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Transgender Awareness Week 2017

November 10, 2017 - articles

OUTMemphis Commemorates 2017 Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance Memphis, TN, November, 7, 2017: The observance of Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) will be held November 14-20 hosted by OUTMemphis. Transgender Day of Remembrance honors transgender and gender nonconforming…

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Transgender Awareness Week: November 14-19

November 9, 2017 - articles

[Rita Hester (above) was murdered because she was a transgender person. Gwendolyn Ann Smith launched the Transgender Day of Remembrance to recognize Hester and other victims of violence against transgender persons.]    TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE NOVEMBER 20, 2017   Transgender Day of Remembrance, which…

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OUTMemphis Hits Campaign Milestone – Raises Funds Needed to Build LGBTQ Youth Emergency Shelter

October 2, 2017 - articles

Plough Foundation Responds to LGBTQ Youth Housing Need with $125,000 Grant Memphis, TN, October 2, 2017: OUTMemphis is pleased to announce it has successfully secured the funds needed to construct the Youth Emergency Shelter, the cornerstone of its Metamorphosis Project. The construction goal was met…

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OUTMemphis Announces Grant for Metamorphosis Project

September 28, 2017 - articles

OUTMemphis Responds to LGBTQ Youth Homeless with Emergency Shelter Project Assisi Foundation to Match Up to $125,000 for the Metamorphosis Project Youth Services Center Memphis, TN, September 28, 2017: OUTMemphis is proud to announce a partnership with The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. to build an emergency…

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Brian Pera: the Outflix Festival

August 30, 2017 - articles

by Will Batts, President of OUTMemphis   What motivated you to create this festival? Memphis didn’t have the kind of festival I wanted to see, and I wanted to get more involved in things, so I started talking with the Center, which was located on…

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Outflix Film Festival: Celebrating 20 Years!

August 28, 2017 - articles

by Will Batts, President of OUTMemphis    The annual Outflix Film Festival is a program of OUTMemphis: The LGBTQ Center for the Mid-South. OUTMemphis believes that it is vital for us to see images of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people that are not…

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An Update on the OUTMemphis Homeless Youth Project

November 14, 2016 - articles

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer When Stephanie Reyes began working at OUTMemphis (formerly the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center) to address the homeless LGBT youth problem, her project didn’t require much more than a description. But as it grew and began to take shape, she…

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