Notable Events

    • OneNTen's Litchfield Park Satellite Group.  OneNTen is an Arizona nonprofit providing a variety of support services to LGBTQI/ally youth ages 14+.  As of last fall, they finally have a West Valley presence!  A satellite group now meets weekly at St. Peter's Montessori School (400 S. Old Litchfield Road, Building C, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening.  Activities vary from crafts, games, movies, educational/life skills workshops and holiday parties.  It is a safe and supportive space for LGBTQI and ally youth.  There is no cost to attend/participate.  More information about specific weekly programming is available at the following website under the "Litchfield Park" group heading: https://onenten.org/satellite-locations/.  
    • PFLAG Meetings in the Goodyear/Litchfield Park/Avondale area.  PFLAG is an international nonprofit that since 1973 has brought together parents, friends and allies with people who are LGBTQI for the purpose of support and education.  There has long been a big PFLAG presence in Arizona, but there have never been meetings in the West Valley...until now.  A new group has recently formed and will meet on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. (i.e., March 9th, April 13th, May 11, June 8th, etc.).  Meetings are open to adults and high school students.  The meetings begin with a guest speaker, then the second half is a support group format for people to share challenges they are facing (e.g., supporting a child who has come out, lack of family support, etc.).  Monthly meetings are at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in the parish hall (400 S. Old Litchfield Road, Celebration Hall, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340).  More information is available at: https://pflagphoenix.org/support-meetings/.  The West Valley group's Facebook page is @GoodyearLitchfieldParkAvondalePFLAG.  
       
  • Day of Silence: April 24th

    Silence can create change!


    That’s why every year hundreds of thousands of students across the world take a vow of silence on a Friday in April. This quiet but powerful, student-led action raises awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination.

    Anyone can organize a Day of Silence activity or event, and it can be a powerful way to band together and take a stand. Learn more about how to register, organize, what your rights are, and what to do if those rights aren’t being respected.

    Strength in numbers. Solidarity in silence.

     

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