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  Every semester, OUTMemphis is proud to host interns from many academic institutions in the region. These interns are working towards degrees in a variety of programs, and they assist on a wide range of projects under the supervision of OUTMemphis staff. We are...

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Big Thanks to wayOUT Los Angeles!

Last week, OUTMemphis had the distinguished honor of being recognized as the recipient of a generous donation from wayOUT LA. This group is the Los Angeles chapter of wayOUT, a national organization with chapters in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area as well. The...

Exciting Announcement for OUTMemphis

Exciting Announcement for OUTMemphis

OUTMemphis is proud to announce we are the recipient of a grant from the Kresge Foundation as part of Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis (KIP:M), a program that awarded grants totaling $2 million to 20 community organizations throughout Memphis to support...

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OUTMemphis Calendar

November 2019

Fri, November 22

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Delta Trans Masculine (DTM)
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Delta Trans Masculine is a peer-led community social group for trans and gender non-conforming folks who identify more on the masculine side of the spectrum. This is a safe place for transmasculine folks to be authentically themselves around like-minded people who share similar identities. This group is open to friends, family, partners, spouses, and supportive allies as well.

For more information, email us at [email protected]
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GenQ
OUTMemphis: The LGBTQ+ Community Center of the Mid-South, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
GenQ is our group for LGBTQ and Allied folks ages 18-25. This group meets once per week, and is a safe, closed environment for connection, discussion, and most importantly fun!

Each week, this group meets at OUTMemphis (892 S Cooper), during which time they engage in snacks and drinks, fun planned activities, and discussion, all with peers who understand their experience.

This group is peer-led (like most groups at OUTMemphis), meaning that the facilitators of GenQ are also LGBTQ or Allied and 18-25.

This group, being a more mature age group than our other youth services, has a lot more freedom of activity, and will occasionally plan to do non-traditional things such as off-site meetings and activities. These will be discussed beforehand and approved by the group. This group also participates in our Life Hack program, a series of classes aimed at building skills and learning things necessary to being a productive member of society. This includes things like cooking classes, financial planning, anger management, interviewing skills, and many others.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do I need to do anything beforehand?

A: Nope! Just show up!

Q: Who is in charge of the group?

A: This group is run by our Youth Services staff, as well as a group of Facilitators. These are volunteers who have gone through a training process to learn how to effectively keep a group moving and fun.

Q: I'm 25. Am I allowed to come?

A: Yes! This group is for folks 18-25, meaning that you are allowed until your 26th birthday.

Q: I'm 17. Am I allowed to come?

A: Unfortunately, no. This group is 18-25. However, we invite you to join PRYSM, our youth group for 13-17 year-olds!

Q: Can OUTMemphis pick me up or give me a ride home?

A: No. OUTMemphis Staff work on a strict Youth Interaction Policy which prohibits giving rides to guests. We ask that you make sure to arrange rides to and from GenQ beforehand. However, Facilitators and other group members are not prohibited from providing rides to each other, but that is something that will have to be worked out on a case-by-case basis between group members.

Q: Who will be in the building during meetings?

A: While this group meets during our normal open hours, the meeting itself is closed to participants. There may be staff, volunteers, or other guests in the building, but they will not be allowed to enter the space where GenQ is meeting unless they fit the demographic.

Q: Do I need to bring anything?

A: No. Everything needed for the meeting, including activities and food, will be provided. We do ask to know about any food allergies, diet restrictions, or other such knowledge beforehand so we can engineer the best experience possible for the group members.

Q: What should I expect at this meeting?

A: Most meetings have some sort of food (either a snack or a meal), an activity (such as arts and crafts, games, presentation, etc), and discussion time.


If you would like more information, please email us at [email protected].

See you there!

Sat, November 23

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
We Are Family
892 S Cooper St
We Are Family is a quarterly group that offers a chance for LGBTQ+ families with children ages 12 and under to connect with other such families. All families have a unique blend of members that don't always look the same as others. The purpose of this group is for youth 12 and under and their immediate family to have a welcoming space to make lasting connections with other families that may or may not resemble their own.

If you have questions about this group, please email [email protected].
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PRYSM
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
PRYSM is our group for LGBTQ and Allied youth ages 13-17. This group meets once per week, and is a safe, closed environment for connection, discussion, and most importantly fun!

Each week, this group meets at OUTMemphis (892 S Cooper), during which time they engage in snacks and drinks, fun planned activities, and discussion, all with peers who understand their experience.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do I/Does my youth need to do anything beforehand?

A: No. At the youth's first meeting, there will be a short intake form on which we ask for name and pronouns, emergency contact information, and the kinds of activities they would like to engage in.

Q: Who is in charge of the group?

