Olympia Men's Project

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

September events

Hello OMP!

Here is an update on September Events

Sept. 8th Core group meeting 6-8pm at the office.
Sept. 9th Flier Making Party 3-7pm at the office.
Sept. 14th Cook Out! Call or e-mail for more info.
Sept. 17th A Big-Gay Car wash 11-5pm at the office.
Sept. 19th OMP! Session/Sex Talk 7-9pm at the office.
Sept. 22nd Core group meeting 6-8pm at the office.
Sept. 25th 15th Annual AIDS Walk www.ucan-wa.org for more details.
And don't forget that we have office hours every Monday and Friday from 3-7pm. So stop by and make buttons, play a game, get tested or just talk to the J squad about the weather.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

movie night


We are having a movie night this Thursday!! After talking things over at the last core group meeting, we decided to move our monthly movie nights to the 1st Thursday of the month. We are now holding movie nights in our office. This Thursday we will be watching a A Dirty Shame, the new John Waters film. In the film head injuries turn people into sex fiends!!! Plus, we will try our hardest to get the unrated version.
We will start watching the film around 6:00 and provide popcorn and hot chocolate!!!

OMP! is located in UCAN- 147 Rogers St. For more info, call 352-2375 or reply to this e-mail.



We thought some of you might be interested in this.

The HEAR ME Project, in conjunction with Think MTV, presents the POSITIVELY NEGATIVE HIV/AIDS Story-Writing Competition for Youth-At-Risk. The winner gets $500 and their story gets adapted into an HIV prevention education film to be distributed nationwide to organizations like yours. For more details visit www.hearmeproject.org.
The entry form is attached and is also available on the contest website, and can be reproduced and distributed as needed. For more information call Tyree Oredein, MPH at 212-941-2309 or email tyree@selectmedia.org.

www.cdcnpin.org for HIV, STD, TB prevention resources available to you at no cost. At www.cdcnpin.org you can search for funding opportunities, free prevention materials, get the latest prevention news and learn about current events in the field of HIV, STD and TB prevention.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Queer Skating

Queer Skating!!!!

Its happening again!!!! Stonewall Youth and OMP! are bringing community another evening of good olde queer fun! This Monday, August 29Th, is the next queer skating night!!! We will be skating from 7-9pm at Skateland. For your lessening pleasure, Free Radio Olympia's DJ Sweet Valley High will be spinning!!! This is a pay what you can event. Every one welcome.
Skateland is located on Southbay RD. and 12Th Ave. If you need directions, we suggest using http://www.mapquest.com/.

For more info, call 352-2375 or reply to this e-mail.

Also, keep in mind...
Core group meetings are still the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at the office from 6-8ish.
Office hours are every Monday and Friday evening from 3-7pm, stop bye and say hello, chat with the coordinators, get an HIV test. Ya know, all the good stuff.

update from core group


Howdy. Here is partial calendar we made up at the core group meeting last night.

September 1st, Thursday- Movie Night. We are going to watch A Dirty Shame, the new film from John Waters!!! Call for location.

September 5th, Monday- Flier making party!! We will be meeting in our office during normal office hours to hang out and work on OMP publicity as a group!!

September 8th, Thursday- Core group! same story as always. Hang out with awesome guys and plan the direction of OMP! 6-8 at UCAN.

September 10th, Saturday- David's Garage Sell. Not an OMP event, but something you should still know about.

September 15th, Thursday- GVHP's Gender Smash!! 8-12 at Manium.

September 18th, Saturday- We did this last year and it raised a lot of money and awareness of OMP and it was fun! 11-5 in the UCAN parking lot.

September 21st, Wednesday- Capital City Pride Meeting

September 22nd, Thursday- Core Group

September 29th, Thursday- Gay Skating (probably, we haven't booked it)

Other events we discussed planning were.

Same Sex Swing Dancing
Trying to rent out the Mark
Having a trip to village.
guerilla Bar take over
Vanity Workshop
Health and Wellness Workshop

We also discussed doing theme outreach at local gay bars. We would all meet and get dressed up together and then head out to get information about OMP and safer sex out into the community.
Ideas were.

farm boys
butt rockers
80's bands

Let us know what you think would be the best theme for bar outreach next month.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Forum in

Hi All-

We wanted to pass along the information to you all about an upcoming forum being held in Tacoma on Wednesday evening. John will be attending, so if you want directions or want to ride together, please give us a call or respond to this e-mail with further questions.

On Wednesday, August 24, Tacoma PFLAG and Tacoma Human Rights Commissionwill sponsor a Community Forum on the topic "Responding to the Needs of GLBTYouth within the Community", featuring Dr. W. Bernard Lukenbill, professorat the University of Texas in the School of Information. The forum beginsat 6 pm in the Olympic Room of the Tacoma Public Library, downtown mainbranch. This is a free forum, open to all.In this open community forum, Dr. Lukenbill will talk about how civicorganizations and the individual community member can embrace the youth insociety and help them feel accepted, rather than shunned, especially aroundthe issue of sexual orientation.
We also want to see all of you at this Thursdays core group meeting, from 6-8is at the office. Hope to see you all very soon!

