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On Sunday March 18th at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s UCC in Westminster
PFLAG is  excited to be hosting a special presentation entitled

Family Acceptance within Families of Color
Presented by: Kelly Brooks-Hailey

This session will explore the cultural differences that families of color face with acceptance of their LGBTQ loved one and will identify some of the unique challenges that LGBTQ people of color face within communities of color. Participants are encouraged to share their stories and strategies for increasing support to LGBTQ diverse communities.

In this session you will:

Better understand some of the cultural differences, language barriers, and family dynamics that may impact how parents, families, and communities of color struggle with acceptance of a LGBTQ loved one
Discuss some of the unique challenges African American LGBTQ people, their parents, and extended families face in building acceptance within their community
Gain strategies and resources to better support individuals, parents, and families of color that come to PFLAG for support

Kelly Brooks-Hailey is a graduate of UMBC with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and is pursuing her Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Having become a Leadership Essentials graduate from Loyola Sellinger School of Business, she is an emerging leader and entrepreneur within her community. She currently serves on the Steering Committee and Strategic Planning Committee of PFLAG Howard County developing an outreach project to various POC communities in Howard County, Maryland. Kelly has worked in the human services field for over six years serving vulnerable populations within the Baltimore area.

Her primary focus is LGBTQ and women’s self-empowerment however, she has a passion to serve, educate, and empower all those who desire to live a life of peace, freedom, abundance, wealth, and joy.

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