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LGBTQ Seniors Celebration Month Spotlight: George Takei

LGBTQ Seniors Celebration Month Spotlight: George Takei

  At OUTMemphis, we are honoring LGBTQ Seniors Celebration Month with an acknowledgement of the LGBTQ elders who have pushed to make America a place where LGBTQ people have equal rights and are safe, respected, and celebrated.   Every week we will be...

Outflix Summer Series Starts May 30th!

Outflix Summer Series Starts May 30th!

  The Outflix Summer Series starts May 30! We're showing crowd favorites from past Outflix Festivals, so don't miss your chance to see these rainbow classics again on the big screen. All films will be shown at Malco Studio on the Square at 7:00p. All of...

BSCA Golf Announcement and Sunday Cookout

BSCA Golf Announcement and Sunday Cookout

  Bluff City Sports Association is interested in starting an LGBT golf league. If you are interested in playing a few rounds with us, click here and let us know. Bluff City Sports Association is cooking out this Sunday!   Burgers,...

LGBTQ Seniors Celebration Month: Coming Up This Week

LGBTQ Seniors Celebration Month: Coming Up This Week

May is LGBT Seniors Celebration Month, and we are planning a series of events with a little something for everyone. Check out our full schedule of events here. Whether you enjoy fine art, are trying to stay fit and flexible, want to keep active and on the...

Meristem Summer Reading Schedule

Meristem Summer Reading Schedule

Meristem Book Club is a monthly book club where LBTQ and Allied women read and discuss books by women and LBTQ authors.   The Summer Reading List is up! Join us and discuss the autobiography of Coretta Scott King, the New York Times Best Seller by Meg...

Pose: Watch Party at OUTMemphis (6/3)

Pose: Watch Party at OUTMemphis (6/3)

Need a good wind-down activity on Sunday evening? Join us at OUTMemphis for a screening of Pose, a TV series about ball culture and gay life in New York City in the late 1980s. Light refreshments will be provided. To learn more about Pose click...

OUTMemphis Welcomes Becky Hall

OUTMemphis Welcomes Becky Hall

  OUTMemphis is pleased to welcome Becky Hall to the staff team as Business Manager.   Becky has come to the non-profit world after 28 years in medical accounting, practice management, and business management. Read more about Becky Hall here.   Ms. Hall...

Upcoming Events

OUTMemphis Calendar

May
20
Sun
TransParent
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

TransParent is a social supportive group for parents of transgender and gender-exploring kids and teens. For more information contact KT Hiestand (kthiestand@yahoo.com).

Please do not drop by the group without contacting KT first.

FU;BU (For Us ; By Us)
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Social group for Same-gender loving men of color. Interesting conversation and fun activities are regular functions of this vital group.

May
21
Mon
Free HIV Testing
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Monday night at OUTMemphis from 6:00 – 9:00 pm HIV testers and counselors are on hand to give free, rapid HIV tests. Each test takes 20 minutes, consists of a painless oral swab (no blood!), and comes with a short HIV prevention counseling session. Trained professionals are also on hand to answer related sexual health questions.

For more information, please contact our HIV Services Manager at 901-278-6422 or mhampton@outmemphis.org

Perpetual Transition
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Perpetual Transition, which has been meeting since 2005, is a transgender support and social group for people in the Memphis metropolitan area. The group has expanded to meet the growing needs of our community and meets every Monday night from 6:00p – 7:30 pm at OUTMemphis. Perpetual Transition is safe, confidential, and open to transgender people of any variety.

May
22
Tue
Tai Chi for LGBTQ Seniors
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tai Chi for Health Classes for LGBTQ Seniors, First Class, Tuesday, May 22nd, 11:00a-12:00p, OUTMemphis:We are kicking off a summer series for health with Tai Chi. Tai Chi is low impact exercise perfect for maintaining and increasing flexibility. Maxine Strawder, a certified Tai Chi for Health instructor, will kick off the series on Tuesday, May 22nd. Classes will continue, so check out our facebook event or email us for additional days and times.

Community Calendar

May
20
Sun
Cookout at the Pumping Station
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Click here for more info: http://focusmidsouth.com/event/cookout-at-the-pumping-station-2/

May
25
Fri
MAGY – Memphis Area Gay Youth
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MAGY strives to be a place of belonging and connection for youth ages 13-20 looking for a welcoming and safe environment where they can be themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight. We believe this sense of place and diversity empowers youth to know they are valued.

