Calendar

May
25
Fri
Delta Trans Masculine
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Weekly social and supportive group for masculine transgender individuals.

For more information, email Kayla Gore, Transgender Services Specialist at OUTMemphis.

Gen Q
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OUTMemphis’s social group for 18-25 year olds. Looking for something to do on Friday nights that isn’t a bar or club? Come hang out, bring your friends (and your appetite), and meet new people in your community. Free food and adventure! 🙂

Look us up on Facebook for more details: https://www.facebook.com/genqoutmemphis/ or contact Stephanie Reyes, Youth Services Manager at OUTMemphis.

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
NO PRYSM
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PRYSM will not be meeting this weekend in honor of Memorial Day.

PRYSM
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PRYSM is a safe space where 13-17 year old LGBTQ teens and straight allies can come together and do a variety of activities. Most high schools in Memphis do not have Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs). PRYSM is a fun place to make connections with other schools and peers. The group is held at OUTMemphis in Cooper Young and meets every Saturday from 4-6pm.

Feel free to stop by the center to hear more
information, or contact Stephanie Reyes at sreyes@mglcc.org

If you know anyone who might be interested, please don’t hesitate to pass the information along!

Parents are invited to drop off and pick up their teens and are welcome to wait outside of the group meeting space.

This is a teen only group.

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

May
27
Sun
Emerald Theatre Company Presents: ​inclusIVitY – the Ivy Bottini Story
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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

[cancelled] FU;BU (For Us ; By Us)
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

FU;BU is meeting at the retreat. Sunday meetings will resume next week on 6/3.
Social group for Same-gender loving men of color. Interesting conversation and fun activities are regular functions of this vital group.