Events & Meetings

May program and support groups at PFLAG Twin Cities

This month our meeting program will be held from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and be followed by our support groups from 7:30 pm until 8:45 pm.
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 Please join us for our May program and support groups.
Tuesday, May 21st, 6:30 – 8:45 pm.
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416

April at PFLAG Twin Cities

Please join us for our April 16th support groups.
Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30 – 7:45 pm.
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
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We will be having a program at our May meeting which will be followed by our support groups.
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PFLAG Twin Cities is altering our monthly meetings:
At every other monthly meeting we will be holding special programs we feel may be of interest to you, along with our regular Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans support groups.  In the alternate months, we will meet and hold our support groups only.
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March at PFLAG Twin Cities

Have you ever heard someone say that it’s not possible to be transgender AND a Christian?
Do you have questions about the verses in the Bible that talk about things like clothing and gender roles?
Not sure how to hold on to your faith and love your nonbinary teen?
Join Austen Hartke as he leads a journey through Christian scripture, digging into the passages used against transgender people, and highlighting the stories of the Bible’s gender-non-conformers.
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.
Austen also enjoys working with gender-diverse youth and families as the Faith Coordinator for the nonprofit organization Gender Spectrum.
As a transgender person of faith, Austen’s greatest passion is helping other trans and gender-non-conforming people see themselves in scripture.
Austen Hartke is the author of “Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians,” a new book on theology and personal narratives published by Westminster John Knox Press in 2018.
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 Please join us for our March program and support groups.
Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30 – 8:45 pm.
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
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February at PFLAG Twin Cities

PFLAG Twin Cities is altering our monthly meetings:
 
Starting every other month in 2019, we will be holding special programs we feel may be of interest to you, along with our regular Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans support groups.  In the alternate months, we will meet and hold our support groups only.
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 Please join us for our February 19th support groups.
Tuesday, February 19th, 6:30 – 7:45 pm.
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
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In March MN author Austen Hartke will discuss his new book:

Transforming; The Bible & the Lives of Transgender Christians.

January at PFLAG Twin Cities

Join us for our January 15th program and support groups.
 Transgender Resources Presentation
 The January program will feature videos intended to answer some of your questions about gender, language and the Transgender community.
Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
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Upcoming events include March when MN author Austen Hartke will discuss his new book:  Transforming; The Bible & the Lives of Transgender Christians.

December at PFLAG Twin Cities

Happy Holidays from PFLAG Twin Cities
Please join us for a Holiday party.

We will be serving hot chocolate and cookies, along with great conversation – all in a relaxed atmosphere from 6:30 until 7:30 pm.

We will then break out into our small, confidential, support groups until 8:30 pm.

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
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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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