A Letter to Our Community

To Our Community:13625050_599792210182848_2027933871_n

This year, Stonewall Youth’s Staff Collective decided to support a group of Queer and Trans People of Color in creating space for an Ancestor Procession during the Pride Parade. Our youth participants and numerous community members contributed in the creation of the altar, brought flowers, herbs, signs, and other items they felt relevant to celebrate, remember, mourn, and call on our Queer Ancestors. (At the end of this letter, we have posted the text from the invitation the group posted on Facebook.)

As a contingent, we decided to walk at a pace that could accommodate the mobility of all people who marched with us in the procession. Due to this, many people who otherwise would have opted out of participating were able to do so, and we received feedback that our section of the parade this year was the most accessible it had ever been. The Procession also paused for several minutes near Sylvester Park to honor QTPOC ancestors and to acknowledge their living presence in our lives. For this particular day, our group intentionally decided that grieving and honoring the dead should not be rushed. We wanted to be respectful of ourselves and of the dead and not move on too quickly to convenient distractions.

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Intergalactic Space Dragons!!!!

2016 pride dance save the date

Calling all intergalactic space dragons and/or LGBTQQIA youth (age 21 and under):  Come one come all, and show off ur best dance moves at our Pride Dance!

When:  Saturday, June 18 at 6:30 to 10:30pm

Where:  The CoLab at 317 4th Ave E in downtown Oly

Theme is: Intergalacticspacedragons. Yeah! Galaxy, space, and dragons! What?

This is a FREE event for LGBTQQIA youth and their allies aged 21 and under.

Additionally:
This is a safe & sober event, with ADA accessibility and gender neutral restrooms. We also expect **all**attendants to follow our Ground Rules!
-No drugs or alcohol plz
-Stay on the 4th floor of the Co-Lab building
-Ask for consent before touching, hugging, taking pics etc
-Keep PDA (public displays of affection) PG! Affection is awesome just be mindful, ok?!
-NO HATE IN THE SPACE. Racism, Transphobia, Homophobia will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave.
-Be respectful of each other and the space!
-If you have questions, staff and volunteers can answer them, so ask!

QUESTIONS? Call us at 360-705-2738 or email info@stonewallyouth.org

For adults who want to get involved, please contact Amira at amira@stonewallyouth.org about being a volunteer chaperone or for donations of much needed food and beverages for the event.

Stonewall Youth Queer Prom on Friday, May 13

emo prom rosesAdorn yourself with eyeliner and  your emo dancing get-up* and join us for our annual Queer Prom!

 

Emo Glitter Prom

 

Theme: ♥ EMO DANCE PARTY ♥

Who’s invited:  LGBTQQIA youth and their allies age 21 and under.

When: Friday, May 13 at 6 to 10pm

Where: The Co-Lab at 317 4th Ave E in downtown Olympia.

Important Details: This is a sober event with ADA accessibility and gender neutral restrooms. And let’s make it hate-free!

*Is emo not your style? S’alright! Dress how you want. And no need to dance if you don’t wanna…there’ll be video games, board games, a photo booth, a quiet room, snacks, karaoke, and general hanging out.

cute emo pony

Are you a youth who wants to help make the prom happen?  Stop by during drop-ins on:
Monday – May 9 4pm-6pm
Wednesday – May 11 3pm-5pm
Friday (day of) – May 13 4pm-6pm

Are you an adult who wants to get involved?  Please contact Amira at amira@stonewallyouth.org about being a volunteer chaperone or for donations of much needed food and beverages for the event.

QUESTIONS? Call us at 360-705-2738 or email info@stonewallyouth.or

Due to popular demand, we’ve extended the application deadline for our two youth Program Co-Director positions!!!

Are you interested in helping make Stonewall Youth fabulous?  Youth (21 and under) are invited to apply for our paid staff positions. Applications are due on Friday, August 21 at 5pm.  Looking forward to hearing from you!  PD-youth-announcement-1

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We’re hiring two youth (ages 21 or younger) to be our Program Co-Directors

Stonewall Youth is excited to announce that we’re looking for two youth to serve as our Program Co-Directors.  Applications are due at 5pm on August 7.  Each Co-Director will work 6-10 hours per week. The positions are for a maximum of two years, and we’re requesting that each Co-Director make a one year commitment. Please note that while folks need to be 21 or younger to be hired, it’s okay to keep the position after they are older than 21. Please see the job announcement below or click on the attachment for more details!  PD youth announcement (1)
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