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PFLAG Westminster – Carroll County, Maryland Chapter

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Moving Equality Forward
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Cedarhurst Unitarian Universalists
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Carroll County PFLAG

For a brief service of music, readings, and candle lighting

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2015  Transgender Day of Remembrance—  7:00 P.M.

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ

17 Bond Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157

This is an opportunity for our community to come together and mark the passing of transgender and gender variant individuals – or those perceived to be transgender who have been murdered because of hatred.

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You are all cordially invited to attend PFLAG Westminster-Carroll County’s annual Holiday Concert and Potluck Dinner on Sunday November 15 at 5 PM in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul’s UCC (corner of Bond & Green Streets), Westminster, MD 21157
Guests are asked to bring a dish to share. The chapter will supply drinks and paper products.

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We are especially excited to once again be welcoming the New Wave Singers of Baltimore .  Their performance  will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Also, at this time of year, we would like to do a glove, hat and mittens drive for those who are in need. If you would be so kind, please bring a item that will help keep someone warm this winter.


We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday November 15th!!

If you have questions, call us at 410-861-0488 or email us at info@pflagwcc.org,

PFLAG community meetings are free and we welcome everyone


Please mark you Calendar now and plan to join PFLAG and McDaniel College Allies for a screening of an  important documentary, ‘JUST GENDER’.

Date and Time: November 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Location:    McDaniel College Decker Auditorium in Lewis Hall of Science.
2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157

This is a theater-style auditorium, located on the main floor which connects Lewis Hall of Science  to Lewis Recitation Hall.
Click here for map of McDaniel campus.  Decker auditorium is in Lewis Hall of Science (Building #24)  where it connects to Building #23, (Lewis Recitation Hall)
Lewis Hall of Science is located closest to the W. Main Street entrance to the campus.
A Lot with Ample parking is located just across W. Main Street entrances to  the Main Campus.justgender_edits4


Prize winning  author Sue Ellen Thompson will read her poetry and speak about her personal experiences as the parent of a transgender child. The poems in “They” tell the story of a mother, her aging father, and her transgender child. These poems explore the challenges that gender identity poses to three different generations.

Her books will be available for purchase at the event. The event is sponsored by PFLAG Westminster-Carroll County. For all Ages.
Learn more about the author: http://sueellenthompson.com/.

For all ages.  This program is sponsored by PFLAG of Carroll County.

Thompson’s work has been included in the Best American Poetry series and read on National Public Radio by Garrison Keillor.
In 2010, she was awarded the Maryland Author Award from the Maryland Library Association.

Date & Time: Saturday November 7, 2015 at  2 p.m.

Location: Eldersburg Branch of Carroll Co. Library
6400 Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg, MD 21784    

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This PFLAG Westminster-Carroll Co. Chapter meeting will offer Opportunity for Discussion of various topics of interest and concern.

LOCATION: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at corner of Bond & Green Streets in Westminster.
at 5:00 P.M on Sunday September 20, 2015.

All are welcome and invited to attend.

As always, PFLAG meetings are a confidential safe space.

For our September community meeting, PFLAG Westminster-Carroll County is hosting a discussion on important LGBTQ+ issues in our community. We will break into small groups and brainstorm ideas in order to form a list of the most important LGBTQ+ issues in the Westminster-Carroll County area, so that we can focus on these issues moving forward! Umbrella topics will include coming out, transitioning, and other personal issues; healthcare issues; and school and education issues. This meeting is all about hearing from YOU about how PFLAG can best serve our community, so we hope to hear from many voices! Invite your LGBTQ+ friends and allies. As always, PFLAG meetings are a confidential safe space.

If you are unable to attend but have ideas for us, we Hope you will let us know what YOU think are the important issues that we should focus on!   You can email us at PFLAGcarroll@gmail.com, leave a phone message at 410-861-0488 or message us on FaceBook : https://www.facebook.com/Pflag-Westminster-Carroll-County-176248235752346/timeline/


 Annual  Pot Luck BBQ — picnic picAugust 16 at 5:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ,  Corner of Bond & Green Sts.,  Westminster, MD 21157

PFLAG Westminster-Carroll County will host an end-of summer barbecue—rain or shine. Our August meeting will be our Annual Pot Luck Barbecue!  Everyone is invited!  The more the merrier!!

