Downtown Phoenix Youth Center

The Center is open Monday-Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Parsons Center for Health & Wellness, located at: 1101 N Central Ave. Suite 104 | Phoenix, AZ 85004one•n•ten staff are available Monday-Friday for resource hours by appointment. Youth who attend, staff, and volunteers all abide by our Safe Space Guidelines.

Healthcare Services at the Youth Center

Every Tuesday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Crews’n Healthmobile is parked at Parsons Center. This 38-foot Medical Mobile Unit is outfitted with three exam rooms and the latest technology offering comprehensive medical help.

Join Us for Queer* of Color Group

I can’t be there for other people unless I’m there for myself…By investing in yourself you’re also investing in your community. – Dior Vargas (queer Latina mental health advocate and activist)

 

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. – Audre Lorde (black feminist lesbian activist and icon)

 

When:  7PM – 8:30PM Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month

Where: Downtown Phoenix Location- Youth Center

Who Can Attend: LGBTQ+ Youth & Young Adults of Color between the ages of 14-24 years old. We also welcome allies of color into the space.

Group Intention: to create space for Queer youth and young adults of color to gather as a community to build, grow and thrive together. This group is a communal space to break bread, kiki with one another, and create a safe and celebratory community.

 

The one.n.ten Queer* of Color group is run by staff and volunteers of color who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* (e.g, transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, and other gender expansive identities), questioning, pansexual, two-spirit, asexual, and allies to the LGBTQ+ community who play an important role in youth engagement and programming.

 

What does Queer* of Color mean?

Queer* of Color is an umbrella term that describes a person who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* (e.g, transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, and other gender expansive identities), queer, questioning, pansexual, two-spirit, asexual and as a person of color who is of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and Pacific Islander descent.

We intend for this group to be a safe space for youth and young adults of color. Due to this, we ask that all youth and young adults who attend identify as a Queer* youth/young adult of color or as an ally of color.  

Many social factors have lead to the erasure of queer* of color culture and experience. The queer* of color group is a space where we embrace and celebrate queer and people of color voices in a safe and empowering environment. To do this, staff and volunteers create programs that center youth and young adult ideas. Potential programming activities include: poetry and art events, LGBTQ+ of color pride, dating/healthy relationships, spirituality, holistic wellness and other social and self-esteem building programs.


If you have any questions, need more information, or interested in facilitating a group activity, please email De’Shay Thomas, deshay@onenten.org.

Help an Arizona LGBTQ youth rise to their potential.