PrideFest 2017 Was a Joyful Event!

In this year’s PrideFest Parade, PFLAG Denver was joined by several chapters from other parts of Colorado. An estimated 40 people participated in the PFLAG lineup this year, carrying flags, banners, and signs in support of PFLAG’s mission. The chapter had applied for and received a grant through Thrivent Financial to cover the cost of two convertibles, which transported several members down the parade route.

Organizers of the event estimated that a total of 385,000 people were in attendance at this year’s pride festival. The parade included almost 200 organizations, making it the largest parade yet, according to organizers at The Center

Orlando United Event: 1 Year Anniversary of the Pulse Tragedy

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On the one year anniversary of the tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, it is time to bring the community together in love and remembrance. Since the tragedy, the strength of the LGBTQ+ and ally community has grown. It is more important now than ever to continue to come together. Join us for an evening of support, reflection and love as we honor the 49 victims. There will be song, speakers and most importantly a community of individuals committed to love and kindness. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude with a candlelight vigil.

See our Facebook event for more information.

Date:  June 12

Time:  6:30

Location: Cheesman Park, Denver

Presentation of Scholarship Awards on May 4

This Thursday evening, May 4, please join PFLAG Denver as we present the 2017 scholarship awards to seven worthy recipients (read their biographies in the newsletter). We will hear from the awardees as they share their stories, cite their goals, and tell what the scholarships mean to them. Light appetizers and a dessert buffet will be served.

The ceremony will begin in the Community Room of the CHUN Mansion, 1290 Williams St., at 7:30 p.m. The New Families Support Group will meet at 6:30 prior to the ceremony.