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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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  • “Gender Revolution” screening on Monday, June 12! June 6, 2017
    In lieu of our regular PFLAG meeting, we will be gathering on Monday, June 12th at our regular time (6:30pm) for a free and family-friendly screening of the documentary “Gender Revolution.” Everyone is invited, kids included! This engaging film, released earlier this year, was created by National Geographic to address the question “what is gender?” Katie […]
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  • More exciting news for T.O.Y.! June 2, 2017
    Time Out Youth has made the newspaper again, and we couldn’t be happier for them! The Charlotte Observer recently reported that Howard Levine, former CEO of Family Dollar, and his wife have issued a $100,000 matching grant to support T.O.Y. as it expands into its new location on Monroe Road. They are asking that other […]
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  • LGBT+ reading recommendations May 11, 2017
    At our most recent PFLAG meeting, conversation about LGBT-inclusive books came up, prompting the desire among some of our members for a list of reading recommendations. Although it isn’t exhaustive, we’ve started to make that list here and will be adding to it as new titles are brought to our attention. YA Fiction Simon vs. the […]
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  • May updates May 7, 2017
    Our monthly meeting will take place tomorrow evening (Monday, May 8) at 6:30 pm at Time Out Youth’s location on North Davidson Street. We are excited to welcome Betsy Thompson, program coordinator of mental health services for Teen Health Connection, as our guest speaker this Monday night at 6:30 pm. Betsy is a Licensed Professional […]
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  • May administration changes May 5, 2017
    It is with both sadness and excitement that we see an administration change this month. Diane Troy, our chapter president for the past 5 years, is stepping down and our vice president, Ashley Nurkin, will be taking her place. Diane will continue to be an active part of our group, and although we will miss […]
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