Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — Denver Chapter

Welcome to PFLAG Denver! 

Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with LGBT people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy. Now in its 40th anniversary year, PFLAG has more than 368 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states.

Volunteer Opportunities

Listed below are some of the opportunities that PFLAG has for volunteers:

Denver PrideFest 2016-(January 2016-June 2016)

Looking for several people to create this committee. The committee will meet several times during these months to plan, organize, and participate during Pride. This includes planning of the float, scheduling coverage of the booth, being part of the parade, and other miscellaneous tasks.

Data entry-(September 2015)

(4-6) people required for this position. We need assistance verifying information in our Salesforce system. This may require several days of data entry, data verification, and some of our members. Times and dates will vary.

Holiday Party-(December 2015)

(2-3) people required for this position. PFLAG has a Holiday party for its members and needs assistance in the set up and take down of this event.

We encourage you to fill out an application if want to become a volunteer with PFLAG. After you fill out the application please fax it to #303-573-5861 or email to pflagden@tde.com. Once your application has been processed we will contact you to set up a short interview.

Click here to download volunteer form

 

September Program: PFLAG National President

JeanHodgesWe have a special speaker for our September 3 meeting, none other than PFLAG National President Jean Hodges of Boulder.

Jean is a PFLAG mom, educator, community organizer, citizen lobbyist for equality, and advocate for inclusion in her faith community. She cofounded the PFLAG Boulder chapter and led it for many years. She rose through the national ranks, first as regional director then as the chairperson of the 13-member Regional Directors Council. In that capacity, she also served as the Vice-President of the National Board of Directors. During her many years on the PFLAG National Board, Jean took a leading role on a number of issues, including gender nonconformity and inclusion of the transgender community. She was elected national president in October 2014.

In her presentation on September 3, Jean will describe for us the many programs of the national organization. and its plans for the future. Since dues-paying members of local chapters of PFLAG National, her words will undoubtedly make us feel more involved with the national organization, even when our outreach efforts are directed at the greater Denver community.

The New Families Support Group will meet as usual from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. At 7:30, all will move to the Community Room for announcements, refreshments and the program.

August Program: Documentary Film

straightlaced_logoThe August 6 meeting will feature the GroundSpark film Straitlaced: How Gender’s Got us All Tied Up.

This film elucidates how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are confining American teens. Their stories reflect a diversity of experiences, demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are interwoven, and illustrating the different ways that these expectations connect with culture, race and class.

The mission of GroundSpark is to create visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and communities to take action for a more just world. Straitlaced is a product for its Respect For All Project, which facilitates development of inclusive, bias-free schools and communities by providing media resources, support and training to youth, educators and service providers.

The New Families Support Group will meet as usual from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. At 7:30, all will move to the Community Room for the 67 minute film.



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