Here is a breakdown of what’s happening at the center this week.

If you’d like to stay current on the goings-on at OUTMemphis, sign up for our Weekly What’s Happening Newsletter and check out our Calendars for a schedule of upcoming events.

MONDAY 11/4

HIV Testing

6:00p-9:00p:

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 visit our website, Facebook event page, or email us.

Perpetual Transition

6:00p-8:00p:

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 or visit the Facebook event page.

Trans ID Workshop

7:45p-8:45p:

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. See the web page for Frequently Asked Questions.

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

TUESDAY 11/5

Love Sessions

7:00p-8:00p:

Love sessions are conversations – not lectures – about how to provide yourself with some TLC and make sure you are at your best to be a good partner for your next or current relationship.

These sessions are built to open the door to conversations that go untouched. Love Sessions are put on in partnership with the Family Safety Center, The Haven, The Junior League of Memphis, and OUTMemphis. This event will be held at The Junior League of Memphis.

 

WEDNESDAY 11/6

HIV Testing

6:00p-9:00p:

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 visit our website, Facebook event page, or email us.

PRIDE Yoga with The Phoenix Project

6:00p-7:30p:

This trauma-informed therapeutic yoga class series is being offered free of charge to the LGBTQ+ community of the Mid-South by The Phoenix Project. This initiative aims to help heal trauma beyond talk-therapy.

From their website: “The Phoenix Project is an initiative to provide free trauma-informed yoga services to the Memphis community. We were founded in 2019 by Caroline Schratz, a local mental health therapist and yoga teacher. Her dream to help at risk populations in her hometown became a reality when she started fundraising to start a women’s therapeutic yoga group. The overwhelming support she received from the community led Caroline to realize there was a need to expand her services to reach even more people. Thus, The Phoenix Project was born. Through trauma-informed yoga, we can help bring healing to our city and hope to our neighbors.”

Sexual Health Committee

6:00p-7:00p:

This peer-led committee meets twice-monthly to decide Sexual Health Services decisions, create and plan events, and to curate the Sexual Health programs at OUTMemphis to fit the needs of the community.

This committee meeting is closed to members only, but if you are interested in joining this committee, send an email to Martavius Hampton, Senior Director of Health and Evaluation.

THURSDAY 11/7

Tai Chi for Health

11:00a-12:00p:

This limited class series is being presented by the Senior Services Committee of OUTMemphis and is open to any who are 55 years of age or more and are LGBTQ+ or Allied.

Tai Chi is a wonderful exercise and movement-based activity for those who have mobility or other physical restrictions. This low-impact activity is perfect for circulation, stretching, joint maintenance, and staying active.

This class is being taught by Maxine Strawder, a licensed Tai Chi instructor. However, she has requested that each class will only meet if at least four people sign up. Therefore, we ask that you please RSVP using the form below. You will be notified if a class you have signed up for does not meet capacity requirements, and the class will be cancelled.

The link to RSVP is HERE.

Seeking Serenity

5:30p-6:30p:

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.

Join us for this weekly, confidential group. For more information, check out our website, Facebook event page, or email us.

FRIDAY 11/8

Delta Trans Masculine

5:30p-6:30p:

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, visit our website, email us, or visit the Facebook event page.

GenQ

7:00p-9:00p:

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.

To see Frequently Asked Questions about GenQ, click here.

For more information, visit our website, Facebook event page, or email us.

SATURDAY 11/9

PRYSM

4:00p-6:00p:

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. Check out the web page for Frequently Asked Questions.

For more information, email us or check out the Facebook event page.

SUNDAY 11/10

SAGE Table Pot Luck Brunch

12:30p-2:30p:

This event is part of a nationwide initiative by SAGE USA to create meaningful and long-lasting intergenerational connections within the LGBTQ+ Community. SAGE USA is an organization that recognizes that loneliness, isolation, and other forms of solitude are issues that many people in the LGBTQ+ community face, especially seniors. Their mission is to encourage events such as this across the country to bring together LGBTQ+ folks of all ages and walks of life over food and conversation.

The Senior Services Committee of OUTMemphis is hosting this potluck brunch in lieu of their November Seniors OUT For Coffee event in an effort to bring together an intergenerational group of LGBTQ+ folks. The hope is that people from all parts of the community will be able to come together over food and connect to create long-lasting connections that continue far after the brunch is over.

We invite community members of all ages to join us at this event. This is a potluck event, so please bring a food item of some sort if able. All ages are welcome, but any youth under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a guardian.

FU;BU (For Us; By Us)

4:00p-6:00p:

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, visit our web page, Facebook event page, or email us.

MONDAY 11/11

Colorcopia: Art Class for Seniors

11:00a-12:00p:

Colorcopia is an art class put on by artists from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens for LGBTQ folks ages 55+. Participants will learn how to recreate a piece of art in the Dixon’s collection, gaining new artistic skills in the process. 

For more information, contact us via email or check out the Facebook event page.

HIV Testing

6:00p-9:00p:

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 visit our website, Facebook event page, or email us.

Perpetual Transition

6:00p-8:00p:

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 or visit the Facebook event page.

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