CANCELLED PFLAG Meeting and RYA for Feb. 9, 2015

Due to the snow & possibility of unsafe roads, we’ve made a decision to CANCEL both PFLAG Columbia-Howard County’s RYA meeting as well as the General Meeting for February 9, 2016.

SnowflakesWe’ve rescheduled this important meeting to April 12,2016 at 7:30 p.m.


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Join us on Tuesday Feb 9th at 7:30 p.m. for a Community Listening Session led by FreeState Legal & Equality MD


FreeState Legal and Equality Maryland recently announced that they are merging to form a comprehensive, statewide legal and policy advocacy organization to improve the lives of LGBTQ people across Maryland.  As part of this merger, they are re-envisioning the way we do LGBTQ advocacy in Maryland, and want to hear from you about what their mission, vision, priorities, and name should be. Please join this important conversation to let them know your needs and what your hopes are for their work in the coming years. They will be hosting listening sessions around the state to make sure they are truly hearing from the community.  These community discussions will inform their  strategic planning and merger process, and they will host a celebration event to announce the organization’s new name, priorities, and mission.

Please join us to share your thoughts on the most important needs of the LGBTQ community.Tuesday February 9, 2016 at 7:30 Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD  21045

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Scholarship Applications now being accepted by PFLAG Columbia-Howard Co.

PFLAG Columbia-Howard County  is now accepting applications for a $2,000. Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.  

Cick Here to see further details and download the Application.
Application must be postmarked by April 9, 2016.

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PFLAG Chapter to Present Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement – January 12, 2016

PFLAG Columbia-Howard County will be presenting the movie Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement. All meetings are free, confidential and open to the public.

  • When: Tuesday January 12, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
  • Where: Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045

After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer are finally getting married. From the early ‘60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through many battles, both personal and political. Edie Windsor was the plaintiff in the case in which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA.

A discussion will follow the presentation.
Edie - Thea Film


About PFLAG Columbia-Howard County:
PFLAG promotes the health and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer persons, their families and friends through:
Support – to cope with an adverse society
Education – to enlighten an ill-informed public
Advocacy – to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
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You’re Invited ! PFLAG Annual Holiday Potluck meeting – Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

You’re Invited to PFLAG’s Holiday Potluck Dinner Party – Tuesday Dec. 8 at 7:30pm

Please join us at our  December meeting
for  our Annual  Holiday Potluck Dinner Party !

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
at Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way,  Columbia, MD 21045

MistletoeWe’ll be treated to a brief performance from “The Santa Closet” being performed by Jeffrey Solomon. The play will be a Theatre Project, Dec. 10-20, 2015.

Also, treated to a Holiday Sing Along with members of UUCC Choir!

Please join us,  bring a dish to share, and  be prepared to relax & enjoy !!

if you can , please bring a donation for homeless families at Grassroots Shelter so they can enjoy the holiday.
Grassroots has given us the following suggestions for donations:

Must be a new item
Gift cards from Target, Walmart, Giant, Safeway, Sunoco, Exxon, BP, Shell, AMC Theaters are welcomed
Gifts for ages 12 & over in the Shelter might include:
 Sweaters, flannel pajama bottoms (keep store tags on them), sweats (small, M, L, XL), Sports Team Items, hand-held video games under $20, Footballs & basketballs.
Games, DVD’s (such as Insurgent, Transformers, Furious 7, Mad Max, Pitch Perfect 2, Rio 2), watches & wallets, robes & slippers, CD’s (such as One Direction, Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, Katie Perry, Selena Gomez,Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Ninaj)

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Friday November 20 – Transgender Day of Rembrance

2015 TGOR Columbia ChapterFor more information about observance of  Transgender Day of Remembrance in Baltimore click the following link:
Baltimore’s Transgender Day of Remembrance

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PFLAG Columbia to host Transgender ‘Story Corp’ meeting – November 10 – 7:30 p.m.

You’re invited to PFLAG’s version of NPR’s StoryCorps –
Tuesday November 10, 2015 – 7:30 pm.

Similar to NPR’s StoryCorps that involves sharing and preserving the stories of our lives, our November 10th PFLAG Program will involve the stories of two of our PFLAG families.  A son and his transgender parent will share their journey as the parent disclosed her authentic self.  Also, a second family will share their journey as a transgender son shared his authentic self.  

At this November 10th meeting, we will also acknowledge Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) which is an annual observance on November 20th that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.  TDOR also recognizes those persons who have taken their own lives.  It should also be noted that TransParent Day is Sunday, November 1st.

 Please join us.  All are welcome!

 Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7:30 pm

Owen Brown Interfaith Center

7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045

2015 TGOR Columbia Chapter

For more information about observance of  Transgender Day of Remembrance in Baltimore click the following link:
Baltimore’s Transgender Day of Remembrance

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