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First Fridays
Yakima's gay social group welcomes you and your friends to our monthly gathering

December Meeting 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pot Luck
1st Street Conference Center

North 1st Street at East Lincoln Avenue

Everyone is welcome and invited
(gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people and even str8 people)
E-mail or call 509/576-0276 for directions.

This is our regular meeting, other activities will be listed on this page and in the Calendar as they are devised.

3rd First Fridays
Friday, December 19, 2014
This is a night of fun and games. Texas Hold'Em, cards, UNO, Attach, etc.
Bring whatever game you wish to share woth others.
Do not forget your snacks.

If you wish to be on our email contact list for emailings of activities, please send us your email address:


See You There!
Oh, please come.  You'll like it.  You really will.


A number of events are scheduled and some are in the planning and preparation stages.

We are still open for other local, large, medium or intimate affairs, such as:

Evening Get-Togethers
Movie Nights
Game nights (cards or whatever)
(is anyone paying attention?)

Outdoorsy Stuff

Community Service
Clean up crews
Visiting AIDS patients

We will set up some of these at the next meeting for the coming month. Please come and let us know what you would like to do this month. For more information, contact First Fridays at (509) 576-0276 or

First Fridays is a social group that meets on the first Friday of each month.

Our usual meeting time is 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

There is no admission charge.

First Fridays is a social support group featuring potluck dinners and social conversation.

Sometimes there is a program on matters that concern or entertain.

The main part of the evening is meeting and talking with other gay people who live in the Yakima area.

The group features outside activities apart from the main meeting. We have a social committee and a program committee to coordinate topics of discussion and outside activities. Volunteers are welcomed to participate in the committees and everyone's input is welcome.

The group began in February of 1999 with three men who thought it would be a good idea to get together monthly for a social occasion. They spread the word to their gay and lesbian friends and started planning potlucks and picnics for the Friday event. This was especially successful during the past summer, with turnouts from 30 to 40 people.

Who is there
Although mostly composed of gay men, the group welcomes lesbians and bi's. Although straight friends are welcome, this is mostly an opportunity for us to get together amongst ourselves, talk about things that matter to us and provide support for one another. All ages welcome.

What it's for
First Fridays has the feel of a mutual support group, where we share our interests, problems, experiences, solutions, and the stories of our lives. It is also a great place to meet other gay people in the area, as well as maintaining contact with one another through our otherwise hectic lives. At least once a month.

Where it's at
Our meeting place varies from month to month. During the summer, we often have potluck picnic meetings in one of the Yakima area parks.

What it is
Recently First Fridays has become (or will become) a nonprofit organization. This will enable us to be eligible for funding as a support group and to hold our own fundraisers. With this status, and with these funds, we plan to offer greater support to gays and lesbians in the Yakima Valley at a personal level, to secure a home base that allows potlucks, and sponsor lectures and educational forums in addition to our informal social gatherings.


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