By Linda Bratsen
Jay Mays and Robin Mack, two passionate and artistic community activists, are the guest speakers at PFLAG Houston’s monthly public meeting. Scheduled Sunday March 11, their presentation is titled A is for Ally: Creating Gender Inclusive Environments Together.
Collaborating with their lifelong friend, Mel Reiff Hill, Mays and Mack created The Gender Book to provide an easily accessible educational resource to support the transgender community. Published in March 2014, this delightful book features hand-drawn colorful graphics and includes information on subsequent training opportunities to increase awareness about the broad spectrum of gender identity expressions and attractions.
The meeting begins at 2 p.m. in the Jones building at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street. Parking is available between Fannin and San Jacinto. Small groups, where members and visitors can confidentially share their individual journeys, follow the program. A small group is dedicated to families of transgender loved ones.
More PFLAG Houston meetings. 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!
PFLAG Houston’s Mid-Month Sharing Meeting meets on the third Thursday of each month, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is located at Bering United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold Street in Houston. Look for the rainbow flag inside.
PFLAG Houston’s Clear Lake chapter meets the fourth Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 17503 El Camino Real Drive in Clear Lake.
PFLAG Houston’s Yahoo Group subscription list is confidential, and all members can immediately post messages to all other members of the network. Subscribers may search PFLAG Houston’s archives to look at all previous listings.
For information about support, upcoming events and meetings, as well as up-to-date news relevant to PFLAG Houston’s family and friends, visit PFLAGHouston.org, email PFLAG Houston’s hotline at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-467-3524.