Community Activities and Events

Community Activities and Events

Affirmations’ Allan Gilmour and Eric Jergins Community Center is host to a number of events and activities -- all providing opportunities to learn, grow, socialize, and have fun.

Share Your ; (Semicolon)

XTLyouth Join us on April 29th, from 2 to 4 p.m. for a discussion about hope and love for those who struggle with mental illness. Project Semicolon, founded by Amy Bleuel in 2013, is a movement dedicated to those who are suffering from depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. Amy ended her life last month and we want to honor her by sharing our semicolon tattoo's, talking about mental illness, and providing ways to find support. **There will be mental health professionals onsite.

Recess Cafe Grand Opening

XTLyouthThe Recess Cafe is opening on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Join the youth of the XTL Youth Workforce Development Program for a grand opening celebration in our safe and LGBTQ friendly space where snacks, games, and free wi-fi are available.

Foster Care Clinic

XTLyouthAre you interested in becoming a foster parent for traumatized youth? We are hosting Methodist Children's Home Society Family Services' Foster Parent Clinic on Wednesday, May 17th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The clinic will feature an informational Q&A about fostering children impacted by childhood trauma. For questions, contact Heather Aymer at

Writing Workshop with LGBTQ Author, David Pratt

XTLyouthAre you a big fan of writing? Are you interested in sharpening your writing skills? LGBTQ Author, David Pratt will be stopping by on Saturday, May 20th, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. to read from his latest work latest novel, “Wallaconia,” and to facilitate a brief writer's workshop. Please bring a pen, paper, laptop or tablet to participate.
If you are interested in purchasing the novel, log in to, select Affirmations Lesbian Gay Community Center Inc. as your charity of choice and make your purchase. For more information on this event, please contact Heather Aymer at

Fall Fling 2017

XTLyouthJoin us at the center on October 7th, 2017, for a celebration that has been ten years in the making! Keep checking back from more information on this event.

Intern Spotlight

Meet Angela Simmons and Antonio Armstrong!

Partner Spotlight

Thank you to Affordable Flowers! Your support of Spring Bash '17 - Emerald City really made the event extra-special and for that, we are extremely grateful. Thank you for helping us to keep our doors open six days a week, 52-weeks a year!

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