House of Colors

We welcome House of Colors to talk about the services and support this program provides to LGBTQ youth who identified a need for more peer support, sex and risk-reduction education, and mental health resources in their particular community.

Our guests are:
Dayquan Colon, House of Colors Peer Leader.
Keanu Conde, House of Colors peer leader, (AKA Anastasia Mirage).
Katina Turner, House of Colors member, senior at Holyoke High School.
Phil O’Donoghue, Director of Removing the Glove, Professor of Theater and English at STCC.
Emmett Klitus-Flaim, STCC student, playing the part of Will in “Removing the Glove”.
Micah Katz-Zeiger, Dial/Self Americorps member serving as Adult Advisor to House of Colors.
e4913601-3448-48a2-b30c-d76ca3982d1d-3634-00000211fd726474On December 8th, at 7 pm in Scibelli Hall, the STCC theater department will present two short plays, with an introductory drag and musical performance by House of Colors’ own Anastasia Mirage.
STCC has generously offered to donate the proceeds from all three performances that weekend to the House of Colors LGBTQ youth resource center.
The plays, which will be performed back-to-back, are “Some Prepared Remarks,” a one-man show written by Jason Gray Platt that covers a man’s life in seven short speeches, and the satire “Removing the Glove.”
Theater professor Phil O’Donoghue describes “Removing the Glove” as a comedy that shines a light on intolerance faced by teenagers in high school.
More information and tickets for this benefit, are available at the STCC website.



House of Colors meetings take place every Monday at 5:00 pm at 301 Main St, in Holyoke, to share a meal and discuss issues that are pertinent to the LGBTQ community while having fun, recharging and building friendships and connections with one another.

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