Dear Abby: Transgender playmate poses a challenge to girl's grandma
DEAR ABBY: My 7-year-old granddaughter, "Leyla," has a playmate who is a transgender girl. My fear is that she may find out the truth and feel betrayed by her playmate as well as me. Should I explain it to her?
It doesn't matter to me that her friend is transgender because I have always believed that a person's most important trait is having good morals. I'm an upfront and honest person. However, with respect to this subject, I feel... Read More
Annual Membership Drive
October is the beginning of the membership year for PFLAG chapters, and we’d love to welcome new members. If you attend meetings, or know of someone who has benefited from our meetings, please consider joining PFLAG Gainesville. Membership costs $40 per year for an individual, $60 for a family membership, or $25 for students.
In return for your membership, you will receive quarterly newsletters from PFLAG National, you will be added to our chapter... Read More
Statement on Transgender Protections
Statement from PFLAG Gainesville Chapter President Kate Haskell:
PFLAG Gainesville is not a political organization. We don't seek to influence which politicians get elected. Our job is supporting, advocating for, and educating about LGBTQ people and their loved ones. We do our best to love the LGBTQ people in our lives, and we do whatever we can to help families who are struggling toward acceptance. We have family members all over the LGBTQ spectrum:... Read More
Activist Training this Week
Equality Florida is holding an activist training in Gainesville on Feb. 9 at 6PM. If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved locally, you can RSVP here: eqfl.org/gvillevol. This event is free and attendees will walk away with a LGBTQ legislative update, information about our Gainesville 2017 priorities, and tools they can use in their community, congregations, schools, and organizations to take action for LGBTQ equality locally and... Read More
Collecting Donations in November and December
Each fall PFLAG Gainesville collects donations for a local charity, and this year we will be collecting for Peaceful Paths during November and December. If you'd like to donate, check out the Needs List below and bring a few of these items to either of the next two chapter meetings.
November chapter meeting: Tuesday, 11/15
December chapter meeting: Tuesday, 12/20
Annual Membership Drive
If you're involved with PFLAG Gainesville or even if you're supportive of our mission to support, educate about, and advocate for LGBTQ people and their loved ones, please consider joining PFLAG Gainesville or renewing your membership for 2015-2016.
For $40 you can officially join PFLAG Gainesville as an individual member. Family memberships are only $60, and if you're a student, you can join for just $25.
Membership in PFLAG Gainesville will... Read More
PFLAG Family Reunion
Do you like live music, craft beer, food trucks, and chances to win great prizes? Then the PFLAG Family Reunion is an event tailor made for you! Join PFLAG Gainesville as we kick off Gainesville's Pride Days festivities and celebrate families of all shapes, sizes, and combinations.
Where: First Magnitude Brewing Company
When: October 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
For additional details, be sure to like... Read More
Call for Nominations for the Abby Goldsmith Young Activist Award
The Human Rights Council of North Central Florida is seeking nominations for the premiere recipient of the Abby Goldsmith Young Activist Award. The award is intended for a young person who has shown exceptional promise in achieving and furthering positive social change with regard to human rights and social justice.
The HRCNCF Board of Directors will select the award winner from nominations submitted by September 9. The award will be presented at a... Read More
Today's Historic Marriage Equality Decision
Today, the Surpeme Court justices affirmed that PFLAG's core values are values shared by the United States of America. In doing so, they also stood with nearly 60% of Americans who were in favor of granting every citizen in America the right to love and make a visible public commitment to their chosen partner.
Families all across America will soon have the same rights and protections, regardless of the sexual and romantic orientations of the people... Read More
Leadership Changes for PFLAG Gainesville
Russ Roy, the president of PFLAG Gainesville since October of 2014, has decided to resign the presidency as well as membership on the PFLAG Board. I hope that each of you will join us in thanking Russ for his willingness to serve the PFLAG Gainesville membership during our first leadership transition. It's that willingness to serve when needed that has made this iteration of PFLAG Gainesville so successful. Thank you, Russ.... Read More
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