Join 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!
Please 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.
Join Us for our Monthly Meeting Tuesday February 10th for a discussion on LGBTQ Youth and Mental Health
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.
LGBTQ Youth Foster Parent Session Wednesday January 28th, 7:00PM, Owen Brown Interfaith Center
Hearts & Homes for Youth, Equality 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/