If you are a student at a public school, you have a constitutional right to express your opinions about LGBTQ issues and to express your identity. You also have the right to form a non-curricular club for students, such as a Gay Straight Alliance or Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA). Public middle and high schools which have any other types non-curricular clubs must allow GSAs, and treat them like any other club.
Naiyolis Palomo, ACLU Houston’s engagement specialist, will be our guest at PFLAG Houston’s General Meeting on Sunday, September 8. She will share information about what rights our public students have in schools. Among them, freedom of expression, protection from harassment, and a right to privacy.
Even if you do not have a student in public school, the information can help you become a stronger advocate or activist while fighting to keep and strengthen the rights we have in our community. Please join us. Come learn with us at PFLAG Houston’s General meeting.
Doors open at 1:45 p.m. We meet in Room 113/114 at The Montrose Center, 401 Branard Street. The general meeting runs from 2 p.m. through 3 p.m. followed by small groups meeting until 4:20 p.m. We have a small group for people who want support for issues of sexuality (LGB) and one for gender identity (TQI+). During small groups, folks can share their stories, share worries and receive support from other parents, family members or allies who are on the same journey.
PFLAG Houston has four other small groups which meet during the month to share support throughout the metro area:
Third Thursday of each month at Bering United Methodist Church. 1140 Harold Street, Houston, Texas at 7 p.m. Use entrance beside back parking lot.
Fourth Sunday of each month at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, Fellowship Hall. 17503 El Camino Real Drive, Clear Lake, Texas at 2 p.m.
Fourth Tuesday of each month at First Christian Church, 22101 Morton Ranch Road, Katy, Texas at 7 p.m. Enter through front doors.
Last Sunday of the month at First United Methodist Church, 2314 N. Grand Boulevard, Pearland, Texas at 2 ’til 3:30 p.m. Use the Jasmine Strett entrance, room B211 in the Bethel Building.
PFLAG Houston is committed to supporting families and educating the public about LGBT issues, and invites all to consider the group’s numerous volunteer opportunities. PFLAG Houston is also passionate about advocacy to ensure equal human rights and end discrimination. PFLAG Houston invites all family members, parents and/or youth who are having problems with coming out issues, and welcomes everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, ethnicity or political persuasion. The group is proud of its rich history and the continued contributions of members, and invites all to learn more about the organization and join in efforts to create a more diverse, accepting society. Find a home in PFLAG.