Welcome to Oasis Youth Center!
Thank you for visiting Oasis Youth Center, located in Tacoma, WA. Our mission is to transform the lives of queer youth by creating a safe place to learn, connect, and thrive. Oasis envisions a world in which queer youth are valued in the community as strong, creative leaders. Oasis is a youth-adult partnership in which young people and adults come together for shared teaching, learning and action. Oasis is fiscally sponsored by the Pierce County AIDS Foundation.
Washington State legislative session, Rep. Graham Hunt (R-Orting, Wa) introduced HB 2589. This bill would allow places of public accommodation (including your employer!) to restrict access to gender-segregated facilities if a person is "preoperative," "nonoperative," or otherwise has "genitalia of a different gender from that for which the facility is segregated." (Yes! That’s the actual language he’s called for!)
In particular, HB 2589 targets transgender people by using fear and misinformation, which is especially harmful to transgender youth.
Please Click below for information and a script to use to contact your state legislators to ask them to not support this bill.
This Week at Oasis...
Check out our January - February 2016 Newsletter and Calendar
Vist Oasis... Oasis is located at the The O.R.C., located at 2215 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma, WA. Accessible bus routes: 1, 41, 42, 53, 102, 400, 500, 501. If you are riding the Tacoma Link Light Rail, get off at Union Station and walk to 22nd.
Oasis drop-in hours are for LGBTQ youth ages 14-24: Mondays (5:30-8:30 for leadership development); Thursdays and Fridays (4-10 pm); Saturdays (6-Midnight).