PFLAG Houston cordially invites all to its monthly general meeting on Sunday, November 11, 2018 for an enlightening presentation by Rylie Jefferson, the new office coordinator for the University of Houston’s LGBTQ Resource Center and Women and Gender Resource Center team. Jefferson has advocated for the LGBTQ community and women’s rights for well over ten years, and is currently a board member for Save Our Sisters United, Houston’s first and only organization for transgender and cisgender women.
November 20 marks the 19th anniversary of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This event began in 1999 when Gwendolyn Smith decided to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester, her transgender friend from Alston, Massachusetts. Today, this international event is a call for activism in over twenty countries. The memorials begin with a reading of the names of transgender people who lost their lives during the preceding year. Unfortunately, a disproportionate number of victims include women of color and in particular, black women.
Doors open at 3:15 p.m., and the meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Jones Building at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street. Parking is available between Fannin and San Jacinto. Daylight Savings Time ends on November 4, so please remember to set clocks back one hour. Small groups, where members and visitors can confidentially share their individual journeys, immediately follows the program.
Anniversary thanks. PFLAG Houston expresses its thanks to its many friends who joined in celebrating the group’s 40th anniversary and especially to Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church for providing the beautiful facilities. PFLAG Houston also expresses gratitude to the Montrose Star for invaluable assistance and to all its fantastic volunteers, sponsors and event patrons for their generous support.
What fun it was to reminisce and pay tribute to those individuals who have passionately supported GLBTQ equality! We look forward to the future and the continued contributions of our members.
Membership renewal is currently underway; all are invited to become a part of this historic and valuable organization.
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 p.m. The meeting is located at Bering United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold Street in Houston. Enter under the teal awning. The meeting is in the first room on the left.
PFLAG Houston’s Clear Lake Sharing Meeting 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 Katy Sharing Meeting meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 ’til 8 p.m. at First Christian Church, located at 22101 Morton Ranch Road. Please enter the main building through the front doors and follow the signs. PFLAG Houston is excited to bring support, education and advocacy to the west side.
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.