A: This group is run by our Youth Services staff, as well as a highly vetted select group of advisors. These advisors have been though an application and interview process, volunteer and facilitator training, training on how to identify and prevent abuse, and an extensive background check. To see more about these advisors, visit our PRYSM web page under Programs/Services.

Q: Can parents stay during the group?

A: Unfortunately, no. Because this space is engineered to be as close to peer-led as it can be, parents are not allowed to stay for the meetings. However, parents and caregivers are encouraged to come slightly early (before youth are on site) to meet the advisors, staff members, and any presenters who might be speaking that day. If you'd like to arrange this, please contact [email protected]

Q: Can OUTMemphis pick my youth up or give them a ride home?

A: No. OUTMemphis Staff and Advisors work on a strict Youth Interaction Policy which prohibits giving rides to youth. We ask that you make sure to arrange rides to and from PRYSM beforehand.

Q: Who will be in the building during meetings?

A: During PRYSM meetings, there is always at least one Youth Services Staff member as well as two PRYSM Advisors. Other than that, the only people allowed in the building while the PRYSM youth occupy the space are any special presenters that may be there to give a presentation. No one else is allowed in the building during these times.

Q: Do I need to bring anything?

A: No. Everything needed for the meeting, including activities and food, will be provided. We do ask to know about any food allergies, diet restrictions, or other such knowledge beforehand so we can engineer the best experience possible for the youths.

Q: What should I expect at this meeting?

A: Most meetings have some sort of food (either a snack or a meal), an activity (such as arts and crafts, games, presentation etc), and discussion time.


If you would like more information, please email us at [email protected].

See you there!

Sun, November 24

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FU;BU (For Us; By Us)
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
FU;BU is a peer-led community social group for same-gender loving (SGL) men of color. The primary goal of FU;BU is to foster a safe, creative, and positive space for SGL men of color.

FU;BU aims to build positive relationships with self and community through great conversation, while providing a forum for community building and socializing.

For more information, email us at [email protected]

Mon, November 25

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free HIV Testing
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Knowing your status is the first step in reclaiming your sexual health, which is why OUTMemphis offers free HIV testing every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00p-9:00p, no appointment needed!

The test is free, quick, and confidential. The test takes around 20 minutes and includes a confidential sexual health counseling session with one of our highly trained testing staff.

For more information, please contact us via email at [email protected].
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perpetual Transition (PT)
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Perpetual Transition is our core Transgender Services peer-led community group, meeting continuously since 2005. PT is a safe and welcoming space for transgender folks of any flavor, identity, expression, or gender to meet and socialize with other like-minded individuals.

PT is open to anyone who identifies as transgender or is questioning, and is a safe and confidential space to ask questions, meet other people, and form bonds with the Memphis transgender community.

For more information, email us at [email protected].

Tue, November 26

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Volunteer Orientation
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
If you'd like to join our wonderful team of volunteers, visit www.outmemphis.org/volunteer/ to get started! This orientation is RSVP only, so please sign up before attending, as slots are limited.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tu Ppl: LGBTQIA+ Latinx
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Tu Ppl is a social support group for Latinx/Hispanic Memphians who also identify with the LGBTQIA+ community. Tu Ppl is a space for LGBTQIA+ Latinx people to come together and bond over the intersection of these two identities.

Tu Ppl es un grupo social y de apoyo para gente Latinx/Hispanx en Memphis que tabien es parte de la comunidad LGBTQIA+. Si no habla mucho ingles no se preocupe. Lxs facilidatorxs del grupo habla espanol!

For more information, email us at [email protected]

Para mas informacion, envíenos un correo electrónico a [email protected]

Wed, November 27

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free HIV Testing
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Knowing your status is the first step in reclaiming your sexual health, which is why OUTMemphis offers free HIV testing every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00p-9:00p, no appointment needed!

The test is free, quick, and confidential. The test takes around 20 minutes and includes a confidential sexual health counseling session with one of our highly trained testing staff.

For more information, please contact us via email at [email protected].
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bluff City Sports Association Meeting
OUTMemphis: The LGBTQ+ Community Center of the Mid-South, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
This is the monthly general meeting of Bluff City Sports Association, Memphis's premiere LGBTQ+ sports league. www.facebook.com/MemphisGaySports

Thu, November 28

All Day
OUTMemphis Closed for Holiday
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Thanksgiving Pot Luck
OUTMemphis: The LGBTQ+ Community Center of the Mid-South, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Join us on Thanksgiving Day for a meal with your LGBTQ+ Family!

OUTMemphis has a tradition of hosting a community pot luck on Thanksgiving Day, and this year is no different. Some members of our community may be estranged from family, socially isolated, or otherwise would not have a place to celebrate this holiday. Even if you are celebrating with loved ones, we encourage you to stop by for a bite and say hello. We invite you to join us for a meal and connection, and you might even make some new friends and family!

