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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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The featured speaker for the PFLAG April 17 Community Meeting will be Mr. Robert Rigby who has been a prime mover and shaker in the Fairfax County, Virginia, public schools and has helped bring about rather significant changes there relative to LGBTQ concerns.  The meeting will focus on reforming school systems at multiple levels and include conversation about what we might do in Carroll County.
The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 17 Bond Street, Westminster, and will begin at 5:00pm.
All are welcome!  Please join us if you are interested and able.
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Interfaith ImageLed by Rev. Dr. Marty Kuchma of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, we will have a discussion about the intersection of faith, gender, and sexuality.
Many queer people struggle with how to reconcile their faith with their gender identity and/or sexual orientation, because society tells us there is no place in faith communities for queer people.
We will discuss the ways different faiths accept queer people in an open, interfaith conversation.
All are welcome.

On Sunday MARCH 20 at 5 p.m.
The Location is our regular PFLAG meeting place:
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at the corner of Bond and Green Street
in Westminster, MD 21157.
Got  Questions?  Call 410-861-0488…Leave a message. We’ll get back to you.  Or email :  PFLAGwcc@gmail.com
Everyone is Welcome and encouraged to attend.

PFLAG is the extended family of the LGBTQ+ community.
We’re made up of LGBTQ+ individuals, family members, and allies.
Because together, we’re stronger !

Here is a small sampling of  links that can be found on the internet relevant to the subject of LGBTQ+ & Faith:


gaychurch.orgPublishes a comprehensive Unofficial list of Christian denominations and denominational welcoming church programs around the world .
You can find additional resources on Wikipedia at LGBT-affirming Christian Denominations and Christian Denominational Positions on Homosexuality.

The Pew Research Center also has good information available on their website.



A Common Bond for ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses:  http://gayxjw.org/



(See their Directory of GLBT  Organizations)







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This promises to be a fun, relaxing evening….. The film is light and entertaining…
We’ll have popcorn to go with the movie.  Hope to see you on Sunday January 17 at 5 p.m.

kinky_bootsKinky Boots is a 2005 British-American comedy-drama film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, and directed by Julian Jarrold. Based on a true story, the film follows a traditional Northampton shoemaker, who turns to producing fetish footwear in order to save the failing family business and the jobs of his workers

Date & time : Sunday January 17, 2016 – 5 p.m.

Location: St. Paul’s UCC in Westminster (corner of Bond and Green Streets)
PFLAG Community Meetings are free, confidential and open to All.


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


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.

minister@cedarhurstuu.org  socialjustice@cedarhurstu.org

stpauls-ucc.org   pflagwcc.org


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    

Click Here for Map


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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.



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