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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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After considerable conversation, PFLAG-Westminster has regretfully decided we are unable to continue as a sponsor for a 2018 Westminster LGBTQ Pride Festival. We acknowledge that all persons involved in planning this event have come with dreams and hopes in their hearts and minds, and we’ve shared in many of those dreams. We truly hoped this would be our year to have such an important event for our Westminster LGBTQ+ community, and our sincere allies. Unfortunately, we’ve come to the realization that we believe there is not sufficient time and resources in place to create a festival that will guarantee a safe space for all members of our LGBTQ+ community, be a clear source of LGBTQ+ celebration and education for attendees, and be the kind of local pride festival that would connect us to the larger assembly of LGBTQ+ pride festivals and parades that occur around the globe during the early summer months.

We are still planning to hold the “Shantay, You Stay! Drag Show” on July 7th and will be focusing our energies and time for this pride event. Doors will open at 7 PM for this fabulous 8 PM – 11 PM drag show extravaganza. There will be a cash bar (beer and wine) and light food. The show will occur in Westminster Hall at Belle Grove Square (St. Paul’s United Church of Christ) 17 Bond Street, Westminster. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting event!

In closing, we understand that our announcement will be a disappointment for many of you. Please know we also feel a deep and sincere sense of disappointment. For the reasons stated, however, we are simply unable to continue our support for a 2018 LGBTQ Pride Fest event. We look forward to a promising rainbow-driven future with you as we hold the July 7th drag show, and as we continue to show our LGBTQ pride around town throughout the entire year via our various PFLAG events.


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