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Annual Holiday Potluck

Sunday, December 13th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302.

Join us for food and fun during our annual winter holiday banquet! This year, we are planning a “taco bar” theme – more details about the entertainment program to follow soon – do keep an eye out, and save the date!

Important Note: We will not have our regular support group for PFLAG/TYES. If you do need support that day, please contact us to possibly set up an informal support meeting on a case-by-case basis.

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A Place in the Middle

A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE is the true story of a young Hawaiian girl who dreams of leading her school’s all-male hula troupe, and of an inspiring teacher who uses traditional culture to empower her. Find out more, download free guides and resources, and take the Pledge of Aloha at the project website,

Watch the entire documentary by clicking on the video below:

A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE from A Place in the Middle on Vimeo.

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PFLAG’s Gender Expansive Fashion Show

WHO: Youth grades K-1fashion-show2

WHEN: To Be Determined, Postponed until Spring 2016

WHERE: Location To Be Determined


Do you know a gender expansive or trans* child or teen that is into fashion?

Are you looking for a safe place to express yourself and your gender in a creative way?

This event is for you! PFLAG is holding a gender expansive fashion show to showcase the many different ways people can dress and express themselves across the gender spectrum.

Click here to download a flyer for distribution.

For more information please contact Kimberly Jackson at

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November Event: The Risks and Joys of Being Transgender presented by Nicole Garcia, MA NCC

Sunday, November 8th, trans-awareness-month3:00pm
Unity Columbine Spiritual Center, 8900 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80303

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In honor of Transgender Awareness Month, Nicole will talk about the tremendous losses in the transgender community, especially transgender women of color who were targeted for violence, as well as persecution faced by this community under the umbrella of religious protection laws. She will also talk about her experiences facilitating at conferences and as a keynote speaker this year as she lives out her ministry of proclaiming the inclusive gospel.

Nicole is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Longmont. Nicole is a gender specialist which means the majority of her clients are delving into what gender means to them. Nicole is also a candidate for ordained ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As such, she is pursuing a master of divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN through a distributed learning program.

Important Note: A confidential support group for both PFLAG and TYES meets an hour before the program, from 2-3 p.m.

NOTE NEW LOCATION: Please join us on November 8th at 3 p.m. at Unity Columbine Spiritual Center, 8900 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80303.

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October Event: Breaking the Silence – Honoring the Voices of LGBTQ Youth and Allies in Supporting Our Teachers

Sunday, October 11th, 3:00pm
First United Methodist Church, 350 11th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501

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A Queer Endeavor is a local initiative housedA Queer Endeavor in the CU-Boulder School of Education and led by Bethy Leonardi, PhD, and Sara Staley, PhD. It is focused on supporting teachers and school communities around topics of gender and sexual diversity. They seek to create school cultures that affirm gender and sexual diversity, move beyond the anti-bullying discourse and work toward systemic change.

In April of 2013, A Queer Endeavor hosted “An Evening with LGBTQ Youth and Allies.” The intention of the evening was to open a conversation among 14 middle, high school, and college students and 75 pre-service and in-service teachers from local school districts. They filmed that event, as well as 30-plus interviews with students, teachers, and LGBTQ community members, and created a documentary film, Breaking the Silence: Honoring the Voices of LGBTQ Youth and Allies in Supporting our Teachers.  They also created curricular materials to accompany the documentary. They now regularly use the film to “break the silence” in our community by collaborating with schools of education locally and across the country.

Bethy Leonardi, PhD, and Sara Staley, PhD, both of A Queer Endeavor, will screen the film at our October meeting.  Following the screening, they will lead a discussion regarding their use of the film in training educators and administrators within Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District and how they seek to disrupt heteronormativity, heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia, and gendered harassment in educational spaces and beyond.

A confidential support group meets an hour before the program, at 2 p.m.

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Boulder Pridefest Volunteers Needed

It’s that time of the year again! Volunteers are needed to staff pridefest_picturethe PFLAG Boulder County Booth at Boulder Pridefest, a wonderful event sponsored by OUT Boulder, on September 13th from 9:30am to 6pm, at Boulder Central Park (13th & Canyon).

Please click here for the schedule and kindly circulate it around your groups. If you’d like to volunteer at this fun event, please email Kristen Kinard ( with your availability. We look forward to seeing you at this great event supporting the Boulder County LGBTQ community!

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