MAGY advisors are committed to being positive roles models who offer consistent leadership mentorship, structure, education, and resources. This commitment is designed to offer MAGY youth and their peers the life skills that create a roadmap to individual success.

magyinfo@gmail.com

Emerald Theatre Company Presents: ​inclusIVitY – the Ivy Bottini Story
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Emerald Theatre Company in residency at THEATREWORKS
2085 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
 Media Contact: Hal Harmon  hharmon299@aol.com
etcmemphistheater.com

May 25, 26, 27, & June 1, 2, 3, 2018
Friday’s and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
$15.00 General Admission ALL TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR

Emerald Theatre Company proudly resents the regional premiere of

inclusIVitY – the Ivy Bottini Story

Written in rhyme as a series of poems and songs, this play is a tribute to Ivy Bottini.

Ivy Bottini is a legendary activist.  For 16 years, she was married, worked as an artist at Newsday and raised two daughters.  She co-founded the New York City Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) with Betty Friedan, but Ivy was expelled from the organization when she came out as a lesbian.  Ivy moved to LA, wrote and toured the country in a one-woman show, fought against Proposition 6 (An initiative designed to remove gay teachers from the classroom) and Proposition 64 (An initiative to create a registry of HIV+ people, possibly quarantining them).  Ivy hosted “It’s a Gay Life” on public radio.  She fought for AIDS awareness and was an amazing human rights proponent.  She is full of sass, spunk, humor and blazing honesty.

Written by Alvin Schnupp and directed by Den-Nickolas Schaffer Smith

CAST

Emily Binford            as   Ivy’s Mother, Betty Friedan, Ensemble
Kayleigh Bondor       as   Myrtle, Rosie Robinson, Laura, Helen, Ensemble    
Jess Brookes              as   Ivy Bottini
Clare Edgar                as   Nancy, Robin Tyler, Ensemble
Sam Eldred                as   Ivy’s Father, Marty, Dr. Gottlieb, Ensemble
Juliet Mace                as   Dor, Mary Carol, Ensemble
V. Adrian Mehr         as   Phil 2, Psychiatrist, Drag Queen, John Briggs, Ensemble
Jessie Hinch Miller   as   Edna, Lisa, Dottie, Anita Bryant, Ensemble
Billy Rayburn             as   Phil 1, Eddie, Lyndon LaRouche, Ensemble

Seriously Sober AA
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Seriously Sober AA – an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous with special outreach to the LGBTQI community. Every Friday at 8pm at Holy Trinity Church, 685 S Highland.

May
26
Sat
Emerald Theatre Company Presents: ​inclusIVitY – the Ivy Bottini Story
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Emerald Theatre Company in residency at THEATREWORKS
2085 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
 Media Contact: Hal Harmon  hharmon299@aol.com
etcmemphistheater.com

May 25, 26, 27, & June 1, 2, 3, 2018
Friday’s and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
$15.00 General Admission ALL TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR

Emerald Theatre Company proudly resents the regional premiere of

inclusIVitY – the Ivy Bottini Story

Written in rhyme as a series of poems and songs, this play is a tribute to Ivy Bottini.

Ivy Bottini is a legendary activist.  For 16 years, she was married, worked as an artist at Newsday and raised two daughters.  She co-founded the New York City Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) with Betty Friedan, but Ivy was expelled from the organization when she came out as a lesbian.  Ivy moved to LA, wrote and toured the country in a one-woman show, fought against Proposition 6 (An initiative designed to remove gay teachers from the classroom) and Proposition 64 (An initiative to create a registry of HIV+ people, possibly quarantining them).  Ivy hosted “It’s a Gay Life” on public radio.  She fought for AIDS awareness and was an amazing human rights proponent.  She is full of sass, spunk, humor and blazing honesty.

Written by Alvin Schnupp and directed by Den-Nickolas Schaffer Smith

CAST

Emily Binford            as   Ivy’s Mother, Betty Friedan, Ensemble
Kayleigh Bondor       as   Myrtle, Rosie Robinson, Laura, Helen, Ensemble    
Jess Brookes              as   Ivy Bottini
Clare Edgar                as   Nancy, Robin Tyler, Ensemble
Sam Eldred                as   Ivy’s Father, Marty, Dr. Gottlieb, Ensemble
Juliet Mace                as   Dor, Mary Carol, Ensemble
V. Adrian Mehr         as   Phil 2, Psychiatrist, Drag Queen, John Briggs, Ensemble
Jessie Hinch Miller   as   Edna, Lisa, Dottie, Anita Bryant, Ensemble
Billy Rayburn             as   Phil 1, Eddie, Lyndon LaRouche, Ensemble

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