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one•n•ten Featured In Arizona Foothills

Phoenix Area LBGTQ nonprofit; one•n•ten by Lauren Topor ” Nearly two decades ago, one•n•ten began with a concerned group of LGBTQ members who were involved in the community but noticed a lack of positive opportunities for gay and lesbian youth ages 14 to 24 in the Valley. Soon after its development, the nonprofit began to serve the youth in need with constructive social …

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Prom Photo Blog!!!!!

On May 4th 2013, one•n•ten began a new annual tradition, hosting an LGBTQ prom. This prom was open to all youth throughout the valley, with over 120 youth in attendance. The evening was a smashing success including a volunteer-hosted a spa-morning to assist youth with hair and make-up, a full dinner before the dance, a double decker bus to drive youth …

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You Caught a Fairy! West Valley’s Crafts Night is Magical

By Avi Vieira Glendale Despite its use as a derogatory slang term for homosexuals, the term Fairy largely tends to conjure images of small, often winged magical beings that inspire mystical and enchanted childhood beliefs and memories. This week West Valley one•n•ten got a chance to create its own pixie magic in what seems to be its most popular crafts …

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Growing Strong: West Valley’s Spring Planting Night

By Avi Vieira Glendale Though temperatures are creeping into the triple digits here in the Valley Of The Sun, in other parts of the country May typically signifies the beginning of spring weather and activities. With spring comes a new beginning as flowers and trees burst into a virtual rainbow of blossoms of all shades. West Valley one•n•ten took the opportunity …

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Farewell Melissa!

On Thursday April 25th the youth and staff of one•n•ten Phoenix said goodbye to our beloved Master’s of Social Work intern Melissa Foushee-Keller with vegan cakes and many hugs. Melissa joined the one•n•ten staff at the beginning of the Fall 2012 semester as a part of her degree requirement from Arizona State University. Melissa has done extensive research throughout her academic year …

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Mapping Out Your Life: West Valley’s Hotspot Map Workshop

By Avi Vieira Glendale When you look back on your life, where are the important places that pop into your memory? Perhaps it was the first school you attended, or a close relative’s house. Maybe it was a favorite vacation, or a secret fort as a kid. West Valley one•n•ten had the opportunity to identify and share places and events …

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one•n•ten Athletes On Channel 12!

In response to the NBA’s Jason Collins’ public coming out, Channel 12 interviewed several one•n•ten athletes about their thoughts concerning this announcement. This announcement made Collins’ the first male professional athlete to publicly come out as gay while still actively playing in a major professional sports league. You can view the video of this interview below.

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Coming Out of the Past: West Valley’s Gay History/ Gay Pop Culture Night

By Avi Vieira Glendale With new faces joining West Valley one•n•ten, it was high time we tested the LGBT pop cultural and historical knowledge of our youth with a series of fun and challenging trivia questions spanning decades of LGBT related movies, television, music, and history with volunteers serving as judges and awarding points for correct answers, and occasionally providing …

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Queer Sketching: West Valley’s Gay Pictionary Night

By Avi Vieira Glendale With 90 seconds to sketch a randomly drawn person, place, or thing; West Valley one•n•ten youth competed in teams against each other with hilarious funny guessing and cheers at correct answers at some of the most basic and random of sketches of LGBT related subjects. It was Gay Pictionary Night in West Valley, and the teams …

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Adding a Dash of Fabulous: Cooking with Avi Night Returns

By Avi Vieira Glendale One thing that has always been popular at West Valley one•n•ten has been snacks. While our youth love and appreciate the usual snacks provided for them every group, they LOVE when they get an opportunity to create their own treats, and learn a recipe they can share with friends and family. West Valley’s very own Zinc Saucier …