Join Stonewall Youth and the Lavender Rights Project
for an information session focusing on the legal rights
of trans and queer youth.

The rights and voices of trans and queer youth will be centered, but folks of all ages are welcome!

This event is FREE and we also adore donations from those who are able to give 😉

Please contact Dusty LaMay with any questions, concerns,
or requests for accommodations by calling (206) 639-7955
or emailing dusty@lavenderrightsproject.org.

Welcome 2019 with our open mic event!

Come do poetry, music, singing, interpretive dance, acrobatics, prose…pretty much anything!

For youth ages 21 and under this event is FREE! For ages 22 and up, it is sliding scale $3-$10.

All proceeds will be going to keeping Stonewall Youth open, improving our space, and creating amazing programming for participants.

If you want to perform (please do!) There will be a screening period from 6:05 to 6:30 (the show will start soon after 6:30). This is simply to make sure the content of your performance doesn’t include some kind of hate. This can be, but is not limited to: homophobia, transphobia, racism, fatphobia, slut-shaming, ableism, ageism, and more. Please be ready to share with us what is in your performance, whether that is showing us a script, telling us about what you’re going to perform, or giving us a song title you will be covering so we can look up lyrics, etc. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with us on this to make our space and event as welcoming and awesome as possible !

For youth ages 21 and under this event is FREE! For ages 22 and up, it is sliding scale $3-$10. All proceeds will be going to keeping Stonewall Youth open, improving our space, and creating amazing programming for participants.

THIS IS A SOBER SPACE. Please do not bring drugs, alcohol, or come to the event intoxicated. You will be asked to leave if any of the above is discovered.

ADA accessibility: our main floor is ADA accessible and we prioritize keeping aisles clear for access. If you are in need of specific accommodations, we are more than happy to help, just send us a message!

So come on out, bring your new shit and show us what you got! And DON’T WORRY! Even if it isn’t new to you, it will be new to someone here I guarantee it! ♥

See you there!

Mondays at Stonewall Youth

CALLING ALL QTPOC YOUTH!

If you’re a youth who identifies as QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color, age 12-21 y/o), join Stonewall Youth for our ongoing drop-ins specifically for QTPOC youth.  We will have FREE food and beverages available for snacking. We’ll hang out, watch movies, play games, support each other, and so much more!  There’s a quiet space, a Biz Zone for working on the computers, a kitchen…THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS! Come as you are.
Come and 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 QTPOC in this area?  
QTPOC Nights are 4-7pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
Where: Stonewall Youth @ 112 State Ave NE, Olympia WA 98501
p.s.: we borrowed the image used for this event from the QTPOC group at Penn State. Thanks, y’all!


    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!
It’s up to us to make these drop-ins what we want to be. Sometimes we have a support group, sometimes we make art, sometimes we just chill and talk. What kind of things do you want to do together?  Stonewall Youth will provide the support we need to make it happen.
 When: 4pm-7pm on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month
Where: Stonewall Youth @ 112 State Ave NE, Olympia WA 98501
About the space: We are ADA accessible, safer space, sober space, and weapons-free.
We look forward to seeing you!
 

HEARTBREAK//HEARTTHROB FUNDRAISER DANCE (18+)

<3 Friday Feb. 15th 2019, 9pm-12am <3
Stonewall Youth is excited to announce our first ever 18+ event*. Right after Valentine’s Day, whether you are in love or not, come dance your heart out with us at our HEARTBREAK//HEARTTHROB DANCE. This is a fundraiser for Stonewall Youth and not only will there be great music and a dance floor we will also have a Bar Garden, a Polariod Photobooth (2 shots/$3), and Exclusive Stonewall Youth Merch! (t-shirts $10-25 and more). If you are 18-21 years old and LGBT+ entrance is free, if you are an Ally or 22+ entrance is sliding scale $3-15 at the door. If you are unable to attend but still would like to donate click here!
 
*All attendees must show a form of ID that proves they are 18 years or older, upon entrance.

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!