
-Making pillow/blanket forts
-giving away prizes
-providing participants with a swag bag with items like makeup, brushes, razors, coloring books, lotions, tinctures, and tea.

This event is a safe space. We WILL center Transwomen of Color and ask that no drugs or alcohol be brought on the premises as it is a church and we want to be respectful of the space and those struggling with chemical dependency.

The event is ADA accessible and volunteers and donations are welcomed.

All physical donations can be brought to YWCA of Olympia Monday-Thursday between 10-4 pm. All monetary donations can be directed to this link: gf.me/u/m5977h

For more information, including carpooling info, go to the Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2203133053305724/

Let’s Talk About It

Join Stonewall Youth Olympia and Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest as they co-present a discussion on trans folx and reproductive health care. Folx of all genders and identities (including cis-gendered allies actively working on ally-ship) are invited to attend; however, we ask that you be mindful of your presence in the space. Light refreshments will be provided.

Note: This event will be facilitated by queer and trans folx. The event space has gender-neutral bathrooms.

Work for your community at Stonewall Youth!

 

Put your passion for social justice to work at Stonewall Youth!

We hope to hire two fabulous people by the end of the year.  Applications for both of the positions are due on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 pm.

The Community Fundraising Coordinator will work with our current Sustainability Director and other staff collective members to develop and implement community fundraising efforts, such as events, crowdfunding, and individual donors. This is a 15 hour/week position and pays $18 an hour. Click here for all the details!

Stonewall Youth’s Community Engagement Director will be responsible for outreach, advocacy, and volunteer and intern coordination. This is a 25 hour/week position and pays $18/hour. Click here for the job posting.

 

We’re bowled over by the generosity of the Sponsors of our Bowl-a-Rama!

Big thanks to pride Foundation for being the presenting sponsor for our upcoming  Bowl-O-Rama

 

The Pride Foundation is the only LGBTQ community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.  “Our work is grounded in the simple, yet revolutionary belief every person should be able to live safely, openly, and genuinely in all the places we call home. This is the same belief that has guided our visionary leaders for more than three decades.  Pride Foundation was founded in 1985, in the midst of the HIV & AIDS crisis, by a small but courageous group of people who came together to create a source of light and hope during a period of profound darkness.  Together, we have invested more than $70 million in transformative community change in pursuit of this vision.”

 

 

Bowl us over with your generosity!

The Bowl-O-Rama is Stonewall Youth’s annual fundraising extravaganza ending with a family-friendly celebration at the bowling alley! There will be COSTUMES, amazing PRIZES, and of course BOWLING!  For weeks leading up to the bowling celebration, fans of Stonewall Youth will compete in a friendly competition to raise money and help us reach our goal of $6,000 for LGBTQ+ youth programs.

 

DON’T HAVE A TEAM YET?  You’re welcome to just come to the event and pay the $10-$80 admission fee (or skip the event and just donate 😉). ❤️❤️  Donations:  https://fundly.com/2018-bowl-o-rama/

We encourage participants to do some easy fundraising prior to the bowlathon (like asking several of your co-workers, friends, family members, etc for $5-$40 donations for Stonewall) and then we celebrate with a big party at the bowling lane! You can raise money online using our Fundly site at fundly.com/2018-bowl-o-rama, or in whatever way works best for you.

JOIN A TEAM or CREATE A TEAM for the best bowl-o-rama ever! Teams of 5 people do their very best to raise at least $500 ($100 per person) before the Bowl-O-Rama on October 27th. For example, each person can ask 10 people for $10, or 20 people for $5 donations! You can raise money online using our Fundly site at fundly.com/2018-bowl-o-rama, or in whatever way works best for you. We provide all kinds of info and assistance.  Teams can create a team theme, name, and show up for the event decked out in costumes (costumes and bowling not required!). You’re also welcome to just attend the event on October 27 for an entrance fee of $15-$40.

DON’T LIVE IN OLYMPIA or CAN’T ATTEND THE EVENT? No problem! You can make a CYBER TEAM and still be eligible for certain prizes! Or you can be a BOWLING BUDDY and support a team (or all the teams!) by making a DONATION at fundly.com/2018-bowl-o-rama

TEAM LEADERS ARE WHAT WE NEED MOST RIGHT NOW, so step up to the lane! We make it as easy as possible for you to via our online tools and packet of materials.  If you’re interested in joining a team or creating a team, send a quick note to bryn@stonewallyouth.org   We’ll set you up with everything you need! 

