Monthly Stigma-Free Events

Monthly Gatherings

We hope that you’ll join us out twice a month to get social! Our Monthly Mixers began in February 2016 in response to people telling us they either had trouble meeting people or felt isolated and needed to meet new people. Hey! We love to meet new people! After the requests started coming in for a monthly dinner – we finally decided to add the event to our calendar in September 2017.

Believe it or not, we have no mission for the Monthly Dinners or Mixers other than for everyone to meet new people and have a great time out with the community when we’re not working! Only one rule applies – leave stigma about HIV at the door!

Watch this page, our Meetup Page and our Facebook Page for any updates to gathering dates, times and locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it FREE?

It’s FREE to attend!

For the Monthly Dinners: Food and Beverages are available for purchase.

For the Monthly Mixers: A selection of appetizers are available for FREE! Drinks and other food items are available for purchase.

Both Mi Patio and Bliss/ReBar have generously provided the space for these events to IGNITE. Please place an order if you’re able to show our appreciation for usage of the space.

What if I see someone I know?

Relax – it’s just Dinner and a Mixer! For both events – all we ask is that stigma related to HIV is checked at the door. Other than that – both events are open to our LGBTQ community and allies – regardless of status!

No conclusions can be drawn about a person’s HIV status simply by attending the Dinner and/or Mixer! The group is heavily mixed and status rarely even comes up. It’s simply a great way to meet new people in a local, status-neutral setting. So, if you see someone you know, do what you usually do when you see them – hug them tight or toss some shade!

About the Monthly Dinner

IGNITE welcomes the Phoenix LGBTQ Community to come together to get social with us each month! Join like-minded people who all agree to leave stigma & judgment at the door for this NEW Monthly Dinner. Simply enjoy the company of new friends, delicious food, great drinks and our AMAZING community! What better way to expand your social circle!?

Food and drinks are available for purchase from Mi Patio Mexican Restaurant – check out their menu here: http://www.mipatioaz.com/menu.htm

Times & Location

1st Wednesday of each month
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mi Patio Phoenix

Mi Patio
3347 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85013 (map)

Food and Drinks Available for Purchase


About the Monthly Mixer

IGNITE welcomes the Phoenix LGBTQ Community to come together to get social with us each month! Join like-minded people who all agree to leave stigma & judgment at the door. Simply enjoy the company of new friends, free appetizers, great drinks and our AMAZING community! What better way is there to expand your social circle!?

A selection of appetizers will be available at no cost. Drinks and a full menu of food is available for purchase from Bliss/ReBar – check out their menu here: http://www.blissrebar.com

Times & Location

3rd Wednesday of each month
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bliss ReBAR

Bliss / ReBar
901 N 4th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004 (map)

FREE Selection of Appetizers!
Drinks Available for Purchase from the Bar