PFLAG Wilmington Delaware..Welcome



 

PFLAG is the extended family of the LGBTQ community. We’re made up of LGBTQ individuals, family members and allies. Because together, we’re stronger.
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SPECIAL   ANNOUNCEMENT

PFLAG-Wilmington, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children & United Way of Delaware PRIDE Council announces a new support group for Parents of Trans KIDS.

PTKDelaware

PARENTS OF TRANS KIDS SUPPORT GROUP

FIRST MEETING - THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016 AT 6:30 PM

Monthly Meetings - 3rd Thursday of the month

at Nemours duPont Hospital, 1600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington DE 19803

Meetings will start at 6:30 pm

(stop at the Welcome Desk for directions to our meeting room)

Parents will be able to network with other families that are going through similar experiences while raising a transgender or non-gender conforming child. The goal of the group is to provide parents a safe space where they can discuss what issues are important to them. They will have the chance to raise questions, share resources, network and listen to the experience of other parents whose children are gender diverse. Issues explored will include school, legal matters, privacy, siblings, extended family, and medical.

If you would like to attend our first meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm, please email your name along with the age of your child to PTKDelaware@gmail.com

Directions to Nemours duPont Hospital - upon entering the campus at 1600 Rockland Road continue on the driveway. After the playground, make your first left to a surface parking lot. Once parked proceed to the front of the blue glass section of the hospital where you will enter the Fusco Atrium.  The Welcome Desk will be on your right.


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                Through Amazon To Use This Link For All Purchases

Here's a way to donate and all you have to do is shop at AmazonSmile.  By shopping using this link Amazon will contribute .5% of your eligible purchases directly to our chapter.  Seems simple enough so start shopping by clicking on this:AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives. This will open a special window that indicates all eligible purchases will qualify for a donation of .5% to our chapter.  In the box on the right just use your regular Amazon sign in.  You will then notice in the upper lift corner that your purchases will help to support us.                THANK  YOU..............

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And here is another exciting way to show your support for Parents Families And Friends Of Lesbians And Gays.

Just make Welzoo.com your browser start page, and each day that you use the Internet, Welzoo will make a free donation to Parents Families And Friends Of Lesbians And Gays Inc. This opens the door for us to raise much-needed funds for our operations, at absolutely no cost to anyone!

Learn more here: www.welzoo.com/join/parents-families-and-friends-o/ZEc5_gg

                   And as always we thank you for your support

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Just a reminder that we're having our summer lgbtq youth meeting on Saturday, July 30. This will be at the same time and at the same place. Please arrive before 11:15.

RSVP to me, Kevin >
kevinw0713@yahoo.com<, if you will be coming. We look forward to catching up with you all!


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LGBTQ Youth Support Group Meeting

         Off for Summer break.  Meetings will resume in September at the Jewish Family Services Building, 99 Passmore Road, Wilmington DE 19803.   Keep checking here for details of the meeting date.  Have a great Summer.

     MEETINGS are from 11 AM TO 12:30 pm.  There will be a hang out session until 1:30 pm.

 The building is located up route 202 passed Silverside Road, and take the 1st left just after Ashley Furniture.  This is an open group and all denominations are welcomed.  We have determined that an age group of 12 to 18 will be best.  There is no such group in our area and the only support available is if their schools have a GSA program.  The group will be under the direction of licensed professional counselor , Barbara P. Conrad, MS & certified in Gestalt Therapy, & Sharon Zimmer, MS in Educational Counseling .  Sharon & Barbara facilitated a similar group several years ago and are looking forward to get the group back up and running.  The coming out process is tough enough and it will be great to have a place our LGBTQ youth can turn to for help and support. 

You MUST confirm attendance 2 days prior to the meeting by texting Sharon Zimmer, 302-438-1545 or  email:  cztwins@hotmail.com.
Please help spread the word throughout the area and we THANK Sharon & Barbara for their work on this project.
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Check out this  great little video

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Read the latest report on 'Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth', issued by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, October 2015) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)>>>Click on our Reparative Therapy page above left.
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Learning someone you love is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersexual can be very distressing.  PFLAG - Parents, Families & Friends Of Lesbians & Gays,  promotes the health and well-being of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Intersexual persons, their families and friends through: Support, coping with an adverse society;  Education, enlightening an ill-informed public; Advocacy, working to end discrimination and secure civil-rights.  PFLAG is parents, families, friends, and allies united with LGBT people to move equality forward.  PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialog about sexual orientation in a confidential setting.  You do not have to be a member to attend our meetings.  We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 13th & Rodney Sts, Wilmington, DE.  We start at 7pm & end at 9pm.  We meet in classroom #8, which is through the double oak doors on the 13th street side of the church, down the steps and all the way back to the next to last door on the right.  There is plenty of parking on 13th street or across the street in the church lot.  You do not have to be a paid member to attend>>all are welcome.