FALL QUARTER FELLOWSHIPS NOW OPEN!

We have worked hard to restructure our Fellowships to make them even greater!  Fellowships are a great way to get involved in Stonewall Youth and to get paid a monthly stipend for a project you’re passionate about.  Fellowships are open to LGBTQ+ youth up to age 22 who want to work with us to design and implement a project.  We can help you every step of the way!  Applications are due by October 3rd!

A Fellowship might be a good choice for you if there are activities you want to see at Stonewall Youth, skills you want to teach others, events you want to help organize (such as dances, Open Mics, and educational events), administrative duties you want to learn and assist with, or anything relating to Stonewall Youth you want to get involved in.  Fellowships are long-term (quarterly or longer) proposals you contract with Stonewall Youth to create.

Fellowships can be almost anything including, but not limited to, support group, outreach, music programming, fundraising, event planning, social media, and administrative. If it is a project you are passionate about and that will benefit the space, we would love to know about it and assist you in creating your vision! Fellowships are 3 hours of work/week but can be more if you desire. Past fellowships have included contracting to deep clean the space weekly, leading a workshop series on job readiness skills, assisting in the creation of a protest against “anti-transgender bathroom bills”, and creating a choir during our music Tuesday programming.

Fellowship application (pdf)

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION (Word Doc) 

The Bowl-O-Rama is Stonewall Youth’s annual fundraising extravaganza ending with a family-friendly celebration at the bowling alley! There will be COSTUMES, amazing PRIZES, and of course BOWLING!  For weeks leading up to the bowling celebration, fans of Stonewall Youth will compete in a friendly competition to raise money and help us reach our goal of $8,000 for LGBTQ+ youth programs.
JOIN A TEAM or CREATE A TEAM for the best bowl-o-rama ever! Teams of 5 people do their very best to raise at least $500 ($100 per person) before the Bowl-O-Rama on October 27th. For example, each person can ask 10 people for $10, or 20 people for $5 donations! You can raise money online using our Fundly site at fundly.com/2018-bowl-o-rama, or in whatever way works best for you. We provide all kinds of info and assistance.  Teams can create a team theme, name, and show up for the event decked out in costumes (costumes and bowling not required!). You’re also welcome to just attend the event on October 27 for an entrance fee of $15-$40.

DON’T LIVE IN OLYMPIA or CAN’T ATTEND THE EVENT? No problem! You can make a CYBER TEAM and still be eligible for certain prizes! Or you can be a BOWLING BUDDY and support a team (or all the teams!) by making a DONATION at fundly.com/2018-bowl-o-rama

TEAM LEADERS ARE WHAT WE NEED MOST RIGHT NOW, so step up to the lane! We make it as easy as possible for you to via our online tools and packet of materials.  If you’re interested in joining a team or creating a team, send a quick note to bryn@stonewallyouth.org We’ll set you up with everything you need! 

Azúcar, A Celebration of Latin & Hispanic Heritage

Please Join us at Azúcar, A Celebration of Latin & Hispanic Heritage on Sept. 8 at 8pm at the Capital Theater.

Azúcar! is a Olympia’s first all Latin, Latinx, and Hispanic cast & co-produced burlesque, cabaret, and variety show. It will be FABULOUS!

We are honored that a portion of the sales from the night will be donated to Stonewall Youth for our work with the next generation of Olympians.

The show is for folks who are age 18+.  Beer and spirits are available to 21+

More information at olympiafilmsociety.org/azucar

NEW! Drop-Ins for LGBTQ+ Youth ages 18-24

Calling all LGBTQ+ youth ages 18-24!!!

You’re invited to join us for drop-ins for older youth on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month!  Create a space that fits what you want to see for your community. What kind of things do you want to do together? What do you want from people as support? What kind of activities do you wish you could see specifically for 18-24 year old LGBTQ+ people?  Stonewall Youth will provide the support y’all need to make it happen.

When: Starts Monday, August 6th and continues on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of every month
Time: 4pm-7pm
Where: Stonewall Youth – 112 State Ave NE Olympia, WA
Who: ONLY for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and are between the ages of 18-24.

About the space: We are ADA accessible, safer space, sober space, and weapons-free. Please respect our guidelines and agreements in our space or we will have to ask you to leave.

We look forward to seeing you!