Events & Meetings

Announcing the formation of a Burnsville, MN PFLAG chapter!!!

Looking for support in the South Metro area?

Check out the new PFLAG group starting up in Burnsville! All are welcome!

http://popmn.org/event/pflag-support-group/2015-10-12/

PFLAG Support Group

October 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

2nd Monday of the month 6:30 – 8:00 pm,

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Twin Cities has supported parents, friends,
family and allies of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual persons since 1973.
Parents & Family: You are not alone. PFLAG can help you understand your loved one’s sexuality or gender idendity. Our chapter members come from many walks of life and share similar feelings and experiences. PFLAG is a place of love and acceptance.
Friends & Allies: We offer support to families and friends who are going through their own coming out process when they learn that a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
GLBTQ: PFLAG is family! We welcome all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning people to be a part of our family because we understand and can offer unconditional support. We provide a safe space to figure out how to “come out” to your loved ones, to support your loved one, and to be supported if your biological family will not accept you. GLBT people are always welcome at our table.
Straight Spouse: It can be devastating when your spouse comes out or discloses being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. When this happens, the straight spouse and children often go into their
own closet. You need to know, you’re not alone. Straight spouse support is available. Following our regular monthly program, we have a separate room and a group facilitator who has relevant experience to share stories and solutions with straight spouses and their families.

Details

Date:  October 12
Time:  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Organizer

Leu Killion
Phone:  952-898-9320
Email:  lkillion@popmn.org

October at PFLAG Twin Cities

Minnesota NICE!
Making GLBT History in the Heartland
While almost everyone has heard of Stonewall and Harvey Milk, GLBT history was made in big and small ways all over the country. Minnesota has played a role in many important moments in GLBT history – from some of the first sex reassignment surgeries to the first gay marriage. We have something for everyone to be proud of as you will find in this brief survey of Minnesota GLBT history and the contents of the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Lisa Vecoli is the curator of the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries. In her previous careers she has worked in shelters for battered women and in the political system. Her first involvement with the Tretter Collection was as a board member, solicited in the hope that her +4,000 book library might one day join the archive. Her goals are to preserve GLBT history and diversify the voices in the archive.
                                                                 Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM
In the 3rd floor Conference Center at
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM  
following the program.

September at PFLAG Twin Cities

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Social media and LGBTQIA youth.
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.

Our speaker will help explain today’s social media favored by LGBTQIA youth.

                                                                Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM
In the 3rd floor Conference Center at
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM  
following the program.

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Transgender and the Minneapolis VA

For our August meeting we will have as our guest speaker  Sandi Laske.

Sandi is a social worker with the Minneapolis Veteran’s Administration and works with the transgender  community.  Sandi will speak on the transgender program developed at the VA as well as other local and national LGBT programs she has developed.

                                                                    Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM
In the 3rd floor Conference Center at
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM  following the program.

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PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford marches alongside her gay son Morty in the New York Pride March on June 25, 1972.  She carries a sign calling for parents to unit in support of their gay and lesbian children.  The first PFLAG meeting was held on March 26, 1973.  The rest is history.  Our History.

Our July meting will focus on the history, mission and work of PFLAG from 1973 through today.  We will share with you what PFLAG means and does through a lively multimedia presentation including video, PowerPoint, and personal speakers.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 6:30 PM
In the 3rd floor Conference Center at
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55409

  Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM

June 18th at PFLAG Twin Cities

For PFLAG’s June meeting, and in honor of Pride, we will be showing a short story from the movie “If These Walls Could Talk II” staring Ellen DeGeneres and Sharon Stone.  We will be serving free popcorn and drinks during and after the movie!
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Following the movie short, we will be supplying free materials for you to express yourself by create signs to carry or use at the Pride Festival or the Pride Parade on June 27th and 28th.  We last held this activity 2 years ago and it was a fun time.
   
 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM
In the 3rd floor Conference Center at
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM following the program.

May meeting at PFLAG

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Our May program will start with a special screening of Facing Fear, a documentary short, that has been nominated for an Oscar.

Synopsis:
As a 13 year-old, Matthew Boger was thrown out of his home for being gay. While living on the streets of Hollywood, he was savagely beaten in a back alley by a group of neo-Nazi skinheads. Boger managed to survive the attack and escape life on the streets. Twenty-five years later, Boger found himself in a chance meeting with a former neo-Nazi skinhead, Tim Zaal. The two men soon realized that they had met before…Zaal was one of the attackers who beat Boger and left him for dead.

With their worlds turned upside down, the two embarked on a journey of forgiveness and reconciliation that challenged both to grapple with their own beliefs and fears. Neither could imagine that it would to lead to an improbable collaboration…and friendship.
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Following the documentary short we will be joined by a live panel of LGBTQIA youth who will share their insights and experiences of modern day cyber bulling.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM
In the 3rd floor Conference Center at
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM  following the program.

April meeting at PFLAG

For April, PFLAG is featuring:

LGBT Community Building Through Music.
We will have a speakers panel of 3 long time members of the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus.   Davis Anderson, Paul Blom, and Glen Olson will share their own stories and insights on how being members of an openly gay organization has affected them personally and how in turn, the chorus has affected the LGBT and straight communities through the power of music.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
In the 3rd floor Conference Center at:

Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM following the program.

March Program at PFLAG

Please Join us for our March meeting as we explore the topic of Evolving Families. 

Come prepared for an insightful and productive conversation.

 

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:30 PM

In the 3rd floor Conference Center at Sabathani Community Center

310 East 38th Street. Minneapolis, MN 55409

Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM following the program.  

 

February meeting at PFLAG

Please Join us for our February meeting as we explore the importance of race and ethnicity when it comes to gender and sexuality.
We hope to foster greater intercultural competence and sensitivity with those from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, understanding that not everyone comes out the same way.
Come prepared for an insightful and productive conversation with Lawrence Richardson, writer, pastor, social media strategist, and social activist.

Lawrence Richardson is the Pastor of the Shift United
Church of Christ and writer for The Salt Collective.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 6:30 PM

In the 3rd floor Conference Center at
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM.