Now available from Yuma author Robert C. Steele

This book is a biography of Jim Foshee, a gay person who lived in Yuma during the last two decades of his life and died in Yuma. Be transported back 70 years as you follow this 1950s gay teenager who runs away from home, sets out on adventures that redefine his life and experiences the 1950s underground world of homosexuals and early queer culture. Young Jim survives many unforgettable predicaments. Be ready for a unique and personal journey you won’t forget.

Banned from California ~ By local Yuma author, Robert C. Steele

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What’s on your mind?

Here’s your chance Yuma, I hear so many people say< “No lessons to us.  no one care what we have to say or think,”  There’s plenty of ways to have your voice heard, you rather stay quiet and let someone else do the work for you.

Tomorrow, Wend. Oct 9th, is the All Yuma Center meeting.  You say no cares and your opinion doesn’t matter,  They care about what you want and need.  Have you reached out to them?  How many of you go to a meetings, or how many of you are involved?  If not than why not?  Or are you one of those people that would rather let someone else do it?  They are trying to make Yuma a little bit better for all of us, so let’s show them some support.  Go to the meeting at 7pm at the Littlewood Co-op on Main Street, look them up on Facebook, get involved and help make a difference in Yuma!!

Friday, Oct 11th, is National Coming Out day!!  This is a tough subject to talk about.  For those that are afraid of losing your family & friends, All I can say is You are not alone.  There are people who can help you if you just ask.   If you need advice just call (717) 673-5729.

We as a community must help each other, support each other, stand side by side with each other, and when necessary protect & defend each other.  My next topic that we will talk about is the fighting that is going on between each other in the gay community.

Be kind to each other, until next time!!!

If you have any questions or you have an idea for a topic, please either post on here of email me at

Mark your calendars!!!


All Yuma Center, Inc is partnering with (another non-profit) Eve Events Group, to bring you a night of Story telling! Please join us on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM at 2511 E 24th St.  There is an $8 charge to get in and the proceeds will be split between the 2 Non-profits, and sitting is limited so please RSVP.

Everyone has a different story about how they came out, not only to the world but also to ourselves.  We hope by sharing our stories we can give hope to those that are about to “Come Out” the ability to do it, and that they are not alone.

We are a community that helps each other, we come together and we unite as one!

If you would like to share your story please contact them.  If you don’t like to be in the public eye they will have people stand by to read your story for you.  It’s gonna be a fun night so go to the link below, see you there!!

AWC Theater to host The Laramie Project (LGBTQ-related).

A look back:

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YUMA CITIZENS:  AWC College had an anti-LGBTQ, evangelical-christian Dean until last year. That old Dean cruelly-fired AWC’s Theater Director (Chip Straley) because Chip was progressive-minded, he was LGBTQ-supportive, he spoke against the Dean’s christian-religion prayers performed at ALL collage ceremonies and Chip helped his students host The Rocky Horror Picture Show (with a live shadow cast) at Halloween.

This year, AWC has a NEW Dean! Word is, the new Dean is kind of progressive. He’s allowing AWC Theater to hold shows of The Laramie Project**.  It’s CRITICAL that Yuma citizens heavily attends and support AWC’s The Laramie Project performances!

The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman, directed by Ann Wilkinson | Arizona Western College

CALL-TO-ACTION: Please attend AWC’s The Laramie Project shows -Yuma needs to show the new Dean that an LGBTQ-related theater projects is greatly supported and appreciated! If you can’t attend, buy tickets for friends, family or donate to that project.

Arizona Western College is hosting a theater performance about The Laramie Project (**On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming; an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie, the event was deeply personal, and it is their voices we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece, a deeply complex portrait of a community.)

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming;…  Never forget.

A Yuma Politician is speaking at Aug. 28th PFLAG Yuma gathering- the LGBTQ community is asked to attend in masses!


The Yuma LGBTQ community is asked to attend the Sunday, August 28 (5pm-7pm) PFLAG Yuma gathering. Either Mayor Doug Nicholls or Yuma City Administrator, Greg Wilkinson will be speaking to PFLAG attendees. PFLAG really hopes there will be a huge attendance so the politicians see our LGBTQ citizens are community-involved and the community Yuma’s PFLAG chapter. Also, there will be a Question & Answer session after Mayor Nicholls or Greg Wilkinson speaks… THAT’s the time to ask what City of Yuma is doing to embrace the LGBTQ community;   if city-sanctioned anti-discrimination LGBTQ policies are in place at government agencies, schools;  if LGBTQ Diversity training is mandatory at all government agencies, schools etc. 

PFLAG Yuma meets at: 281 W. 24th St, Suite 136A (corner of 24th St/Virginia Ave). PFLAG Yuma is a safe zone (no disrespecting others) and its’ Leaders will also offer Support, resources and like-minded friendship to all. Light refreshments and social-time will be after the meeting. Folks can bring snacks if they wish. Mostly… bring friends, family.