Monthly Meetups

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Get social – regardless of your status!

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!?

Watch the Southwest Center’s event calendar and IGNITE’s Facebook Page for any updates on meetup dates, times and locations.

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Monthly Dinner

IGNITE’s Monthly Dinner is held on the first Wednesday of each month at Short Leash Hotdogs. The dinner is a great chance to build community with both new and old friends while sharing a tasty meal. People of all HIV statuses welcome!

Food and drinks are available for purchase – check out the Short Leash menu here

Times & Location

1st Wednesday of each month
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Short Leash Hotdogs at Melrose
4221 N 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85013


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Monthly Mixer

IGNITE’s Monthly Mixer is held on the third Wednesday of each month dowtown at Bliss/ReBar. Get to know new friends over yummy appetizers and delicious drinks.

A selection of appetizers will be available at no cost. Drinks and a full menu of food is available for purchase  – check out Bliss/ReBar’s menu here.

Times & Location

3rd Wednesday or each month
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

901 N. 4th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Frequently Asked Questions

+ Is it free?

IGNITE’s Monthly Dinner and Mixer are both free to attend!

For the Monthly Dinners: Food and Beverages are available for purchase. You can view the Short Leash Hotdogs menu by clicking here.

For the Monthly Mixers: A selection of appetizers are available for FREE! Drinks and other food items are available for purchase. You can view Bliss / ReBar’s menu by clicking here.

Both Short Leash Hotdogs and Bliss/ReBar have generously provided the space for these events to IGNITE and appreciate your business.

+ What if I see somone 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!