Events & Meetings

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.

January at PFLAG Twin Cities

Join us in our new location for our January meeting and small support groups.

 

Sabathani Community Center

310 East 38th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55409

 

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 from 6:30PM to 8:45PM

Program 6:30 PM to 7:30PM.  Transforming Families.

Small support groups 7:30PM to 8:45PM

 

Directions if traveling from the north on Highway 35W:

Go south Highway 35W from Minneapolis and take the 35th Street exit.

Go left on 35th Street 4 blocks east to 4th Avenue South.

Go right on 4th Avenue South 3 blocks south to East 38th Street.

Go right on East 38th Street ½ block and turn right into the parking lot.

 

Directions if traveling from the south on Highway 35W:

Go north on Highway 35W towards Minneapolis and take the 36th Street exit.

Go right on 36th Street 3 blocks east to 4th Avenue South.

Go right on 4th Avenue South 2 blocks to East 38th Street.

Go right on East 38th Street ½ block and turn into the parking lot.

PFLAG Holiday Party

 

Please join us for our Annual PFLAG Holiday Party featuring the voices of the Calliope Women’s Chorus.  We will have food, beverages, entertainment, and socializing.

Our small support groups will be held upon request starting at 3:45PM.

              

 

Sunday, December 21 at 2:00 PM

Mayflower UCC

106 East Diamond Lake Road

Minneapolis, MN 55419  

 

 

November PFLAG Twin Cities meeting

“I do”  The Legal, financial, and social benefits of marriage.

The recent expansion of marriage equality has opened opportunities and provided new benefits to the LGBT community not dealt with previously. This month’s program will cover the benefits of all legally recognized marriages, in which our three panelists will each share their specialized knowledge, with a Q & A session  following.

Trisha Falvey, M.A., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in St. Louis Park, MN. She created a Pre-marital education and counseling program specifically for same gender couples in 2009 and is thrilled that now, upon completion, same gender couples receive a discount on their marriage license.

Melissa J. Houghtaling, j.d. has developed a family law practice that is focused on cost-effective and creative solutions for traditional and non-traditional families of Minnesota.

From the exciting time when relationships and families are just beginning to the difficult time when relationships are changing and/or ending, Melissa believes that individuals and families are best served when expectations are clear, honest, and based in realistic outcomes.

 

Christopher D. Bentley,MBA, CFP®, CLU®

 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc
.Financial Advisor / Wealth Management / Vice President.

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ , CHARTERED LIFE UNDERWRITER™  Investments · Insurance · Retirement.

Chris works with couples and individuals to provide personalized financial, investment advice, and guidance to help achieve financial security and for retirement preparedness.

 

Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 PM

Mayflower UCC

106 East Diamond Lake Road

Minneapolis, MN 55419

October 19th PFLAG meeting

Youth Tell Their Coming Out Stories

October 11th is National Coming Out Day and for our October PFLAG meeting we have invited LGBTQ youth to share their personal coming out stories with you.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Mayflower UCC

106 East Diamond Lake Road

Minneapolis, MN 55419

Parents of Trans youth speak out.

In the last decade there has been a substantial increase in the number of families who are acknowledging and supporting children who exhibit gender variant behavior.  Join us for our August meeting, which will feature a panel of parents sharing their stories of challenges and triumphs navigating the educational and legal system and medical communities to help their children live as their affirmed gender.

Leslie Lagerstrom is the creator of the blog Transparenthood™, which chronicles her family’s experience raising a transgender child. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is a speaker for Welcoming Schools – a nationwide initiative  to foster safe classroom environments.

Jennifer Tell is a resident of White Bear Lake, MN.  She is married and has 2 children, a transgender son who is 10, and a daughter who is 8. She runs a dance studio in the northern metro.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Mayflower UCC

106 East Diamond Lake Roaf

Minneapolis, MN 55419