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.

Register to attend our Scholarship Fundraiser!

Support our local LGBTQ and ally students with college scholarships, and kick off the Chinese New Year with purpose and excitement! Your $30 entrance ticket provides two drinks, hors d’oeuvres, exciting local speakers, scholarship application highlights, music, and exciting burlesque performances in the 9pm hour! Come out and help us support our wonderful local student leaders.

Come listen to Representative Beth McCann speak about our great cause for eduaction in our community. Other special guests include Erin Bennett who is running for Senate District 31, Jerry Cunnigham from Out Front magazine, Daniel Ramos from One Colorado, Carrie Schiff from Sage Law Group with a special message from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand!

Doors open at 7:00pm, and our fast-paced, 60 minute program starts at 7:30pm. Early VIP entrance at 6:00pm for PFLAG members!  In order to increase our scholarship awards to match the current costs of tuition, one of our long term donors has volunteered to fund all overhead costs, so 100% of ticket prices and auctions items will go directly to funding scholarships!

Will you take home a Fire Monkey?

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Denver PFLAG Scholarship Program Needs You. Join Our Exciting Fundraiser on February 27th, 6pm!


Photo by Jim Austin

The PFLAG Denver Chapter began its scholarship program in 2011, and has since awarded 14 student scholarship awards, allowing them to advance their leadership and scholastic pursuits as pro-LGBTQ+ advocates.

Deborah Stone, a local parent of a gay son, began the Denver PFLAG Scholarship Program in 2010 as part of our ongoing commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. The program recognizes, assists, and encourages outstanding LGBTQ+ and student allies who demonstrate leadership, and direct support to our community in their schools and outside activities—and who advocate equality for all.

Our NEW $5,000 top award honors Elinor and Tom Lewallen, Denver pioneers of the national PFLAG movement.

We have distributed $19,000 of scholarship awards since 2011 to 14 students, and this year we want to increase our scholarship awards to keep pace with rising college costs. We plan to offer two $2,500 awards, and one $5,000 scholarship to LGBTQ+ high school seniors and their straight allies to recognize these beacons in our communities, to encourage them to pursue post-secondary education, and to promote leadership and a positive image of LGBTQ+ youth.

Can you help us match our award amounts for 2016-2017?

Every donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the wonderful Dean Lewallen and Rex O’Neal.

Our expectation is that these exceptional students will continue to create meaningful change on campuses and in their communities. We will create a new generation of advocates and leaders for the LGBTQ+ community with this local, one-of-a-kind program. We believe that identifying students who desire to increase their learning, while advancing the health and prosperity of our diverse community is of the utmost importance.

Please plan to attend our scholarship fundraiser with early entry at 6pm for all PFLAG members!

Wash Park Studio, 900 S. Pearl St., Denver, CO 80209, 6pm to 10pm

Your $30 ticket provides hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, exciting local speakers, scholarship application highlights, music, and exciting burlesque performances in the 9pm hour!

Our event theme of the Chinese Fire Monkey is sure to delight you. We’ll see you there!

If you can’t attend our fundraiser, please donate on our Denver PFLAG website under Scholarship!

Each dollar donated will be matched, allowing our program to stay vibrant and relevant. Thank you!

January 7: Support Group But No Program

There will be no program in January, but the New Families Support Group will meet as usual at 6:30 p.m. on January 7. The new Latino/a Families Support Group is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, January 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Because of low attendance at most programs in 2015, the Board has decided to schedule programs only on a quarterly basis. Programs in 2016 will be offered in February, May, August, and December.

The PFLAG Denver Board of Directors invites our members, volunteers, and their guests to join us the evening of February 4 for our Annual Meeting/ Member Appreciation Day. On this day we will celebrate our members for their support. We plan to have refreshments and snacks for the meeting, along with a fun night full of conversation. We encourage our members to provide us with feedback, so please feel free to come with questions. The PFLAG Denver chapter will also be presenting our goals for the New Year.

This day will give us the opportunity to show our appreciation to our members who have generously contributed and supported PFLAG over the years. We will meet at the CHUN mansion at 7:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Happy Holiday from PFLAG Denver!

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