Marriage Equality hearings will be held on Monday, January 23, in Olympia. The Senate Committee hearings begin at 10am and the House Committee hearings begin at 1:30pm. Below are links with additional information.
Seattle Storm – Mariners – Sounders – Seahawks join It Gets Better with a powerful message to all who’ve been bullied. Check here for more It Gets Better videos.
The Seattle Chapter is proposing a few bylaw changes and will present them at the Annual Meeting on Monday, November 7 at 7pm. Current members of the Seattle Chapter will have the opportunity to vote on the bylaw changes in addition to board member positions.
The proposed changes will update the following areas:
- Objectives: gender/sexual orientation identifiers
- Board: Term limits and responsibilities of board members
- Annual Meeting: Notification timeline
Members are encouraged to review the proposed changes to the Seattle PFLAG Bylaws [pdf].
All current members are invited and encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting. Non-members are welcome to attend as well. Please feel free to contact the board with any questions or concerns about the bylaws, board elections, or Annual Meeting.
Abby Dees is a civil-rights attorney, writer (“Queer Questions Straight Talk”) and editor who has been actively involved in lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights and awareness work for 25 years.
She is closely involved with the Los Angeles chapters of the Human Rights Campaign and the Trevor Project (gay teen suicide prevention), and the San Francisco office of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
She has seen first-hand that the best tools for understanding are courage, communication, patience and a good sense of humor – things that get drowned out too often by the loud squawk of politics.
Please join PFLAG for what certainly will be a very insightful evening. Monday, August 8 @ 7pm.
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.
WA PFLAG Chapters interested in applying for the scholarship to order brochures from PFLAG National, please follow this link.
Seattle PFLAG is taking orders for PFLAG T-shirts. We have sizes Small – XXX-Large. Get your order in SOON! Send an email to email@example.com with your order information. T-shirts are $15 (Small – XXX-Large) Check here for more info on joining PFLAG for Seattle PRIDE.
Seattle PFLAG is ready to march in the Pride Parade and greet you at PrideFest! Join us in the march or stop by our booth. If you’re a member of another PFLAG Chapter in WA state, please feel free to march with us! We have more details here.
See you at Pride 2011!
LGBTQ teen suicide & bullying are epidemic in America. Day of Silence is coordinated nationally by GLSEN. This is a day in which students from around the country take a vow of silence to bring attention to homophobic, anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender name-calling, bullying & harassment faced in schools by students, teachers & other school staff.
According to statistics provided by GLSEN:
More than 85 percent of LGBTQ students have been verbally harassed
Nearly 20 percent of LGBTQ students were physically assaulted by their peers @ school…
Almost 40 percent of LGBTQ students reported that faculty & staff never intervene when homophobic language is used in their presence…
Nearly 30 percent of LGBTQ students reported missing at least one entire school day because they felt unsafe