GiveBIG, The Seattle Foundation’s one-day online giving event, begins at midnight tonight! For the first time, PFLAG Seattle will take part in this exciting fundraising opportunity.
Donations given through GiveBIG will not only help the people PFLAG helps, but they also will enable PFLAG to share in GiveBIG’s $800,000 matching pool. Whatever amount you give tomorrow, May 15, PFLAG Seattle will get extra money through GiveBIG.
The process is simple: For 24 hours beginning at midnight tonight, go to the PFLAG Seattle page on GiveBIG website, and submit your donation by clicking on the DONATE NOW button.
Thank you for supporting PFLAG Seattle and the LGBT community we serve!
As the new school year begins, there may be many students who fear returning to school because they have been bullied for being perceived as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. To cope, these youth may clash with and lash out at the people who want to know what’s wrong and how they can help: parents, friends and other family members. Communication can become impossible.
The chapters of PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) are there for families to find ways to keep communication flowing and to rebuild strong bonds.
Starting this week, the Seattle chapter of PFLAG is unveiling a public-service announcement on Seattle-area television stations that lets youth and their families and allies know there is a safe place to come talk and find support.
Please share our full-length version of the video and this message with everyone you know via Facebook and any other means.
If you or someone you know needs resources to deal with an immediate need, please read through our Bullying webpage for additional information
Thank you and may this school year be a safer place for all students.
The struggle for human rights is front and center in Washington state. Referendum 74 will have a profound affect on our families. For the next five months Seattle PFLAG will work tirelessly to ensure our LGBTQ loved ones gain the equal rights and dignity they deserve. WE NEED YOUR HELP. Click the link and become a member. Click the link and donate whatever you can. Seattle PFLAG is on the front lines. Are you with us?
Become a PFLAG Member or Donate
PFLAG Bellevue Chapter is inviting all Equal Marriage allies to gather at Volunteer Park on March 3, 2012:
When: Saturday, March 3 (or if rainy, Saturday, March 10)
Time: 1:30 pm sharp!
Place: Volunteer Park, 1247- 15th Ave East, Seattle ( look for the flag with stars and rainbow stripes)
PFLAG Bellevue Chapter invites you to join us as we film our uplifting video that showcases our steadfast support for the LGBT community. We need a crowd of people standing (or sitting) in solidarity as these words are being said:
“To all the politicians who are running for office in 2012:
We are the parents, families, and friends of the LGBT community and we are listening to what you are saying about those we love. We are your constituents too! We are NOT the “insignificant few.”
We are united.
We are many.
And we are voting in November.
Please join us as we recognize that this is our year, this is our time, and it is indeed our privilege to claim the American Dream for our loved ones.”
There will be an aerial shot so we need as many of you as possible!
Children, babies, grandmas and grandpas are welcome. Dress is casual (no logos or words) but professional uniforms are a plus! (military, clergy, firefighter, police officer etc.) Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coverage of today’s historic passage of Marriage Equality in Washington State!
Don’t forget to check Equal Rights Washington for additional updates.
It was announced today that a 3-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found California’s Prop 8 unconstitutional.
Read more at the links below:
CA Gay Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional: Seattle Times
CA Ban on Gay Marriage Struck Down: Seattle PI
Appeals Court Rejects CA Prop 8: CNN
Court: CA Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional: MSNBC
It was announced today that there are enough votes to pass the Marriage Equality legislation in Washington state. Here are a series of news articles marking the historic decision.
Senate has votes needed – Seattle Times
Legislature has enough votes – Seattle PI
Washington has enough votes – KOMO 4 News
Gay marriage supporters have enough votes – King 5 News
Washington has enough votes – KIRO 7 News