PFLAG Boulder County 2016 Programs and Events
PFLAG’s Boulder County meetings will rotate among three venues: FUMC in Boulder, Cairn Christian Church in Lafayette, and FUMC in Longmont.
A confidential support group for newcomers (PFLAG and TYES) meets an hour before each program, from 2:00pm, at the program location.
May Event: International Family Equality Day
Sunday, May 1st, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Heart of Longmont Methodist Church (formerly known as First Methodist Church of Longmont), 350 11th Ave., Longmont, CO.
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Co-Sponsored by Boulder County PFLAG and TYES.
For more information, contact: Eleanor A. Hubbard, Boulder County PFLAG, 303-817-6536.
Upcoming Program Summary (subject to change)
June Event: 12/06/2016 Annual Awards Banquet (Location: FUMC Boulder)
Previous 2016 Programs
April Event: Safe Schools
Presenter: Lauren Cikara – Safe Schools Manager, One Colorado
Sunday, April 10th, 3:00pm
First United Methodist Church (also known as Heart of Longmont), 350 11th Ave., Longmont, CO.
Lauren will talk with us about current school climate and what is happening around the Denver/Boulder area with regard to supporting LGBTQ youth in schools. This is an opportunity to learn more about the laws supporting LGBTQ youth and to ask questions about things you might be dealing with in your child’s district.
March Event: PFLAG/TYES First Annual Gender Expansive Fashion Show and Fundraiser
Sunday, March 13th, 3:00pm
First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO.
This will be a kid-friendly interactive program with art and conversation games facilitated by Dr. Eleanor A. Hubbard
- This is a family friendly event, but there is no child care. Parents are responsible for their own children.
- There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door for the benefit of PFLAG/TYES children’s programs.
- Trans-Kin: A Guide for Family and Friends of Transgender People will be available for a suggested donation of $20; all proceeds will be donated to PFLAG/TYES children’s programs.
- This is Boulder County PFLAG’s regular program meeting, but there will not be support groups prior to the program.
February Program: Full Membership for LGBTQ in the Evangelical Church?
Sunday, February 14th, 3:00pm
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 506 Appia Way, Louisville, CO.
America’s Evangelical churches have shown inconsistency in how they respond to the transgender community. Drawing on workshops she presented at the PFLAG National Convention and at the Gay Christian Network national conference, Rev. Dr. Paula Williams will explain the current Evangelical landscape as it relates to LGBTQ issues. She will allow plenty of time for questions, and strategizing an approach to Evangelical churches.
Dr. Paula Williams was the CEO of one of America’s largest church planting organizations, a preaching pastor at two megachurches, a magazine editor, and a seminary instructor. After 35 years in New York, Paula moved to Lyons, Colorado, where she currently serves as a pastoral counselor and church consultant. Paula has three grown children and five granddaughters.
January Event: Straight Spouses
Sunday, January 10th, 3:00pm
First United Methodist Church, 350 11th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.
When Carol Grever’s husband came out in 1991, she came to Boulder PFLAG for support and information. At the time, few books or resources addressed the issues of mixed-orientation marriages; little was known about it. Under PFLAG’s auspices, chapter president Jean Hodges helped form the city’s first Straight Spouse Network support group to help Carol and other straight spouses who came forward.
Since then, Carol has become a recognized authority on this complicated issue. Her books and documentary inform and empower straight spouses and their families. She also maintains a blog, http://www.straightspouseconnection.com/, that has received well over 100,000 hits, and also does peer counseling locally. Carol will give the PFLAG program on January 10, speaking on straight spouse stages of recovery and personal lessons from her own experience.
Carol Grever is a writer and recognized spokesperson on straight spouse recovery. She has published two books and produced a documentary about mixed-orientation relationships. She’s been interviewed on radio shows on three continents and has appeared on network television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America, and The Early Show. Her latest book is a collection of poetry, Glimpses, that effectively depicts an evolving life. She is also a physical fitness enthusiast and is a long-time volunteer instructor at the Mapleton Y.