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.
The traditional potluck holiday party will be held in the Community Room of the CHUN Mansion on Thursday, December 4.
Support groups will meet formally at 5:30 p.m. on December 4. For those of you that cannot attend the support meeting at 5:30 please, contact the Denver PFLAG resource number at 303-573-5861. PFLAG will have a support group meeting on December 11 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. for anyone who cannot attend on December 4. We do encourage everyone to attend the support group as well as our Holiday Party following the support group meeting.
Everyone, please plan to arrive between 6 and 6:30 p.m., bringing your favorite side dish to share. The chapter will provide the table settings, turkey and ham, rolls and beverages. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Between 7 and 8 p.m., entertainment will be supplied (entertainment to be announced).
For more information visit BoulderCountyKids.net
Our speaker for November will be Sarah Burgamy, Psy.D., the founder of PhoenixRISE an active private practice in Denver, with specialty offerings in identity development (considering intersections of target and non-target status identities), sexual minority competency as well as transgender and gender-variant issues with adults, adolescents and children.
Dr. Burgamy has previously instructed courses as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Denver in the Psy.D. program and the International Disaster Psychology Master’s program focused on arenas of development and culture. She is the current Colorado representative to the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives and a board member of the Colorado Psychological Association (CPA). She has previously served as the Diversity Division Chair of CPA.
Additionally, she worked as the contracted psychologist to the Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC) from 2007-2013, particularly the Youthbuild program in Denver, serving primarily low-income and racial/ethnic minority youth ages 18-25. Dr Burgamy has served on the Board of Directors for Urban Peak, a non-profit organization in Colorado serving youth experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless since 2008.
On November 6, the New Families Support Group will meet as usual from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 104. All will gather in the Community Room at 7:30 p.m. for the program.