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Holiday Party & Open House

Holiday Party & Open House

Holiday Party & Open House When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 5:00p-7:00p Where: Our new Administration & Donation Center located at 832 Virginia Run Cove (across the street from the Drive-In Movie Theatre on Summer) Join us Saturday at our brand new building...

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1 and was founded in 1988. According to WorldAIDSDay.org, a UK-based organization, "It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to...

TEP Dispatch (11/25)

TEP Dispatch (11/25)

The Tennessee Equality Project advocates for the equal rights of LGBTQ people in Tennessee.  They do this through legislative advocacy.  That means they lobby the Tennessee General Assembly and local governments around the state.  When there is an important federal...

Program Spotlight: Interns at OUTMemphis

Program Spotlight: Interns at OUTMemphis

  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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OUTMemphis Calendar

December 2019

Tue, December 10

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zentangle: Meditative Drawing for Seniors
Join OUTMemphis and Zentangle Instructor Nysha Nelson for this class series on Zentangle, a meditative drawing technique that produces beautiful works of art. This class is offered by the Senior Services Committee and is open to all LGBTQ+ and Allied persons 55+. This class is free to attend, and all supplies will be provided.
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.

Wed, December 11

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].
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meristem Women's Book Club
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA

The book for this meeting is TBD.
The Meristem Women's Book Club is named after the feminist/LGBTQ bookstore that existed down the street from OUTMemphis on Cooper between 1990-1998.  

Meristem cells are the point of new growth in some plants - similar to stem cells in humans.  Meristem is named after the bookstore to honor our past and to foster hope for our future.

Each month, Meristem reads and explores a different written work by women, LGBTQ, and feminist authors and to foster a community of support with like-minded women.  

Meristem is open to lesbian, bi/pansexual, trans, and allied women of all gender identities and expressions.  

For more information, email us

Thu, December 12

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Seeking Serenity
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Seeking Serenity is a peer-led community support group for LGBTQ friends and family of people in recovery for alcohol.

Seeking Serenity provides a weekly session for LGBTQ community members who support are associated with problem drinkers to convene for community, discussion, and social support from like-minded people in similar situations. While allies are welcome, Seeking Serenity is centered and gives precedent to the lives and experience of LGBTQ people.

For more information, email us at [email protected] or visit our website at OUTMemphis.org.

Fri, December 13

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, December 14

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Holiday Party & Open House
832 Virginia Run Cove
We are hosting a holiday party, and everyone is invited!

Head out to Summer Ave to check out our updated admin space and get to know our awesome staff and community members over spiked hot chocolate and queer gingerbread people cookies.

We will also be honoring a few volunteers who have made a tremendous difference this year. We hope you can join us for a celebratory drink and some holiday treats to honor a great year!

This event is free and all ages are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/568240750667189/

Sun, December 15

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TransParent
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
TransParent is a group for parents and caregivers of transgender individuals of any age. This group is meant to be a place for people in this situation to meet others facing similar issues, to learn and grow together, and to ask questions in a safe and affirming environment.

TransParent is facilitated by Dr. KT Hiestand, a certified and licensed psychologist. Please email Dr. Hiestand to RSVP for this group before attending.

To RSVP or for more information, send an email to Dr. Hiestand at [email protected]

Mon, December 16

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].
7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Trans ID Workshop
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
The Trans ID Workshop is designed to help transgender individuals navigate the legal documentation and processes of transitioning, including name change, gender markers, and other such paperwork. Where applicable, blank documents and applications will be provided as part of the workshop.

This workshop is open to any community members, so if you'd like to attend, please join us.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What does this workshop involve?

A: The Trans ID Workshop is designed to help transgender individuals navigate the legal documentation and processes of transitioning, including name change, gender markers, and other such paperwork. Where applicable, blank documents and applications will be provided as part of the workshop.

Q: Do I need to bring anything?

A: Nope! All materials necessary will be on hand.

Q: Do I need to RSVP to come to the Trans ID Workshop?

A: No. This workshop occurs on the first and third Monday of every month, and happens directly after those weekly meetings of Perpetual Transition, our core transgender services group. You may come to the workshop alone, but we also invite you to join us beforehand for PT.

Q: I'm not sure if I'm ready to transition, or I'm not sure what my transition will end up looking like. Can I still attend?

