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Join PFLAG Denver Team for AIDS Walk Colorado

The 30th annual AIDS Walk Colorado will take place on Saturday, August 19.

The AIDS Walk is the Rocky Mountain Region’s largest oneday HIV/AIDS fundraiser. More than 8,000 people throughout the state come together as a community to raise money for vital services for HIV/AIDS clients of Colorado AIDS Project and many other outstanding AIDS service organizations. If you haven’t already done so, join and/or make a donation to the PFLAG Denver team, but be sure to specify our team.

This will be the 25th year that PFLAG Denver has been a beneficiary organization of the AIDS Walk, i.e., we receive back a large percentage of the money that our team raises. With this money we provide financial assistance to needy persons and families coping with HIV/AIDS. Over the years we have provided over $50,000!

The need for assistance diminishes each year, but it has by no means disappeared. For example, we have been able to help a homeless HIV+ man pay for housing; to provide a gas card for a man who had finally landed a job interview but lacked the funds for gas to drive there; and to present a gift card to someone who had been offered a job but couldn’t afford to buy the work clothes required. In recent years we have often been asked to help pay for dental needs, and we work closely with the Howard Dental Center which has now merged with the Colorado Health Network.

The AIDS Walk serves as a day to remember those lost to the disease, with prominent speakers and panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, in addition to the Celebration of Life Festival, live music, food, beverages and the annual AIDS Walk Colorado Volleyball Tournament, held in conjunction with the Colorado Gay Volleyball Association

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