PFLAG Annual Scholarship & Award Ceremony on Tues. May 12th at 7:30 p.m.

Scholarship MeetingJoin Us for our Monthly Meeting:

PFLAG Scholarship and Award Ceremony
Tuesday May 12th 7:30pm at the
Owen Brown Interfaith Center.

Join us for a celebration for our 2015 scholarship recipient as well as to honor PFLAG heroes and heroines, and educate ourselves about LGBTQ History!!!

Annually, PFLAG Columbia-Howard County awards an educational scholarship to a promising recipient who has contributed to the advancement or betterment of the LGBTQ community. Please come and applaud the worthy scholarship awardee!

We also will be saluting several PFLAG Columbia-Howard County heroes and heroines who have served our local organization over the years and thank them for their service. We also well be making special mention of Colette Roberts and her selection for the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame.

Additionally, we will be presenting a historical retrospective of three LGBTQ heroes and heroines you may or may not be aware! The last few years have been amazing history in themselves for LGBTQ people. However, these three historical figures truly had profiles in courage and were important figures in us getting there. Come and learn something new about our community’s history!

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LGBTQ Students! GLSEN wants to hear from YOU!!

LGBTQ Students! GLSEN wants to hear from YOU!!

The 2015 National School Climate Survey is GLSEN’s ninth national survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. It is a crucial tool in GLSEN’s mission for fighting anti-LGBT bias in K-12 schools across the nation. The information gathered from this survey will help GLSEN to inform education policymakers and the public about the right of all students to be treated with respect in their schools. Many students in the past have also used the survey information to advocate with their teachers and principals for safer schools for LGBT students.

You can help GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) inform education policymakers and the public about what’s really going on in our nation’s schools by completing the 2015 National School Climate Survey.

If you attended high school or middle school sometime during the last school year (2014-2015), identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and are at least 13 years old, tell us about your experiences in school. (If you did not complete the entire school year you can still participate in the survey.) The survey is completely anonymous.

The survey asks questions about your experiences in school, including hearing homophobic remarks, being harassed because of your sexual orientation and/or how you express your gender and how supportive your school is of LGBT students.

For more information and to fill out the survey, visit glsen.org/survey.
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Howard Co. PRIDE RALLY – 4/9/2015 – 6-10 p.m.

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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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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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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

February 2015 meeting

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

ALL ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

 

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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: http://heartsandhomes.org/2015/01/save-the-date-lgbt-foster-parent-information-session/

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