Please join us March 10 for our general meeting when Sara Fernández will present “Going Beyond LGBTQ Myths and Stereotypes.”
Fernández is a board member of the Association for Family and Community Integrity, a Houston-based organization with a mission to reduce rejection of LGBTQ youth by educating families and communities. She began working on LGBTQ issues after joining PFLAG Houston in 1997. Looking for ways to fulfill PFLAG’s mission of support, education and advocacy, Fernández began creating handouts to distribute at meetings and events, followed by coordinating speakers, working on a newsletter, Pride events, and eventually video-recording monthly meetings. Fernández holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in pastoral theology.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street. Parking is available between Fannin and San Jacinto, across from the art museum parking. The general meeting runs from 2 ’til 3 p.m. with 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+).
PFLAG Houston has four other small groups that meet during the month to share support throughout the metro area:
Third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at Bering United Methodist Church, 1140 Harold Street, Houston, Texas Use entrance beside back parking lot.
Fourth Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, Fellowship Hall. 17503 El Camino Real Drive, Clear Lake, Texas.
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 22101 Morton Ranch Road, Katy, Texas. Enter through front doors.
Last Sunday of the month, 2 ’til 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2314 N. Grand Boulevard, Pearland, Texas. Use Jasmine St. entrance, room B211 in the Bethel building.
PFLAG relies on membership and volunteers. Our membership drive will continue through the end of February. We invite all to join us in our three-fold mission of supporting families, educating communities concerning LGBTQ issues, and advocating for inclusive policies in order to end discrimination and promote equality. Some day, we hope that there will be no need for PFLAG. Until then, we look forward to expanding our membership so that our important work can continue. Information about joining PFLAG Houston is available on the website, PFLAGHouston.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the PFLAG Helpline at 713-467-3524