It’s that time of the year again! Volunteers are needed to staff the 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 (email@example.com) with your availability. We look forward to seeing you at this great event supporting the Boulder County LGBTQ community!
Read this amazing article in The Huffington Post on Boulder’s own Nicole Garcia. Nicole is soon to be ordained as a pastor in the Lutheran (ELCA) church. “Nicole is a wonderful example of the way in which changing attitudes and policies in the church are expanding horizons for ministry,” said the Rev. Ron Roschke, assistant to the bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA.
Sunday, August 9th, 3:00pm
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 506 W. Via Appia Way, Louisville, CO 80037
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A Time for Your Two Cents. We’d like to hear about how you think PFLAG Boulder County is doing, what you think we ought to be doing and what you’d like for us to include in our programs and activities. We want to know your ideas and suggestions for program topics and speakers, your thoughts about community outreach and how we can collaborate with others to make our schools safer, our youth and their parents more involved, our transgender families better supported and our faith communities more welcoming.
Our chapter is 23 years old this year! PFLAG Boulder County needs you in order to continue to thrive and we value your input.
NOTE NEW LOCATION: Please join us on August 9th at 3 p.m. at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 506 W. Via Appia Way, Louisville CO 80037. The phone number is 303-666-4655. Parking is in the rear of the church and you enter the church through the double doors.
A confidential support group meets an hour before the program, at 2 p.m.
From Jean Hodges, PFLAG National President
“Love is love” has won a victory on this day! June 26, 2015 will live in the annals of American history as a landmark day in human rights because marriage equality is now the law of our land.
It has been a 22-year journey for justice by our PFLAG Boulder County chapter which began with the agonizing disbelief of a handful of Boulder parents, allies, and LGBT people that Colorado citizens voted to make discrimination against gays and lesbians a constitutional amendment. We few were joined by many across Boulder County and eventually across our country that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their families deserve full legal rights. We are proud and deeply moved by the social progress that has evolved in our lifetime. We are grateful to legislators and judges whose policies and decisions have affirmed our passion for change.
However, as we know all too painfully about racial equality, passing laws is only the beginning of erasing the prejudice that affects attitudes and behaviors. As we mourn the loss of lives of black Americans in Charleston on this same day, we reaffirm our commitment to bring “liberty and justice for all” a reality for all our citizens. PFLAG in its 375 chapters in all our fifty states will continue its work to change minds and hearts to make real the American Dream of equality for our transgender brothers and sisters, our racial and ethnic minorities, all who do not yet feel safe and welcome to be who they are.
Today I will hang my American flag from my balcony as a symbol of hope and of recommitment to continue the work for full equality and belonging for all Americans.
Sunday, June 14th, 5:00pm
First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302.
RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/1444508552521003/
The Annual Appreciation Awards Banquet will be very special this year. There are eight 2015 Awardees to celebrate!
LGBT Outstanding Activist of the Year: Nicole Garcia
Outstanding Educator Appreciation Award: Tobey Bassoff
Outstanding LGBT Youth: Gabriella Bell
Outstanding Business Ally: Menchie’s of Lafayette, CO
Outstanding Faith Ally: Rev. Dr. Charisa Hunter-Crump of Cairn Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lafayette, CO
Jean and Jack Hodges Social Activism Scholarship Recipients: Evan Young and Michael Clymer
Recognition of Service: Louise and Herb Crede
The PFLAG Board will supply table settings, beverages and main dishes, to include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Please bring side dishes, veggies and salads. Parking is free off of 15th Street between Spruce and Pine Street. Enter the double glass doors near the circular drive. Everyone is invited to join us and we look forward to seeing you there!
Sunday, May 3rd, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cairn Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1700 Stonehenge, Lafayette, CO 80026.
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On May 3, 2015, LGBTQI family organizations from around the world will join forces, for the fourth time, to increase the international visibility of LGBTQI families. Regardless of different legal, political and social circumstances around the world, the dramatic increase in the numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQI) people choosing to raise children is a global phenomenon.
Join PFLAG Boulder County in celebrating International Family Equality Day from 1-3 p.m. Please bring a potluck dish to share. There will be games for children of all ages, as well as LGBTQI Trivia for the adults.
There will be no program on Sunday, May 10th on account of Mother’s Day.