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Public Service article!!!
National Masturbation
Month!!
Phoenix Pride Announces New Name, Location, Hours of
Operation and Programming for Phoenix Pride LGBT
Center (formerly One Voice LGBT Community Center)

       PHOENIX, AZ — Phoenix Pride is excited to announce the new name, location, hours of operation
and future programming of the Phoenix Pride LGBT Center (formerly One Voice LGBT Community
Center).
       At the 6th Annual Phoenix Pride Gala in June, the Community Center’s new name was
announced and celebrated by everyone in attendance. The new name celebrates the joining of the
Community Center with Phoenix Pride and follows the model of identifying Centers for the LGBTQ
community across the nation.
       The Phoenix Pride LGBT Center will be relocating to the flourishing Roosevelt Historic District in
Downtown Phoenix. The new location features more meeting space, an extremely large parking lot
and is conveniently located less than 3 blocks from the Central Ave. & Roosevelt St. Light Rail Station.
The new Center will be located at 801 N. 2nd Ave, which is on the northeast corner of 2nd Ave &
McKinley St. The Center will close at its current location on 7th Avenue on Friday, August 1st and will
reopen at the new facility on Tuesday, August 5th. To avoid any interruptions in services, the Center
will continue to operate during the setup time period in early to mid-August. The Center will be
hosting its Grand Opening at the new location on Friday, September 5th to coincide with our new
neighborhood’s monthly cultural event, First Friday. The Grand Opening will take place at 5:00pm and
will include a ribbon
cutting, keynote speeches by community leaders, live entertainment and light Hors d'oeuvres.
       The Center will be lengthening its regular operating hours at the new location to better service
the metropolitan Phoenix LGBTQ Community. The new location will be open Tuesday-Thursday from
10:00am-9:00pm, Friday & Saturday from 10:00am-10:00pm, Sunday from 10:00am-4:00pm and will
be closed on Mondays. The Center will continue to be available outside of its normal operating hours
for private meetings and events.
       Additionally, the Center will begin its strategic plan of growing and expanding the programs and
services it offers once moved to its new location. The Center will be rolling out programming in the
coming months that will include Health & Wellness and Financial classes; Small Business, Housing
&Employment assistance and a variety of monthly events for every part of our community.
       Justin Owen, Executive Director of Phoenix Pride said, “The new location and hours of operation
will help the Center thrive and grow to serve our vibrant community so much more. This location
addresses and rectifies all of the challenges that the Center has faced at its current location in
regards to access to public transportation, inadequate parking and visibility.” Owen further goes on to
say, “The new programs and services that the Center is going to offer will afford us the opportunity to
serve substantially more clients and truly make the Center a beacon in the metropolitan Phoenix
community.”
       The Phoenix Pride LGBT Center is part of the family of programs operated by Phoenix Pride. The
Center was founded in 2005 and currently serves over 15,000 guests annually. The Center is
dedicated to being a resource for and uniting the thriving metropolitan Phoenix LGBTQ community.
The Center houses the largest LGBTQ library in the State of Arizona with over 7,000 books available
to our visitors.
       Phoenix Pride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates the two largest LGBTQ and
allied cultural celebrations in the State of Arizona, the Phoenix Pride Festival and the Rainbows
Festival. These celebrations provide funding for the Phoenix Pride Community Foundation that has
funded over $500,000 in Scholarships and Non-Profit Grants since the Foundation’s formation in
2008. For more information about Phoenix Pride, please visit
www.phoenixpride.org or call 602-
27PRIDE.
Publisher's Message
       The news we've been waiting for has finally
arrived - all the info about the new community center!
Now called the Phoenix Pride LGBT Center, it's the
location for WCC's Lesbian Social Network. Sp
without further ado, read all about it below!!