“As ambassadors of love and hope, PFLAG members will continue to support our extended family of LGBTQ people, families, and allies through these dark, anxious moments and beyond. Let us join in unity to end violence and hatred…”
As details continue to emerge from Orlando, our collective sadness, anger and grief is overwhelming. Our hearts are with those anxiously awaiting word of the safety of their loved ones, or who are already trying to cope with the unbearable loss of innocent lives. We thank the many first responders who saved, and continue to save lives.
PFLAG knows that the effects of this deliberate shooting spree that targeted an LGBTQ nightclub on Latin Night will ripple across the country, reviving anxiety and painful emotions for anyone who has experienced hateful actions themselves or against loved ones because of who they are. We concur with President Obama’s message: This unprecedented massacre, this act of terror, this act of hate against people who are LGBTQ, was an attack on the fundamental belief in equality and dignity for all people.
At PFLAG, it tragically reminds us that our work is far from over. As ambassadors of love and hope, PFLAG members will continue to support our extended family of LGBTQ people, families, and allies through these dark, anxious moments and beyond. Let us join in unity to end violence and hatred.
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A Microaggression is defined as a subtle but offensive comment or action directed at a minority or other nondominant/marginalized group. This is often unintentional, but it unconsciously reinforces a stereotype. It could be a comment you’ve made without realizing what it is or how it affect someone in the marginalized group.
Please Join Rainbow Youth and Allies
as we discuss and break down the important issues surrounding microaggressions.
Gender and Women’s Studies UMBC ’15
Rainbow Youth & Allies Facilitator Howard County
We hope you’ll plan to come along with your PFLAG family and friends to enjoy some of this delightful weekend.
We Promise you that if you march with PFLAG in Saturday’s Parade, you’ll find it to be a delightful experience you will never forget !!
Saturday June 11th : Annual Capital Pride parade @ 4:30
Sunday June 12th – Capital Pride Festival
Capital Pride Parade — Dupont Circle to Logan Circle, Washington, DC
Each Marching Groups has been assigned to an AREA identified by COLOR.. Groups in each color area will be lined up according to their time of arrival PFLAG is assigned to PURPLE ZONE 100. which is on 22nd Street. To reach that zone you have to enter from either M or N Streets.
It is suggested that walkers arrive between 3:45 and 4:30 p.m.
Parade kicks off at 4:30 p.m.
Metro-DC will have a truck if someone feels they cannot walk the entire route.
CELL PHONE # Meto DC Office manager is 240-600-0884 .If needed, you can reach him at this # on day of Parade.
This map might make it easier to find us as we line up: Parade Staging Map
And Here’s a link to the Parade Route: Parade Map
The annual Pride Parade steps off Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm, from 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC. It travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, passes by the Logan Circle neighborhood and ends along the revitalized 14th Street corridor at S Street
Capital Pride Festival
Joining us for the Festival? …… Festival Staging Map
PFLAG is in the Red Zone – booths R116 & R117.
Sunday, June 12, 2016 Noon – 7 PM
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC http://capitalpride.org/
Please Mark Your Calendar and Watch for Further Details on these Upcoming Pride Events !!
Saturday June 25: Frederick Pride Festival
Saturday July 23: Baltimore Pride Parade
Sunday July 24: Baltimore Pride Festival at Druid Hil