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  • “Why I’m an LGBTQ Ally,” a guest post by Jim Anderson June 4, 2018
    I was asked recently why I’m an LGBTQ ally. Here’s what I said: I am an ally because I love my daughter more than I love my dogma*. The youngest of our four daughters, Kat, came out as gay to my wife and me around 2001 when she was 15 years old. At the time, […]
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  • Girls Rock strives to provide musical empowerment for all May 23, 2018
    When Kelly Finley founded the Charlotte chapter of Girls Rock, she knew that it was going to be something special. Her own daughter had attended a Girls Rock camp in Chapel Hill, and when she saw what a profound impact it had had on her, she knew that she needed to bring that experience to […]
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  • “Let Me Tell You About My Transgender Daughter” — Guest Post by Peggy Geiger April 25, 2018
    I recently finished sorting through the holiday “bragâ€� letters we received from friends and family. We read about adult children with successful careers and grandchildren who are incredibly talented and intelligent. I used to write such holiday letters, but news about our adult daughter is no longer so upbeat.  In my holiday letter this year, […]
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  • Calling all parents of school-age children! April 3, 2018
    Jordan Frederick, our social media coordinator, is conducting a survey for a piece of writing on LGBTQIA+ advocacy in the classroom, and she needs your help! If you have a child in pre-K through 12th grade and can spare 10 minutes, please go to https://goo.gl/forms/WEfAxAoesuVhBoQR2 and complete the form there. All responses will be used […]
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  • From Fear and Denial to Acceptance and Beyond: A Guest Blog Post by Karen Graci March 16, 2018
    When our 15-year-old child came out as transgender almost three years ago, I didn’t know that transgender individuals experience higher rates of verbal harassment, physical assault, poverty, and unemployment. 1 I didn’t know that transgender youth experience higher rates of depression and anxiety. 2 I didn’t know that 40% of transgender adults had attempted suicide.  […]
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  • “My Journey of Love and Acceptance” – a guest post from chapter president Ashley Nurkin February 7, 2018
    It was the winter of 2015. Our then 6 year old “sonâ€� was riding in the backseat of the car, and  said to me in a quiet yet desperate voice, “Mom, I want to be a girl all the time.â€� While I was calm and collected on the outside, I was panicking and doing everything […]
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  • A note from our President (no, not that one) January 23, 2018
    Hey PFLAG’ers, We need your help! CMS will be voting on their multiculturalism policy updates tomorrow evening at the school board meeting. These updates will include adding language that supports students regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. I am encouraging each of you to call your school board representative or a […]
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  • “Black Friday”? Try #GivingTuesday! November 14, 2017
    What is Giving Tuesday?  We’re so glad you asked! #GivingTuesdayCLT is Charlotte’s local response to the global #GivingTuesday movement which developed to encourage individuals around the country to give back to their communities and make positive changes in the lives of their neighbors. The Charlotte chapter is an unprecedented collaboration of over 230 Charlotte nonprofits […]
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  • The Lavender Pen Tour October 15, 2017
    Last night, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus teamed up with Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir to perform a very special show at Ovens Auditorium. The final stop on the Lavender Pen Tour, this night of music, celebration, advocacy, and togetherness was a true testimony to the power of music to bring people together and speak […]
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  • The blog is back! September 17, 2017
    Apologies are in order! Our Social Media Coordinator (Jordan F) was out of the country this summer, and our blog fell by the wayside. Luckily, we still had our Facebook page to keep everyone updated on important matters, but now we’re back, and we hope you forgive us our lapse in entries. There have been […]
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