Howard Co. PRIDE RALLY – 4/9/2015 – 6-10 p.m.

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2015 Scholarship Applications Now being Accepted

LGBT_scholarship ImagePFLAG Columbia-Howard County  is now accepting applications for $2,000. Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Click Here to see further details and download the Application.
Application must be postmarked by April 11, 2015.

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‘Living in the Margins’ presentation on March 10 -7:30 p.m. PFLAG Columbia-Howard Co.

LivingInTheMarginsPlease Join Us for our Monthly Meeting Tuesday March 10th for a presentation of “Living in the Margins” by Diana Philip

Diana Philip will present Living in the Margins, a report on LGBTQ Youth in Maryland which briefly outlines the current challenges facing LGBTQ youth as they navigate these three systems, and proposes specific and realistic recommendations for addressing these challenges.

The report was produced by the Youth Equality Alliance (YEA), a statewide coalition of various service providers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and individual advocates that seeks to identify policy and regulatory solutions to problems faced by LGBTQ youth in Maryland education, foster care, and juvenile justice systems.

Click on the above photo to download a PDF copy of the Report.

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LGBTQ Youth and Mental Health Discussion – February 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Join Us for our Monthly Meeting Tuesday February 10th for a discussion on LGBTQ Youth and Mental Health

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Razia Kosi, is a mental health professional, the co-founder of Counselors Helping (South) Asians/Indians, Inc. (CHAI) and the Cultural Proficiency Specialist with the Howard County Public School System. Her daughter Maya, a high school senior, recently penned a moving essay entitled “I Was Born Pansexual. The Diagnosis Came Later.” about her journey and the lack of support LGBTQ youth face from our society. They will both be on hand to offer perspective on the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth and their parents.

What: PFLAG Columbia-Howard County General Meeting
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: Owen Brown Interfaith Center



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LGBTQ Youth Foster Parent Session- Wednesday Jan. 28, 2015, 7:00PM, Owen Brown Interfaith Center

LGBTQ Youth Foster Parent Session Wednesday January 28th, 7:00PM, Owen Brown Interfaith Center

Hearts & Homes for YouthEquality Maryland, and PFLAG Howard County. are jointly hosting an Information Session for potential foster parents, specifically in consideration of the needs of LGBTQ foster youth, Wednesday January 28th at 7:00 PM in the Owen Brown Interfaith Center.

Click here for more information:

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Everything You Want to Know and Have Been Afraid to Ask

PFLAG General Meeting, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Question and Answer Night.  Submit your questions on a piece of paper anonymously for an open discussion.  No topic off limits! (This topic used to be an annual PFLAG meeting topic, but has not been offered since 20005.)

Can You House Visitors from Russia?
Senator Madaleno’s legislative office has asked for help with housing some Russian visitors who are interested in LGBT issues in March 2015. We are looking for host families to house 2 Russian visitors in their home.  It would be for 4 nights and they are looking for 3 host families. It would be okay for the visitors to share one room, as long as there are two separate beds in the room. The visitors will be spending four days in two different locations in Maryland. The request came to Senator Madaleno’s office from Ardath Cade. She is chairperson of the MD Leningrad Sister State Committee. Through Open World funding from the Library of Congress program, delegations of 4-6 people visit Maryland for a week long program. If you are interested and would like to hear more details, please email Sue at

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You’re Invited to PFLAG’s Holiday Potluck Party – Tuesday Dec. 9 at 7:30pm

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, from 7;30  – 9:30 p.m.
at Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way,  Columbia, MD 21045

We’ll be treated to music by the Baltimore Men’s Chorus. Baltimore Men's Chorus

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, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King 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 Frozen, Fault in our Stars, Captain America, Draft Day, 21 Jump), watches & wallets, CD’s (such as One Direction, Taylor Swift, Usher, Katie Perry, Selena Gomez, Zendaya, Jackie Evancho, Ariana Grande, Frozen Soundtrack, One Republic, Adam Levine, Maroon Five)


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