This is a pot luck, and as such we highly encourage you to bring a food item to share. However, no one will be turned away for lack of contribution.

OUTMemphis will be providing meat options, some beverages, and a few side items. If you would like to bring a food or drink item to share, we highly encourage you to.

See you there!

Fri, November 29

All Day
OUTMemphis Closed for Holiday
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GenQ
OUTMemphis: The LGBTQ+ Community Center of the Mid-South, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
GenQ is our group for LGBTQ and Allied folks ages 18-25. This group meets once per week, and is a safe, closed environment for connection, discussion, and most importantly fun!

Each week, this group meets at OUTMemphis (892 S Cooper), during which time they engage in snacks and drinks, fun planned activities, and discussion, all with peers who understand their experience.

This group is peer-led (like most groups at OUTMemphis), meaning that the facilitators of GenQ are also LGBTQ or Allied and 18-25.

This group, being a more mature age group than our other youth services, has a lot more freedom of activity, and will occasionally plan to do non-traditional things such as off-site meetings and activities. These will be discussed beforehand and approved by the group. This group also participates in our Life Hack program, a series of classes aimed at building skills and learning things necessary to being a productive member of society. This includes things like cooking classes, financial planning, anger management, interviewing skills, and many others.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do I need to do anything beforehand?

A: Nope! Just show up!

Q: Who is in charge of the group?

A: This group is run by our Youth Services staff, as well as a group of Facilitators. These are volunteers who have gone through a training process to learn how to effectively keep a group moving and fun.

Q: I'm 25. Am I allowed to come?

A: Yes! This group is for folks 18-25, meaning that you are allowed until your 26th birthday.

Q: I'm 17. Am I allowed to come?

A: Unfortunately, no. This group is 18-25. However, we invite you to join PRYSM, our youth group for 13-17 year-olds!

Q: Can OUTMemphis pick me up or give me a ride home?

A: No. OUTMemphis Staff work on a strict Youth Interaction Policy which prohibits giving rides to guests. We ask that you make sure to arrange rides to and from GenQ beforehand. However, Facilitators and other group members are not prohibited from providing rides to each other, but that is something that will have to be worked out on a case-by-case basis between group members.

Q: Who will be in the building during meetings?

A: While this group meets during our normal open hours, the meeting itself is closed to participants. There may be staff, volunteers, or other guests in the building, but they will not be allowed to enter the space where GenQ is meeting unless they fit the demographic.

Q: Do I need to bring anything?

A: No. Everything needed for the meeting, including activities and food, will be provided. We do ask to know about any food allergies, diet restrictions, or other such knowledge beforehand so we can engineer the best experience possible for the group members.

Q: What should I expect at this meeting?

A: Most meetings have some sort of food (either a snack or a meal), an activity (such as arts and crafts, games, presentation, etc), and discussion time.


If you would like more information, please email us at [email protected].

See you there!
 

Community Calendar

November 2019

Fri, November 22

Thirsty Thursday Drag Show Ends 1:30 am
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Karaoke @ Dru's
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Times may vary depending on other scheduled shows.

Sat, November 23

10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Drag Show @ Dru's
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Times may change due to other scheduled events.

Sun, November 24

1:30 am – 3:30 am
Words + Music
Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117, USA
This intimate concert features the Opera Memphis Handorf Company Artists, Jake Stamatis and Tahanee Aluwihare, and the IRIS Orchestra Fellows, Carrington Trueheart and Amara Dubois. Join us in the elegant Dixon Estate as they perform their favorite pieces for you.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at http://www.operamemphis.org or by calling the Opera Memphis Box Office at 901.257.3100.
8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Karaoke @ Dru's
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Times may vary because of other scheduled events.

Mon, November 25

8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Karaoke @ Dru's
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Times may vary due to other scheduled events.

Tue, November 26

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday Trivia w/ Danika D'Voe
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA

Wed, November 27

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday Soiree Drag Review
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
This new weekly event is a mid-week show that begins at 8:00p to allow those who are not weekend late-night warriors a chance to catch a great drag show.
10:30 pm
Karaoke @ Dru's
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Start time may be affected by other events.

Thu, November 28

Karaoke @ Dru's Ends 3:00 am
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Start time may be affected by other events.
10:30 pm
Thirsty Thursday Drag Show
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA

Fri, November 29

Thirsty Thursday Drag Show Ends 1:30 am
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Karaoke @ Dru's
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Times may vary depending on other scheduled shows.

Sat, November 30

3:00 am – 5:00 am
Big Top Tease with QCG
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Our monthly circus show that includes aerial, drag, burlesque, live vocal performances, and much more!
10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Drag Show @ Dru's
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Times may change due to other scheduled events.

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