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.
We would love to have you march in the parade with PFLAG on Sunday June 16. From 8:15 to 8:45 we will meet at the parade lineup site. Because the parade lineup is on the opposite end of the park from the PFLAG office we will not meet at the office first. We will be in the green section of the parade this year; this area is located on the south side of Cheesman Park at the 8th Avenue entrance to the park. Look for the green balloons; we will be number 6 in the line-up. The parade will kick off at 9:30 , head down Colfax, and end up in Civic Center Park. We will have signs for people to carry who walk in the parade, we have a lot to celebrate this year!
After the parade, stop by the PFLAG booth G14 which is located on Broadway and close to the corner of 14th.
Big Gay 5K at Denver PrideFest
The Big Gay 5K Run/Walk
June 15th at 10am
14th & Broadway at Civic Center Park
You don’t want to miss the Big Gay 5K at Denver PrideFest! There will be awards
for fastest time, best costume, most pride, and more!
$30* registration includes a free T-shirt, timed run, awards for theme costumes, and more! The fun begins at Lincoln park near the PrideFest Family Interactive Area, the route goes up 14th, through Cheesman and back. Runners, walkers and families welcome. Packet pick up will be at The Center on Friday June 14th. For more information visit denverpridefest.org or spreeracing.com. All proceeds benefit The Center.
May 1, 2013
To the Membership:
Coy Mathis is the transgender child whose parent pulled her from her elementary school and filed a formal civil rights complaint after the district banned her from the girls’ restroom. Here are the reasons that I feel it is important that we, the members of PFLAG, should be concerned about this truly discriminatory act taken by the Fountain-Fort Carson School District.
Dr. Cheryl Weill is returning by popular demand to repeat her presentation on “Biological Origins of Sexual Orientation.” Dr. Weill received a B.S. degree in chemistry from University of California, Berkeley, in 1969, and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from U. Santa Barbara in 1974. She held joint appointments in the departments of neurology, anatomy, and neuroscience at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans until she retired from academia in 2000. She then earned an MSW degree at the University of Denver, became a licensed social worker, and is now a practicing psychotherapist in Fort Collins. She is the author of the book Nature’s Choice – What Science Reveals about the Biological Origins of Sexual Orientation and her presentation is a distillation of the book. This will be Cheryl’s fifth appearance at PFLAG Denver. She consistently brings not only scientific expertise but also a delightful sense of humor. Don’t miss this program! 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 program