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.

Colorado Supreme Court Justice Márquez To Speak

 Monica MàrquezWe are delighted to announce that our speaker for the April 3 meeting will be Monica Márquez, the first openly gay justice of Colorado’s Supreme Court. She will speak of her personal and professional journey.

A native of Austin, Texas, Justice Márquez grew up in Grand Junction, CO, and graduated as valedictorian from Grand Junction High School in 1987. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, then served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a volunteer inner-city school teacher and community organizer in Camden, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. In 1997 she graduated from Yale Law School, where she served as editor of the Yale Law Journal and co-coordinator of the Latino Law Students Association.

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PFLAG Denver office position available for Director of Growth & Development

The board of directors is looking to fill the position for a Director of Growth & Development for the PFLAG Denver office.

 Please click on POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT for further detail.

If you know of someone who might be interested, Please direct them to our website, or they may contact Leanna at 303-573-5861 or email: pflagden@tde.com

Please email your resume to: pflagden@tde.com or by mail to PFLAG P.O. Box 18901 Denver, CO 80218  

We will be accepting resumes through April 30, 2014.

March Program: Affordable Care Act and GLBTs

scherfThe Affordable Care Act offers important benefits and protections for the LGBT community here in Colorado. Clayton Scherf, our speaker for the March 6 meeting, will enlighten us on some of the beneficial aspects of the ACA.

Clayton is the Healthcare Enrollment Program Manager at the GLBT Community Center, and he currently manages several Healthcare Guides in various Assistance Sites around the state specifically targeting the GLBT population of Colorado.

Kathleen Sibelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, has commented, “The Affordable Care Act may represent the strongest foundation we have ever created to begin closing LGBT health disparities.”

Under the new healthcare law, it is illegal to deny any individual health insurance based on sexual orientation or gender status. Starting in 2014, insurers will not be able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, including transgender people and people living with HIV/ AIDS. The new healthcare law will also make it easier for same-sex couples to find health insurance providers that cover domestic partners. This feature will also be available for small businesses seeking plans for their employees.

The New Families Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 in Room 104. The program will start in the Community Room at 7:30 p.m.



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