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November 20th at PFLAG Twin Cities

Guest Speaker: Billy Eloy
Billy will be providing information on events and services available to queer, trans and gender nonconforming youth in the Twin Cities.

Suggestions for how parents can provide support and advocacy for their queer, trans and gender nonconforming youth.

And, answer questions from the audience.    Parents and youth welcome!

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Support groups will be held at 7:30 pm directly following the program.

Trans Visibility Event planned for Sunday, October 20th

A Trans Visibility Event is being held this Sunday in Minneapolis. While this is not a PFLAG Twin Cities event, we wanted to make our membership aware of the event as many of you will be interested in participating.
Sincerely,
Beth Johnson
PFLAG Twin Cities chapter president.
Trans folks & allies, does anyone else just want to stand out in public with each other, in a never ending line and be seen? Not a protest, per se but a Trans visibility event. We could hold signs simply saying something like:
“I’m trans and I exist”
Allies can hold signs saying something like:
“Someone I love is trans and they/she/he/ze exist”
Let’s do it on Sunday, October 28th at 12:00 noon. ! Starting atChicago Ave & Lake Street in Minneapolis, shoulder to shoulder, standing on the curbs, not blocking traffic, with our signs. Let’s see how far we can stretch this line. Can we make it all the way down Lake Street, over the bridge and down Marshall Ave into St. Paul? Let’s try!
Bring your own signs, warm clothes, a chair if you need it and ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! It’s a time to stand together and be visible. Please invite all your local friends, families, contacts. Please post on your profiles, pages, groups. Let’s do this!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2226804937608597/
This action supported by:
Students for a Democratic Society at UMN

Please join us for our October support group meeting.
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Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416

September support groups

Please join us for our September program and support groups.
OutFront’s Anti-Bullying Initiatives.
Join Blaine Kelley & Cat Salonek to learn about the Anti-Bullying Initiatives taking place throughout the programs of OutFront Minnesota. While Blaine will discuss the efforts of our Youth & Schools Program including our GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance) Network that serves over 160 schools throughout the state Cat will detail the work being accomplished through the power of community organizing!
“A graduate of The University of Minnesota where he designed his own degree entitled, “Intersectionality; Critical Analysis for Social Justice” Blaine Kelley now serves as the Youth & Schools Coordinator at OutFront Minnesota.
His current position finds him traveling the state to meet with hundreds of students each year finding out what’s important to them, what’s going on in their lives, and presenting a plethora of workshops related to LGBTQ+ identities. When not working in schools or on the road, Blaine serves as advisor for the MN Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Network’s Leadership Council working with 20 students from across the state to develop leadership skills and make plans for the greater GSA Network of over 150 middle and high school GSAs.”
Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416

 

 

Support groups will directly follow the program at 7:30 pm.

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August support group meeting.

Please join us for our August 21st support group meeting.
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Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416

 

July 17th program and support groups.

Please join us for our July 17th program and support groups.
Our program speaker will be Sally Corbett from:
The Bisexual Organizing Project speaking on Supporting Bi+ Youth.
“Supporting Bi+ Youth” will explore what it means to be part of the bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, queer, fluid, or unlabeled (bi+) community, the unique challenges bi+ youth face, and how to support them as allies and as the adults in their lives.

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Support groups will directly follow the 1 hour program.
Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Signs of Pride at our June meeting.

Please join us for our traditional annual Signs of Pride party.
Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
   Come and experience a relaxed and informal evening of chatting and sign making.  Signs that you (or someone else) can carry in the Pride Parade in Minneapolis the following weekend.
We will provide sign making materials for everyone to use.
Sign making is optional so please feel free to just come and hang out or chat with fellow members.

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Twin Cities Pride Festival is June 23-24.  Mark your calendars now.

May 15th PFLAG meeting

Please join us for our May 15th meeting and support groups featuring  a speaker from Transforming Families.
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Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Support groups will be held at 7:30 pm directly following the meeting.
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Our June 19th meeting will be our traditional annual Signs of Pride party.  Please join us for a relaxed and informal evening of chatting and making signs that you (or someone else) can carry in the Pride Parade in Minneapolis the following weekend.
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Twin Cities Pride Festival is June 23-24.  Mark your calendars now.

 

April at PFLAG Twin Cities

Please join us for our April 17th  meeting and support groups featuring MN author Mary Knutson.
MAJA AND ME
My Journey with My Lesbian Daughter
A memoir about family, faith, acceptance and unconditional love
“Mom, I think I’m gay.”
When Maja comes out to her mom, Mary tells her daughter she loves her and will support her. But Mary soon discovers that protecting Maja from pain and rejection will not always be possible.
Mary faces conflict within her own family, among her friends, and in her church. She relies on her faith and her belief in justice as she confronts prejudice, seeks to deepen her knowledge, and becomes an advocate for more love and inclusion in the Lutheran Church, the state of Minnesota, and the wider world.

 

 Mary Rose Knutson lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Paul, in a 1912 home adorned with her many handiwork creations. Therapy for Mary is knitting Norwegian-design hats, mittens, and sweaters. She is also a teacher-first in the classroom, then as a mom and grandmother. She loves to sing; for her, music has pointed the way to inspiration and understanding. Discovering her love of writing has resulted in her first book.
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Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Support groups will be held at 7:30 pm directly following the meeting.
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Free movie viewing of Love, Simon : Sunday, March 25th

Love Simon
When:  Sunday 3/25 at 4:00PM
Where: AMC Southdale Theaters
400 Southdale Center
Edina, MN 55435
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Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.
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We are expecting a big crowd so show up early.
Get your ticket at the theater from PFLAG staff starting at 3:00 pm.
Bring your family and friends. Seating is limited.  One ticket per person, guests must be present at the theater to receive their ticket.
Enjoy the show!