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Our PFLAG fundraiser at our Westminster Chipotle on Sunday April 15th was a HUGE SUCCESS

exceeding all  expectations !!

A Enormous THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED !!

We are delighted to have exceeded our goal, and raised lots of $$$ towards
our first annual WESTMINSTER PRIDE FESTIVAL on JULY 7th!!!

Thank you community – stay tuned for other ways you can be involved!!!

 

 

 

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PFLAG invites you to a FREE screening of  the 2015 Docudrama , ‘PRIDE’

This BBC-produced film is based on a true story and depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.  The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group’s support due to the union’s public relations’ worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to Onllwyn, a small mining village in Wales, resulting in an alliance between the two communities. The alliance was unlike any seen before but was successful.
,Directed by Matthew Warchus and written by Stephen Beresford

WHEN: April 15, 2018 at 5 p.m.

WHERE: St. Paul’s UCC  at the corner of Bond & Green Sts. in Westminster

 

 

 

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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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A Dance for All! (LGBTQ and Straight Allies!)
This is an all ages event !
There is No special dress code!

(Suggested canned food donation for admission.
Please check expiration dates.)

FEBRUARY 18TH 5PM-9PM
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 17 Bond St. Westminster, MD

Games! Music! Food! Raffle! Prizes! Games! Music! Food! Raffle! Prizes! Games! Music! Food! Raffle! Prizes!

SPONSORED BY:
Westminster-Carroll County Chapter of PFLAG
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
This dance IS our February meeting.
(There will be no other February Community Meeting,)

 

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To start the new year, we’ll be coming together at our January monthly meeting to view a film.

The Audience will have the opportunity to choose among several selections.

One of those selections will be ‘Geography Club‘ ……..an American comedy-drama film based on the Brent Hartinger novel of the same name

Another choice could be “Such Good People‘  .. a screwball comedy.

We’ll also have a couple of other titles available.

 

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It’s exciting to see that the annual Creating Change Conference is happening so close to home this year.

Some of us have attended in the past, and it’s always been a wonderful opportunity to network and learn.

Here’s a link to info and programs:

Creating Change this year in Washington, D.C., January 24-28!

 

JOIN PFLAG NATIONAL STAFF AT CREATING CHANGE  

Attending Creating Change this year in Washington, D.C.? The entire PFLAG National staff will be there presenting a day long institute on Thursday, January 25. If you are attending Creating Change, we hope to see you there! Find out more about the day and how to register.

 

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This Sunday – December 17th !!!

Come join PFLAG as we have a meeting devoted to giving and receiving gentle support during this busy
and often stressful time of year.

5:00 p.m. at  St. Pauls UCC .. corner of Bond and Green Street, Westminster 21157

Cookies & warm drinks will be provided ……Bring some cookies to share if you like! ….

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Join us at Carroll Co. Public Library’s Westminster Branch  in the large meeting room  on Thursday December 7th at 6 p.m.  This is definitely a family friendly event!

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