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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!

March 20th at PFLAG Twin Cities.

Please join us for our March meeting and support groups.
LGBTQ Health 101
Presented by Megan Mueller, MPH
The program will cover the basics regarding sex, gender, sexual orientation, language, and LGBTQ specific healthcare disparities.
 Megan is the community educator with the Minnesota AIDS Project. She has her Master’s in Public Health and is passionate about educating people about HIV, healthy sexual practice, and how to talk effectively and respectfully communicate about these topics. Megan has experience in educating and also in health disparity research.
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Tuesday, March 20 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 April 17th program will feature MN author
Mary Knutson speaking about her recent book:
Maja & Me, My journey with my lesbian daughter.

 

February at PFLAG Twin Cities

Please join us for our February meeting and support groups.
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Tuesday, February 20 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.

January, 2018 at PFLAG Twin Cities

Please join us for our January meeting and support groups.
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Tuesday, January 16 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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December at PFLAG Twin Cities

Please join us for our December program where noted theologian/author Austin Hartke will discuss his relationship with faith and his new book: Transforming:  The Bible and the lives of Transgender Christians.
Austen Hartke is the creator of the YouTube series “Transgender and Christian,” which seeks to understand, interpret, and share parts of the Bible that relate to gender identity and the lives of transgender individuals. Austen is a graduate of Luther Seminary’s Master of Arts program in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies, and is the winner of the 2014 John Milton Prize in Old Testament Writing from the same institution. Currently, Austen lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he is preparing to release a collection of biblical and modern narratives from gender-non-conforming people of faith. His book “Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians,” will be published with Westminster John Knox Press, and released on April 7th, 2018.
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Tuesday, December 19th , 2017 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.

November at PFLAG Twin Cities

Out of the Blue:
A Mother’s Memoir of Our Family’s Transgender Experience
 ”Out of the Blue” is a mother’s story of her family’s transformation after learning their daughter wanted to become their son.  Part study on GLBT social issues, part revelation of the personal journey toward accepting her transgender child, the author suggests that parents who say, “I just want my child to be happy.” might not realize what that really means.
RoxAnne Moore will read from her memoir followed by a question & answer period and discussion of the book.
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Tuesday, November 21st , 2017 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.

October at PFLAG Twin Cities

Please join PFLAG Twin Cities for our October meeting and support groups!

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Tuesday, October 17th , 2017 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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September 19 at PFLAG Twin Cities

Guest Speaker: Billy Eloy from Trans Health Services in the Twin Cities
Billy will lead a panel including Trans Teen Leaders.

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, September 19th, 2017 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.
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Parents coming out in support of their LGBTQ children

PFLAG Twin Cities recently partnered with 3M on a very special project promoting parents coming out in support of their LGBTQ children.    Click on the link below to experience a short video of their unconditional love and support.

For more information on this wonderful project, please visit:  http://parentscomingout.com/