Multimedia exhibit explores, celebrates gender variance

Gender Personal, an exhibit by artist (and PFLAG mom) Jacqui Beck explores and celebrates gender variance through art, poetry, and recorded interviews. Its vision is to increase awareness of the natural experience of gender variance and to foster understanding, leading to social change and acceptance.
Gender Personal will be exhibited at Kirkland Arts Center from May 24 through July 12.

Exhibit opening night and reception: Friday, May 23, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Exhibit presentation: Saturday, June 7, 7 to 9 p.m. A free event you won’t want to miss!

Gender PersonalArtist Jacqui Beck will talk about the project, accompanied by slides and audio recordings. Special guests will participate in a discussion of gender variance with a Q&A afterward. Refreshments will be provided.
The exhibit will also be on display at the Gender Odyssey Conference at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle Aug. 14-17.
For more information about Gender Personal and to see excerpts from the interviews and some of the paintings: www.genderpersonal.org

Seattle Rep Play & PFLAG Panel

A play about being lost and found. The Seattle Repertory Theatre is partnering with PFLAG Seattle and PFLAG Bellevue to provide discounted tickets to the February 15 matinee performance. The play is by award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter. Join PFLAG following the play for a panel discussion on the issues raised by the play. About the play: Walt has devoted his life to counseling teenage boys out of their homosexuality at his remote Idaho wilderness camp. Pressured to accept one last client, his carefully constructed Continue reading →

Volunteer with PFLAG

PFLAG Seattle will be present at several events this summer including Pride, Renton River Days, and Kent Cornucopia Days and we could use your help! There are many opportunities for you to help us at our PFLAG Booth – even if it’s just for a couple of hours. We would be so grateful and you get the joy of helping those looking for info, resources, and support. Please help us out by signing up here!

Seattle PFLAG & Renton River Days

Seattle PFLAG will be in the Renton River Days Festival this weekend July 22-24. PFLAG will be in the Parade on Saturday @ 10am and have a booth all weekend in Liberty Park. Stop by and visit Seattle PFLAG! We hope you can make it down to Liberty Park in Renton to participate and enjoy in the festivities. Check here for additional info on Renton River Days.

It Gets Better Book Event at Town Hall – March 29

Liz Jones, KUOW, interviews Dan Savage and Terry Miller about “It Gets Better” and their new book, It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying and Creating a Life Worth Living. 7:30 pm at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. $5 tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006. Reception tickets ($100) before the program, includes a copy of the book and funds the website. PFLAG and other GLBT organizations will be there tabling in support of Dan and Terry’s book and continued efforts to combat bullying.

Equality Day – March 22, 2011

Join us in Olympia on March 22nd as we lobby in support of the above bills, educate legislators about the importance of marriage equality, and discuss the importance of preserving the HIV/AIDS budget and other critical services during the economic crisis. The state faces an unprecedented budget shortfall and this threatens the safety net upon which many LGBT individuals and families and vulnerable populations rely. Register Today