The J Squad

Friday, August 19, 2005


Hey OMP,
We didn't end up having our monthly movie night this month due to Gender Smash at Off the Chain. We were invited to attend a Outdoor Movie Night at Dalyas, Stonewall's Executive Directors, House. Here is the directions and times for you to be there. It should be lots of fun since the movie is being shown on a large screen in her backyard.

I'm hosting an outdoor movie in my backyard this Friday night, the 19th, from 10pm to midnight. We'll be watching Over The Edge, a cult classic from 1979 with a very young Matt Dillon....it's a rebel youth story that takes place in midwest suburbia. Basically the kids there are completely bored and partying because there's nothing else there for them to do. When the adults close down their recreation center and want to build some big business.......the youth fight back! I think it's based on a true story. it's sort of violent and there's a lot of drug use, but it's a classic and totally inspirational.I live on 1515 5th Ave. SW.......it's on the westside, on 5th between Thomas and Decatur. Bring blankets and snacks......I'll make popcorn........and if you're not a stonewall youth or OMP! member, please donate $1-5. thanks.

If you have any questions, respond to this e-mail or give us a call at 352-2375 or stop by for office hours, 3-7pm tomorrow!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Workshops at Health Department

Hello Core Group,

This is a reminder about the Workshops this Thursday on transgender needs and STI’s. It would be really great if some members of the core group could attend this training. These workshops will be held from 1-5 this Thursday, August 18th at the Thurston County Health Department. If you are interested in attending or want any more information please call John or Joseph at 352-2375.

Erick Janson, MPH, the education coordinator at Verbena will be conducting a workshop on transgender needs with an emphasis on trans risks for STI’s and sexual health issues. Verbena’s mission is to build vibrant communities for lesbians, bisexual & queer women, and transgender individuals through health advocacy, education, support & access to care.

Bonnie Nickel, with the infectious disease and reproductive health office of the Department of Public Health will present on updates in knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases as well as a general STI overview. with the assumption that those in attendance will have a general STI knowledge. This will serve as an STI 202 to supplement the general STI knowledge many of us already have.

Our Community Advisory Board meeting is this Friday from 5:30 to 7:30. It would also be great if some people from the core group could attend this meeting. Once again, let us know if you are interested.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Lake Cushman

This is a reminder about the Lake Cushman Adventure that's happening this Sunday. We are meeting at 11am to carpool down together. Bring swimming clothes, water, snacks and anything else you think you will want.

Also, if you are planning on going and have car, it would be awesome if you could bring it.

Email us if you want more information or call us at 352-2375.

To get an updated OMP calender and more information about upcoming events, check out our blog at http://olympiamensproject.blogspot.com/


Screen printing

OMP! is planning on expanding our outreach and we were wanting to know if anyone would help us screen print. Get hold of us if you have the ability to screen print or the supplies. We just had a brilliant idea to make OMP underwear. How sexy would that be. OMP can be reached at 352-2375 or mpowermentoly@yahoo.com.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Updated August Calender

8/2 HIV Vaccines Workshop at UCAN
8/4 Male Body Image Discussion 7-9 at UCAN
8/7 Lake Cushman Adventure meet at 11am at UCAN
8/11 Core group 6-8 at UCAN
8/13 Cave adventure, call for more information
8/18 Movie Night at Off The Chain 7-9

GVHP’s Gender Smash 8:00-12:00 at Manium email GVHP for more information at G_V_H_P@yahoo.com

8/19 STI/Transgender needs training 1-5 at Health Department call for information
Community Advisory Board Meeting 5:30-7:30 at UCAN
Stonewall Outdoor Movie The Sound of Music 10-12pm call for location

8/22 Gay Boy Glamour Shots, call for information
8/25 Core Group 6-8 at UCAN

8/28 Wild Waves Adventure!! Meet at UCAN at 12:00am

8/29 Queers On Wheels with OMP! and Stonewall Youth 7-9 at Skateland. pay what you can. Office hours are Mondays and Fridays from 3-7.

Body Image Discussion and Workshop

OMP will also be hosting a discussion on male body image for gay, bi and trans men on Thursday, August 4th from 7-9pm. Food will be provided. This discussion will happen at our office, 147 Rogers St NW

Monday, August 01, 2005

HIV Vaccination Workshop at UCAN

Gay City Health Project’s Alfredo Lopez will present a workshop on the HIV vaccine trials currently happening in Seattle and how they relate to the lives of young gay and bi men. Despite the availability and success of HIV treatment drugs in the US, the best long-term leaves hope for controlling the AIDS epidemic worldwide is the development of safe, effective and affordable preventative HIV vaccines. The workshop will contextualize vaccines into the larger idea of HIV prevention. HIV vaccines, microbicide research and advances in condoms and lube will be discussed. This workshop is being put on my Olympia Men’s Project and will happen on Tuesday August 2nd from 7-9 pm at UCAN. - 147 Rogers St. NW.

For more information call or email OMP at 352-2375 or at mpowermentoly@yahoo.com.