·         We are asking our community to join us by bringing something that they would like to BBQ (hot dogs, chicken, hamburgers, veggie burgers, etc.) and also bring a dish to share. PFLAG will be supplying paper products, ketchup, mustard and drinks.

The picnic will take place at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in the grassy area  outside next to the parking lot.  In case of Rain, we’ll bring our picnic inside.

There will be a grill to cook on. We want everyone to come out and grill their favorites with us and celebrate the end of summer.

We are also requesting that everyone that comes to the picnic to bring a school supply that we will donate in the name of PFLAG to Shepherd Staff, a non-profit that helps low income families in Westminster.



Saturday July 25th at 3 p.m. – March with PFLAG at the Baltimore Pride Parade and Block Party! 

To see who’s going from Carroll County  you can contact June Horner – junehorner@gmail.com , 410-795-2418 (home), 410-844-1442 (cell) or Judy Gaver, judygaver@hotmail.com, 410-848-5705

Heath Goisovich is the contact from Howard Co. PFLAG Chapter – hgoisovich@gmail.com.

Parade and Block Party take place in historic Mt. Vernon — the heart of Baltimore’s gay-borhood.  Mt. Vernon is just ten blocks north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The parade kicks off at 3:30 p.m. from Cathedral and Monument Sts.  (We are instructed to be in line at 2:30,.) It travels just 4 blocks up Cathedral to Eager St.  A Block Party follows the parade at 5 p.m.

PFLAG’s Meet up spot will  be the customary place we usually meet for Pride Parade….on  Charles Street at south Side of Washington Monument .
PFLAG’s lineup position is #10 in Group B, just behind Free State Legal and in front of DC Different Drummers !!    (Group B will meet on the southeast side of Charles Street and Mt. Vernon Place.)

Bring your camera, bring your signs, don’t forget water.



Please join with PFLAG Westminster-Carroll County to watch and discuss the excellent film, ‘The Case Against 8″ which documents the legal battle that overturned California’s law “Proposition 8” that sought to define marriage as one man and one woman.

This is especially interesting in light of the recent Supreme Court decision on Obergefell v. Ohio, establishing same sex marriage as legal across the country!

2015-07 Case Against 8  Date :  Sunday July 19, 2015
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s UCC,
17 Bond Street (at the corner of Green)
Westminster, MD 21157

  We’ll have Pop Corn and light refreshments.



Pride_movieOn Friday June 19th PFLAG Westminster-Carroll County  is excited to be sponsoring the film ‘PRIDE’ at the Carroll Art Center through it’s FLICC group . We hope you support this ‘First’ for PFLAG in Westminster.

This is a wonderful, inspiring  true story, about alliances and friendship that you wouldn’t necessarily predict, taking place  in the summer of 1984 when gay activists in the U.K. worked to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers.

We promise you that this film will entertain and uplift you!

The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
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 There will be a matinee screening at 1 p.m.(captioned)   AND  an evening showing at 7:30 p.m..
Tickets can be purchased  online, You can click on the link below.

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Event Type: Film    More Details
bulletFriday, June 19, 2015     1 pm (captioned)
bulletFriday, June 19, 2015     7:30 pm

We will NOT be having a meeting this 3rd Sunday – June 21 2015.

on June 19th we are sponsoring the movie PRIDE at the Carroll Art Center in lieu of the Sunday  meeting .  It’s a wonderful true story.  There will be a matinee screening as well as an evening screening.
You can purchase tickets in advance if you like.

Thumbnail - click to read more FLICC presents
Event Type: Film    More Details
bulletFriday, June 19, 2015     1 pm (captioned)
bulletFriday, June 19, 2015     7:30 pm

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