Consider attending and participating in the Speaker’s Bureau Training on December 7th and volunteer with PFLAG!
We want to thank everyone who attended the Annual Meeting this evening where we honored David Zimmerman (past-president) and Anne Melle (past-treasurer) for their commitment and service to PFLAG Seattle! We would also like to welcome new board members Jeaneane Hill, Tom Hunden, and Kevin Toovey to the Board!
Due to the Labor Day holiday, the September board meeting has been temporarily postponed. Meeting details will be posted as soon as they are determined. Questions regarding this decision may be emailed to PFLAG Seattle. Thank you for your understanding.
PFLAG Seattle Chapter is looking for a few motivated and passionate folks to serve on or help the Board of Directors. The current board consists of 5 people who manage several projects, meetings, events, speaker requests, and support inquiries. We could use YOUR help! If you feel passionately about the well-being, safety, and acceptance of the LGBTQ community in and around Seattle, please consider joining the board or serving as an ambassador. We will provide adequate training and resources. Let’s all work together to continue to make PFLAG Seattle a safe and nurturing organization for those who need our services. Parents, LGBT persons and Allies are encouraged to apply!
Please help us out by signing up here!
It was very exciting for PFLAG Seattle to be a part of the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG fund-raising campaign for the first time this year. Thanks to all who made donations on the one day of giving on May 15. We raised more than $1,500, which will help us pay for things like the rent for our support-meeting space and the PFLAG booklets that we provide for free to LGBT persons and their families and friends at schools, community festivals and other events throughout the year.
In addition to your donations, we’ll get extra funds from GiveBIG’s $1 million stretch pool. We don’t yet know what that amount will be, but we will welcome whatever amount comes our way.
Thanks again for supporting PFLAG 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?