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 9/30

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.

TUESDAY 10/1

Mid-South Pride Meeting

7:00p-8:00p:

Mid-South Pride’s monthly open meeting. Mid-South Pride is the power behind Memphis Pride Fest, a fabulous weekend of LGBTQ Pride Festivals, Parades, and events in September each year. For more information check out their website.

WEDNESDAY 10/2

Seniors OUT and About: Senior Safari

9:00a-2:00p:

Join OUTMemphis’s Senior Services group for the next Seniors OUT and About at Senior Safari!

Senior Safari is an annual day of fun put on by the Professional Network on Aging. This day at the zoo includes free parking, free entrance to the zoo, free exhibits, and tons of vendors and organizations to interact with. This event is for the senior citizens of Memphis, and OUTMemphis’s own Senior Services will be on site enjoying the festivities. Just look for us in the OUTMemphis t-shirts!

Seniors OUT and About is a program of the Senior Services committee here at OUTMemphis that works to find fun, engaging, and worthwhile opportunities for excursions for the LGBTQ 55+ population of Memphis. If this is you, then we encourage you to join us for this and future such events.

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.

STI Testing

6:00p-9:00p:

Starting on September 11th, CHOICES will begin sending staff members to OUTMemphis every Wednesday evening during our regularly scheduled HIV testing hours (6:00p-9:00p) to offer syphilisgonorrhea, and chlamydia tests, free of charge.

OUTMemphis is proud to collaborate with our partner organization CHOICES: Memphis Center for Reproductive Health. Thanks to a grant from Campaign for Southern EqualityOUTMemphis and CHOICES are able to come together for the first time to provide a pilot program that will allow more LGBTQ and Allied folks in the Mid-South to have access to free STI testing beyond HIV.

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.”

These two classes will be free, open to the public, and will require no equipment on the part of the participant. Instructor Caroline Schratz will be conducting these two initial sessions with the intent of it becoming a recurring event, provided there is enough community interest. We invite you to join us in this class series. All are welcome to participate.

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 10/3

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 10/4

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.

OUTFlix 2019

Schedule Varies:

OUTFlix Film Festival is the LGBTQ+ Film Festival of the Mid-South, and it starts SOON!

OUTFlix 2019 will run from Friday, October 4 to Thursday, October 10 at Studio on the Square in Midtown (2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104)

This series of films will be the 22nd annual LGBTQ+ Film Festival put on by OUTMemphis, and we’d love for you to be able to experience this intentional LGBTQ+ representation on the big screen.  Over 400 films were submitted this year, and our OUTFlix screening committee has watched and rated them all to make sure that only the best, most representative films make it to the public. 

This year, we will have a series of 19 films and shorts blocks over the course of the week available for viewing, including a Seniors shorts block, focused nights like Trans and Latinx, and a number of panels, discussion, and speakers. You won’t want to miss these chances.

Purchase tickets for individual showings or a Festival Pass for the whole week.

Visit the OUTFlix Website for a full list of films.

SATURDAY 10/5

OUTFlix 2019

Schedule Varies:

OUTFlix Film Festival is the LGBTQ+ Film Festival of the Mid-South, and it starts SOON!

OUTFlix 2019 will run from Friday, October 4 to Thursday, October 10 at Studio on the Square in Midtown (2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104)

This series of films will be the 22nd annual LGBTQ+ Film Festival put on by OUTMemphis, and we’d love for you to be able to experience this intentional LGBTQ+ representation on the big screen.  Over 400 films were submitted this year, and our OUTFlix screening committee has watched and rated them all to make sure that only the best, most representative films make it to the public. 

This year, we will have a series of 19 films and shorts blocks over the course of the week available for viewing, including a Seniors shorts block, focused nights like Trans and Latinx, and a number of panels, discussion, and speakers. You won’t want to miss these chances.

Purchase tickets for individual showings or a Festival Pass for the whole week.

Visit the OUTFlix Website for a full list of films.

SUNDAY 10/6

OUTFlix 2019

Schedule Varies:

OUTFlix Film Festival is the LGBTQ+ Film Festival of the Mid-South, and it starts SOON!

OUTFlix 2019 will run from Friday, October 4 to Thursday, October 10 at Studio on the Square in Midtown (2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104)

This series of films will be the 22nd annual LGBTQ+ Film Festival put on by OUTMemphis, and we’d love for you to be able to experience this intentional LGBTQ+ representation on the big screen.  Over 400 films were submitted this year, and our OUTFlix screening committee has watched and rated them all to make sure that only the best, most representative films make it to the public. 

This year, we will have a series of 19 films and shorts blocks over the course of the week available for viewing, including a Seniors shorts block, focused nights like Trans and Latinx, and a number of panels, discussion, and speakers. You won’t want to miss these chances.

Purchase tickets for individual showings or a Festival Pass for the whole week.

Visit the OUTFlix Website for a full list of films.

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 10/7

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 email Tasha Mack, Transgender Services Specialist.

OUTFlix 2019

Schedule Varies:

OUTFlix Film Festival is the LGBTQ+ Film Festival of the Mid-South, and it starts SOON!

OUTFlix 2019 will run from Friday, October 4 to Thursday, October 10 at Studio on the Square in Midtown (2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104)

This series of films will be the 22nd annual LGBTQ+ Film Festival put on by OUTMemphis, and we’d love for you to be able to experience this intentional LGBTQ+ representation on the big screen.  Over 400 films were submitted this year, and our OUTFlix screening committee has watched and rated them all to make sure that only the best, most representative films make it to the public. 

This year, we will have a series of 19 films and shorts blocks over the course of the week available for viewing, including a Seniors shorts block, focused nights like Trans and Latinx, and a number of panels, discussion, and speakers. You won’t want to miss these chances.

Purchase tickets for individual showings or a Festival Pass for the whole week.

Visit the OUTFlix Website for a full list of films.

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