West Valley Moves to New Home, Recognizes Personal LGBT Heroes

By Avi Vieira

First a new night, and now a home at  8607 N 59th Ave Suite#3A in Glendale, one•n•ten West Valley kicked off its own housewarming and new beginning with a quick reflection on the fact that one•n•ten  is now in its 20th year serving LGBTQ youth in the valley. The evening was hosted by one•n•ten’s Admiral Kado Stewart with a smaller group of youth this week due to still adjusting to the new night and location.  The group was initially asked to identify some famous LGBTs who made history in one way or another and identified Harvey Milk, Ru Paul, Oscar Wilde, Sally Ride, Calamity Jane, Alan Turning, and Ellen DeGeneres.

The evening then progressed with info shared of the LGBT History Month Q Network Contest where youth have the opportunity to write an essay or make an artistic piece of inspiring heroes and local history makers in the LGBT movement. The group was given time to recognize their own influences and inspirations in the community, school, or life in general with the rest of the group which allowed for everyone to discover a little more about the community around them as well as the other youth and their inspiration in the LGBT community locally, nationally, and globally.