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.
Congratulations to Our Scholarship Recipients!
Please join us on May 2 at 7:30 pm for a reception in honor of our three 2013 PFLAG Denver scholarship recipients. These outstanding students have demonstrated excellent scholarship along with leadership in support of the LGBTQ community. Plan to hear from each of them about their contributions in high school and their future plans for creating meaningful change on their campuses and in their communities.
Our sincere congratulations go to:
Rachel Samuels, from Air Academy High School, who will receive the first annual Elinor and Tom Lewallen Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2500.
Justin Culman, from George Washington High School, who will receive the one-time Shirley Weaver Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1000.
Maeve Moynihan, from Colorado Academy, who will receive the PFLAG Denver Scholarship in the amount of $1000.
Janet Lewallen will personally present the Elinor and Tom Lewallen Memorial Scholarship and will speak about why her family allowed PFLAG Denver to name our top scholarship after her parents.
Moe Weaver will present the Shirley Weaver Memorial Scholarship and talk to us about his decision to fund this scholarship in memory of his wife.
Following the formal presentation of the scholarship certificates, appetizers and desserts will be served, and we will have a chance to speak with the honorees and their families. Please plan to attend and personally congratulate these fine young adults.
Support groups will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the New Families group in Room 104 and the Open-to-All group in the PFLAG office. At 7:30 all will move to the Community Room for the reception.