A: Of Course! This is merely an informative workshop, and attending certainly does not commit you to anything. However, should you decide it is something you want to move forward with, we have resources to assist.

Tue, December 17

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Senior Services Committee
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
This is the program committee for all Senior Services at OUTMemphis. If you would like to be involved, please email [email protected]

Wed, December 18

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 – 7:00 pm
Sexual Health Committee
OUTMemphis, 892 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
This committee is community run and helps to guide the Sexual Health programming at OUTMemphis. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Jessie Claudio, Health Services Manager at [email protected].
 

Community Calendar

December 2019

Tue, December 10

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

Wed, December 11

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, December 12

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.
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
A Night of Remembrance
Holy City Church Of God In Christ (3200 James Rd, Memphis, TN 38128, United States)
A Night of Remembrance - a vigil for Memphians who lost their lives to gun violence in 2019
We will share prayers, stories, and songs to honor those we miss. All are welcome!
Presented by Memphis Moms Demand Action for gun sense in America
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Christmas Carol
Theatre Memphis (630 Perkins Ext, Memphis, TN 38117, United States)
A Memphis Family Holiday Tradition for 42 Years. Miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge is approached by the ghostly vision of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him of an upcoming spiritual journey. An eye-opening exploration leads to happiness and enlightenment, not to mention song, dance, and holiday cheer.

Dec. 6 -29th.

For more info, visit: https://theatrememphis.org/a-christmas-carol-2019
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 12 Dates of Christmas
Circuit Playhouse Box Office (51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, United States)
One moment you're headed into the holidays with your cute dress, new bling, and an adorable fiancé. But when you catch him kissing another girl at the televised Thanksgiving Parade, things change. Watch Mary navigate life in the dating world where romance ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical. Will she be able to answer the question: What do the lonely do at Christmas? Or will she have us all thinking love stinks?

The 12 Dates of Christmas at the Memphian Room at Circuit Playhouse. For more info: http://playhouseonthesquare.org/the-12-dates-of-christmas.html
10:30 pm
Thirsty Thursday Drag Show
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA

Fri, December 13

All Day
Jennay's Feed the Families Food Drive 2019
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Thirsty Thursday Drag Show Ends 1:30 am
Dru's Bar, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Christmas Carol
Theatre Memphis (630 Perkins Ext, Memphis, TN 38117, United States)
A Memphis Family Holiday Tradition for 42 Years. Miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge is approached by the ghostly vision of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him of an upcoming spiritual journey. An eye-opening exploration leads to happiness and enlightenment, not to mention song, dance, and holiday cheer.

Dec. 6 -29th.

For more info, visit: https://theatrememphis.org/a-christmas-carol-2019
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Victorian Holiday at Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Dixon Gallery & Gardens (4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117, United States)
General Admission Tickets: $25 Join Opera Memphis for a fun-filled, interactive holiday experience! Walk through the beautiful Dixon estate and mingle with 19th-century characters as you learn Victorian Dances with Steven Prince Tate, watch world-class opera performances, laugh yourself to stitches with improv shows, sip delicious wassail, and feel like a kid again with our Victorian arts, crafts, & games! Did we mention we're bringing back the Christmas Ghost Stories tradition?? Dress up or dress down, but don't miss out on Memphis's fastest growing holiday tradition! Tickets and information can be found at www.operamemphis.org or 901.257.3100.
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
TIa Pancha, A Christmas Story
The Evergreen Theatre (1705 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, United States)
Tia Pancha, A Christmas Story is Cazateatro bilingual adaptation of the classic "A Christmas Carol" but with a Latin and female twist. Join us as we see how Tia Pancha learns the true meaning of the Christmas Spirit, as we share our Latin traditions, music and food! Reservations and information: 662- 812-7743 /901-846-5640 or visit Cazateatro.org
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 12 Dates of Christmas
Circuit Playhouse Box Office (51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, United States)
One moment you're headed into the holidays with your cute dress, new bling, and an adorable fiancé. But when you catch him kissing another girl at the televised Thanksgiving Parade, things change. Watch Mary navigate life in the dating world where romance ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical. Will she be able to answer the question: What do the lonely do at Christmas? Or will she have us all thinking love stinks?

The 12 Dates of Christmas at the Memphian Room at Circuit Playhouse. For more info: http://playhouseonthesquare.org/the-12-dates-of-christmas.html
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.

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