Mourning Wayne Castello
All of us here at PFLAG Gainesville are mourning the loss of Wayne Castello. Wayne was instrumental in getting PFLAG Gainesville up and running, and we will always be grateful for the work that he did. Wayne was there for us every time we needed him, helping us set up our non-profit status, reviewing our bylaws, and helping in dozens of ways with a friendly smile on his face. Wayne never asked for payment for all this help, and it's hard to imagine founding... Read More
PFLAG St. Augustine's Wine and Buffet Dinner
On this Saturday, December 6, our sister PFLAG chapter over in St. Augustine will be holding a wine and buffet dinner to honor Jody Huckaby, Executive Director of PFLAG National. Mr. Huckaby will speak after dinner about the topic "Gay Rights Are Human Rights".
The event is sponsored by Amnesty International and is free and open to the public, but you will need to RSVP by December 5 if you plan on attending. You can RSVP with Jo Anne Engelbert either... Read More
PFLAG Gainesville Welcomes New Board Members and Officers
On Tuesday, October 21, PFLAG Gainesville held our Annual Membership Meeting, welcoming one new board member and electing a new slate of officers for the coming year. Russ Roy will be stepping in to fill the role of chapter president along with Kate Haskell as vice president and Debbie Carr as treasurer. Cheryl Kaplan is joining the board of directors this year where she will be serving alongside Jim and Mary Freeman, Allyson Haskell, former chapter president... Read More
Red Soul Days 2014
PFLAG Gainesville is honored that the organizers of Red Soul Days here in Gainesville have select us as one of their chosen charities. We have a proud record of working to help increase understanding and acceptance of our LGBTQ loved ones, and we're actively working in the community on issues like bullying and LGBTQ youth homelessness. Their donation will help us continue to work to change our community for the better.
About Red Soul Days:... Read More
PFLAG Statement on the American College of Pediatricians (ACP)
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Gainesville has taken an interest in the recent controversy surrounding positions espoused by the American College of Pediatricians (ACP). The mission of PFLAG includes promoting the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end... Read More
Wells Fargo Foundation Award
PFLAG Gainesville are pleased to have received a Wells Fargo Foundation award for 2014. We are grateful to our friends at Wells Fargo for the support they have shown our chapter, and we look forward to helping more people together in the coming year.
UF Lavender Graduation After Party
This year, PFLAG Gainesville co-sponsored a New Alumni Networking Social after Lavendar Graduation for the new UF graduates. PFLAG members Nancy, Bill, and Steve said that everyone had a great time and that it was great to have a chance to work with our friends in UF LGBT Affairs.
Holiday Social & Potluck a Sweet Ending to a Successful Year
Pictured: Sita's made from scratch PFLAG Cake.
PFLAG Gainesville's end of year holiday gathering was a delicious affair with close to twenty feet of table space attired with many homemade and colorful potluck contributions. The ambiance was warm and cozy, the company merry and bright. Thank you to all who helped to achieve such a lovely gathering. The Chapter has much to celebrate as this year comes to a close, and it is because of the commitment of... Read More
PFLAG Gainesville Welcomes Four New Members To Board of Directors
At Tuesday, October 15th's Annual Membership Meeting, the Gainesville Chapter of PFLAG voted in a new slate of Officers, and welcomed the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors. For the fiscal year October 2013 - September 2014, our leadership will consist of Ellen Louis (continuing) as President, Russ Roy stepping up to Vice President, Debbie Carr (continuing) in the role of Treasurer, with Kate Haskell now filling the Secretarial duties.... Read More
LGBT Intimate Partner Violence Support Group
From the Communications Office for Alachua County, FL:
Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center is offering a 10 week support group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) survivors of "Intimate Partner Violence." The group begins in late October and is free of charge. This support group will allow survivors of intimate... Read More
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