Grant to Fund PFLAG Outreach

We are pleased to announce that PFLAG Boulder County has been awarded $3000 from the Open Door Fund toward general operating expenses.  Our annual dues allow us to maintain our monthly meetings. However, community outreach and education projects have been supported by Open Door Fund grants since its inception in l996.

The board will decide how to allocate this year’s  money to support the following goals and projects for 2009-2010 that were set at our June Planning Retreat:   expand our presence in east county communities through media advertising; sponsor two special events in Longmont; initiate a St. Vrain Safe Schools Coalition;  reach out to parents of OASOS and GSA youth by providing a brunch and special programming; develop a Straight for Equality program for faith communities; encourage progressive county area clergy to work for more inclusive congregations; and help to fund the $10,000 needed to produce a transgender education film to be co-directed by Carol Christensen and Gus Spheeris.

Clearly the $3000 will not cover all costs, but it does provide stimulus for making us brave enough to reach out to our Boulder County community in innovative ways.

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