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It’s YO Prom: Be Fabulous!  May 24, 7:00 – 11:00 at Toy Boat Community Art Space for LGBTQ youth 14 – 23 and their straight youth allies.  Join YO, Food Experience and DJ Abu Disarray for a night you won’t soon forget!  Click to see the flyer or to visit us on Facebook.

 THE DANCE Photo Gallery – Brigid Burns Photography.

You can make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth in WNC.  To make a tax-deductible donation please contact us at info@youthoutright.org or 828.772.1912, or you can donate on-line.  You can also print the donation form and mail.

By Youth OUTright WNC, Inc

Meeting Schedule:

 Sunday youth meetings are 4:00 – 6:00 at First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC), 20 Oak Street in downtown Asheville, unless otherwise indicated.

Express YO-Self!  YO’s monthly expressive arts program is happening WEEKLY in 2014! From 5-6:30 pm at our regular space in FCUCC at 20 Oak street, YO will host local teachers and artists to instruct us in all the creative arts Asheville has to offer!  Each month will feature a theme–Poetry, Dance, Comedy, Circus Arts, etc.–and each week of that month will feature a different workshop or activity on that theme.  

Monthly youth meetings in Hendersonville have been cancelled until further notice.  The LGBT film series will be incorporated into the weekly Asheville meetings.  

Click Youth for more information about our meetings and for directions to FCUCC or call Al Murray, Youth Programs Coordinator at 828.785.3621.

  

April 2014

Thursday 4/3:
Express YO-Self–Story Corps!  YO is beginning a project which will eventually lead to a variety of performances–all based on true life stories!  April Express YO-Self will consist of storytelling sessions where participants can interview or be interviewed (or just witness the process).

Sunday  4/6:
Fair Housing–ABCRC will come talk to YO about the Fair Housing Act and how to identify and respond to discrimination–even if you do not feel you are a ‘protected’ class under law.

Thursday 4/10: 
Express YO-Self–Story Corps!  YO is beginning a project which will eventually lead to a variety of performances–all based on true life stories!  April Express YO-Self will consist of storytelling sessions where participants can interview or be interviewed (or just witness the process).

Sunday 4/13:
Let’s talk about Prom!  We’re entering prom season, so we’re going to talk about issues around proms, safety tips, and update you on ‘It’s YO Prom: Be Fabulous!’

Thursday 4/17:
Express YO-Self–Story Corps!  YO is beginning a project which will eventually lead to a variety of performances–all based on true life stories!  April Express YO-Self will consist of storytelling sessions where participants can interview or be interviewed (or just witness the process).

Sunday 4/20:
One of YO’s fave performers–Andi Espenshade–will talk about performing gender–through an exciting session on body language, posture and movement

Thursday 4/24:
Express YO-Self–Story Corps!  YO is beginning a project which will eventually lead to a variety of performances–all based on true life stories!  April Express YO-Self will consist of storytelling sessions where participants can interview or be interviewed (or just witness the process).

Sunday  4/27:
Movie night–Stonewall Uprising–Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, Stonewall Uprising recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant. At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history. (Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum

 

 

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May 2014


Sunday 5/4:
Take Care of YO-Self! Facilitators and a special guest will guide youth through self-care practices with a little spa-day and make-up thrown in!

Sunday 5/11: 
Planned Parenthood’s Nina Rajagopalan returns with info on how to be an ask-able peer when it comes to dating, relationships, body image and self-esteem.  It’s a great day to learn more about being an ally!

Sunday 5/18: 
It’s YO Prom Raffle drawing!  Today, we’ll draw the winning tickets for the prom raffle and create the announcement video to post online.

Sunday 5/25: 
Ezra Pound will present his ’1 in 6′ program on how sexual violence affects male-identified populations.  Youth will be encouraged to talk about how gender and sex-stereotypes affect how people are able/unable to talk about this subject.

Thursday 5/29:
Facilitators: Al
YO Open mic!  Calling all performers:  Take the stage (or a chair in the audience) for YO’s first community open mic.  Location TBA.
By Youth OUTright WNC, Inc