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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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Date and Time :     Sun, June 11, 2017,      10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT        Add to Calendar

Location:     Washington, DC,  17th St NW & I St NW,    Washington, DC     View Map

The “Equality March for Unity & Pride” is a grassroots movement which will mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities

to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscapes

and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ+ individuals

Click here to view more information about the March


This always a most amazing parade !
Join tens of thousands of people to watch the Capital Pride Parade in the Nation’s Capital, one of Washington, DC’s, favorite parades! The Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street and ends in the Logan Circle neighborhood. The Parade will include more than 180 contingents–floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment–consisting of local businesses, Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirit awardees, politicians, community groups, drag queens, dogs, and much more.

The annual Pride Parade will step off on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm from 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC. The Pride Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, passes by the Logan Circle neighborhood and ends along the revitalized 14th Street corridor at S Street.

The review stand is located at 15th and P Streets, NW; another announcement stand is just east of Dupont Circle on New Hampshire Avenue. A sign language interpreter will be available at the 15th and P Streets review stand.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Parade Route: Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods, Washington, DC
Starting Location: 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Red Line (Dupont Circle – Q Street Exit)

Ending Location: 14th & R Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Green Line (U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo – 13th Street Exit)

Grand Marshals

Mandy Carter     Jim Obergefell      Nicole Murray Ramirez   &        

Edie Windsor:   LGBT activist and lead plaintiff in the US Supreme Court Case United States v. Windsor, which successfully overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, a significant legal victory for same-sex marriage in the US.


JOIN with MARYLAND PFLAG Chapters as we march in 2017 Parade !

The parade kicks off at 2 p.m.from Charles and Eager streets in Mt. Vernon.
Our PFLAG contingent is instructed to line up on Eager Street near Charles on the same side as Eddies no later than 1:30 p.m.
It will proceed north on Charles street,  traverse North Avenue and end up at 22nd Street in the Station North neighborhood.  

After the parade a BLOCK PARTY will run from 4-10 p.m.
It’s footprint will be bounded by 23rd Street on the north and North Avenue on the south.  Morton Street forms the western boundary and St. Paul Street is on the east.  Charles Street runs up the center of the footprint.
Happily, there will also be a Youth Zone within the area for those between ages 14 and 20 with it’s own set of entertainers.

PFLAG at Baltimore Parade in 2014







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Located in beautiful DRUID HILL PARK

You can find PFLAG at space # 101







Positive Voices is a group of men who have been performing for over two decades. They will share their stories and songs about life, love and remembrances, speaking openly and honestly about the realities of living with HIV and AIDS. Hear their powerful messages of hope and inspiration, along with scientific facts and their own personal stories….
We hope you’ll plan to join us and support PFLAG, while learning more about this important topic in a new and interesting way.

Bill Redmond-Palmer (l), Kevin Clemons, and Greg Satorie-Robinson

All are cordially  Invited on May 21 at 5 p.m.
The event takes place at our regular meeting location,  St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 17 Bond Street (corner of Bond and Green), Westminster, Maryland.

Admission is FREE and light refreshments will be served.


For almost two decades, Bill Redmond-Palmer, Kevin Clemons, and Greg Satorie-Robinson have been “Positive Voices.”  With others along the way, they have shared stories and songs about life, love, and remembrance, speaking openly and honestly about the realities of living with HIV and AIDS.

Positive Voices’ messages are a powerful wake up call for personal responsibility and action in care and prevention, avoiding high-risk behaviors and promoting positive self-esteem. They present scientific facts and personal stories together with music that creates a strong connection with their listener’s hearts and minds.  They convey messages of hope and inspiration to those living with HIV disease, and to those whose lives have been personally affected by this global tragedy.

Each member of Positive Voices has many personal achievements and has worked countless hours as community activists and advocates.

Positive Voices has presented programs in schools, houses of worship, and many other venues throughout central Maryland and beyond, including Africa, reaching thousands of people, many of them through their relationship with the Steven Kaufman AIDS Outreach Project.  Together and as individuals, Positive Voices strives to serve as a bold and powerful tribute to the memory and legacy of Steven Kaufman, and all those lost to HIV/AIDS.

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Our LGBTQ+ brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors and community are under attack in the US and around the world. The organizers of this event are mobilizing LGBTQ+ communities, our loved ones and our allies – with particular focus on those who have been actively silenced and neglected – in the fight to affirm and protect our rights, our safety and our full humanity.

The formal name of this event is The Equality March for Unity and Pride and it is coinciding with the Capitol Pride Alliance Pride Festival. The buses will have restrooms. We will leave the park n ride on the corners of Rtes 32 and 97 in Westminster at 7:45am and will return to the park n ride by 6pm.

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The formal name of this event is The Equality March for Unity and Pride and it is coinciding with the Capitol Pride Alliance Pride Festival. The buses will have restrooms. We will leave the park n ride on the corners of Rtes 32 and 97 in Westminster at 7:45am and will return to the park n ride by 6pm.

The cost is $35 per seat and includes parking fees. We have reserved 2 buses and have 108 seats available. Please bring cash towards gratuity for the driver.

Payments must be made via Paypal using “SEND MONEY TO FRIENDS & FAMILY” to Carrollcantreasury@outlook.com and note “LGBTQ MARCH” in the comments section.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecq4XjFScTKHva-nOZH8Z0NZ7MFv_aRk0kfhXlxQ9MSPQ_QQ/viewform


We are not sure where the March will end at this point, so it might be a good idea to get a SmarTrip card from the D.C. metro. If you order online, you are supposed to receive it within 6-7 business days.

If you have questions, please email katefisher13@gmail.com




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