March 2024 Programs

Spring into Action with Prism

This month, we’re reflection on the transformative power of action. It’s not just about the big moments—it’s the small steps we take every day that shape our journey and inspire those around us. As we spring into action this March, we invite you to join us in turning intentions into impactful realities.

From exploring new worlds in our Fantasy-Themed Prism Teens programs to the camaraderie you’ll find at our Prism Social gone bowling, every activity is an opportunity to get plugged in and connect with your community in meaningful and life-changing ways.

For information about how to join our programs or other Prism activities, send us an email at [email protected].

March 2024 program scedule
March Teens Theme is Fantasy

Prism Teens offers regular gatherings, a confidential space for friendship and connection, access to LGBTQ+ literature, and essential health resources for LGBTQ+ youth and allies ages 14-18. This month, we’ll meet every Saturday, March 2, 9, 16, & 23 with a special late-night session on Saturday, March 30.

Prism Teen scedule

This month, teens will uncover queer representation in art and music and create masks to reflect on self-preception.

activity list

On Saturday, March 30, we’ll end the month with a special late-night Dungeons & Dragons one shot adventure!

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Prism Preteens, a support group for LGBTQ+ youth ages 10-13, follows a virtue-based curriculum that allows participants to earn virtue badges. This month, we’ll we’ll continue our focus on the virtue of Wisdom. Gatherings will take place on Thursdays, March 7 & March 21, from 5:30-6:45PM.

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Prism Familiesis a confidential peer support group available to parents and family members of LGBTQ+ individuals. Experience a community filled with love and understanding, where you can connect and share with others on similar journeys. This month, we’ll meet on Thursday, March 7, from 5:30-6:45PM.

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For our upcoming Prism Social event on the Eastern Shore, we’re excited to announce a fun-filled afternoon of bowling! Prism Socials offer a unique opportunity for all program participants, including families, to connect, share memorable experiences, and enjoy a great time together. We’ll see you Sunday, March 24 from 2:00-4:00PM!

Get Involved

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Prism is updating its volunteer categories to allow for more volunteer involvement! Now, our volunteers are made up of 6 teams:

  • Facilitator Team: Facilitators lead our Prism Teens, Prism Preteens, and Prism Families support groups.
  • Chaperone Team: Chaperones allow us to throw event nights, field trips, and major events for the teens.
  • Decor Team: Decor team volunteers help us transform our spaces and events into immersive experiences.
  • Nutrition Team: Nutrition team volunteers provide food for our gatherings and special events.
  • Media Team: Media team volunteers create unique content to fulfill Prism’s outreach goals.
  • Outreach Team: Outreach team volunteers help us spread the word about Prism’s services.

Prism in the News

Everywhere is queer announcement

Have you heard of Everywhere Is Queer? This worldwide, online map is designed to highlight queer-owned businesses and LGBTQ+ friendly spaces across the globe. It’s a community-driven platform where users can discover, support, and connect with inclusive spaces, making it easier for everyone to find a welcoming place, no matter where they are.

At the beginning of February, Prism was the only pin represented here in Mobile, Alabama. After a coordinated effort to Put Mobile on the Map, there are more than 10 organizations listed. Read more about this story on

Kudos to the following businesses, clinics, and organizations for their representation: 

If you are an LGBTQ+ business owner or a proud ally who would like to be listed, register here.

Prism in Action

Woman speaking at an outdoor event at night
man speaking at an outdoor event at night

On Friday, February 23, Prism attended an urgent Queer Rights Rally in Cathedral Square organized by our friends at Trans Pride Mobile. Our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Ricketha Kirksey, and Executive Director, Corey Harvard, spoke during the event to discuss the surge of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation moving through the state house.

In Ricketha’s passionate speech, they warned that the anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric of legislators across the country fuels the harm of LGBTQ+ young people:

“We see this in the loss of 16-year-old, non-binary, Oklahoma resident Nex Benedict. We see this in the murder of NYC native O’Shae Sibley whose final offense was showing Black queer joy.”

They finished their speech by addressing our community directly: “To my trans siblings: I’m sorry we haven’t been able to protect you the way you deserve. To my allies: if you are not standing close enough to be hit with the same stones that are being thrown at the oppressed, you are not close enough. And to you, my young people who are wondering what kind of future you have to look forward to: when you find yourself low on hope, it is okay to borrow somebody else’s.”

Read more about the event here and read Corey’s reflections on hope amidst adversity here.

Learn more details about the legislation addressed at this rally in the graphic below.

Anti LGBTQ+ bills list

We strongly urge you to contact your representatives today, advocating for them to vote NO on HB111, SB92, HB130, SB4, SB10, and SB129. Your involvement is vital in the fight for equality, justice, and the protection of LGBTQ+ rights in Alabama.

Find your representative using the Alabama Secretary of State’s official site.

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news during this year’s Alabama legislative session with the ACLU’s 2024 Lege Action Hub.