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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/

 

PFLAG Twin Cities in July

Queer Youth and Social Media
   
We want to help parents understand how social media sites work for (and against) their LGBTQ children.Young people need the internet to engage with others, and in many cases, to be totally anonymous while exploring social media. We want to empower parents to be able to keep their kids safe without violating their privacy.

Elise Bargman will explain today’s social media favored by LGBTQIA youth.

Elise Bargman is a recent graduate of St. Louis Park High School, where she served as president of the Gender Sexuality Alliance (formerly the Gay-Straight Alliance) for three years. She has led two school staff professional development trainings about supporting LGBTQ students, and is currently lobbying the school board to pass a policy to protect transgender students. Additionally, she was an intern at OutFront Minnesota and the cohost of the 2015 MN GSA Network Youth Summit. She will be attending Grinnell College in the fall.

Tuesday, July 18, 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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In addition to the meetings and in person support groups, 
PFLAG Twin Cites also hosts an online support chat room each Wednesday evening from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Just log into:
https://www.wireclub.com/chat/room/lgtbq_pflag_support_

Everyone is welcome to join in for support and comradery.

 

Join PFLAG Twin Cities for Pride

Happy Pride!
PFLAG Twin Cities invites you to walk with us in the Minneapolis, Gay Pride Parade on this Sunday, June 25th.
This year PFLAG Twin Cities is unit #68 (out of 144 units) and we will be gathering on the northwest corner of 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis at 10:00 am.
We will have a decorated car to walk beside and we will have signs and rainbow umbrellas for you to use if you would like.  Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
The parade will progress west on 3rd Street, south on Hennepin Avenue, and end at Loring Park where the Pride Festival will be taking place.
We hope you can join us!
Pride parade line up location

PFLAG Twin Cities partners with 3M for a June event

PFLAG Twin Cities partners with 3M for a special June Pride event!
   
This year for the Pride celebration in Minneapolis, PFLAG Twin Cities is partnering with 3M on a very special project to promote and celebrate the love, understanding, and support of parents for their LGBTQ children.
On Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30 pm, 3M representatives will be at the monthly PFLAG meeting to take photo portraits and/or video clips of parents proclaiming support of their LGBTQ children.  The photos and videos will be mixed in with other visuals and displayed at the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park on June 24 & 25.
LGBTQIA persons are welcome to attend the meeting, but the real focus will be on the parents who wish to express pride and support of their LGBTQ loved ones.
PFLAG invites you to share in this wonderful show of pride by taking part in this special project and continue the example of loving support started by Jeanne Manford, the founder of PFLAG, when she marched in her first Pride Parade 45 years ago.
Date changed from June 20th to the 13th!
 
Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
(Photo/video participation is optional)
Support groups will be held at 7:30 pm following the event.