 PFLAG Wilmington,          P.O. Box 26049,          Wilmington,     DE    19899

302-654-2995                pflagwilmde@att.net

<<Resource Guide Updated December 8, 2015......Click Above Left

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PFLAG Rehoboth & Camp Rehoboth will host new groups for Parents of Transgender Youth & Transgender Youth.  1st Meeting is April 26.  For more info please contact Salvatore Seeley, LCSW at 302-227-5620.  Meetings will be held at Camp Rehoboth in Rehoboth.
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ATTENTION:  NEW DELAWARE RENAISSANCE GROUP
Please join us for the inaugural meeting of the Rehoboth area's Delaware Renaissance Group. We welcome anyone who identifies anywhere on the transgender, gender nonconforming, or gender conforming spectrum as long as you are willing to accept and support anyone else anywhere else on the spectrum; yes this means families and allies are welcome too. The only thing on the agenda for this meeting will be planning what we want from the group going forward. The meeting will be from 8 pm until 10 pm on Saturday the 27th at the Tunnell Cancer Center, 8941 John J Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 in the McCurry Conference Room. Enter at the rear of the Tunnell Cancer Center through the entrance marked as the Medical Arts Pavilion.  For more info please email:   amandaw@delren.org
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    Working to improve the lives of LGBTQ Youth and Adults
Please Join The United Way Pride Council

Facebook Group – UWDPRIDE



 Big Brothers & Big Sisters Now Has A Mentoring Program for LGBT Youth

Did you know that 7.5% of Delaware youth identify as LGBTQ? Most don’t have someone they feel comfortable talking to about the important things going on in their lives, but Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware with the United Way of Delaware want to change that. With Big Brothers Big Sisters, we aim to match LGBTQ youth with an LGBTQ or allied adult, someone who they can talk to and trust. Do you know an adult or youth who would benefit from our program? Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters today. For info call Colleen Dougherty,Big Brother Big Sisters of DE, LGBTQ Mentor Case Manager,   (302) 998-3577,   cdougherty@bbbsde.org


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PFLAG   WILMINGTON/NORTH   DELAWARE,  INC, began in  April, 1993.     PFLAG  is  Parents, Families,  Friends and Allies united with Lesbian,  Gay, BiSexual & Transgender people to move equality forward.   To learn more about us,  or if you need to talk to someone about your  situation,   call  our  answering  service  at  302-654-2995   leave  your  name,  address,  &  contact numbers.   Someone  will  get  back  to you within  24  hours.

Join  us  on  FaceBook  at:

      PFLAG Delaware
       Just Click This Link & Be Sure To Join: 
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To watch a fabulous video of high school senior young lady who came out on stage.
Click Here.    http://youtu.be/InN6bt0B8x0 
   
Gay Teen Uses Eagle Scout Project To Help Gay Community>>>>
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Be careful who you hate...it could be someone you love.

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LOOKING  FOR  SOMETHING  TO  DO>>

August 6 - Saturday, annual Delaware Pride Festival, Legislative Hall, Dover, DE.  11 am to 5 pm.  A complete fun day for the glbtq & allies.  Reserve the date now.

August 13  - Saturday, Delaware Renaissance meeting.  www.delren.org for more info.

August 18- Thursday, Our Night Out, 6 pm, TBA.  Keep up with them at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/416971578335430/875597559139494/?notif_t=group_activity

      Click on the individual organizations sites above, left, for further details on these and other events they may sponsor.


More good news >>another new chapter starting in Salisbury, Maryland, meeting the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  See www.salisburypflag.com.  And don't forget the chapter in Chestertown Maryland.   They meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month in various locations.    For more info:   Call  443-480-3138  or  email
pflagchestertown@gmail.com       




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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
The Dover PFLAG Chapter is temporary in hiatus.  If anyone in the Dover area is interested in getting involved in this chapter contact our chapter at pflagwilmde@att.net
  

REMINDER  >> THERE IS  A               CHAPTER  IN  REHOBOTH
 
PFLAG has a chapter in lower Delaware.
Here is their info:
 
PFLAG Rehoboth Beach now has their own website.  Their meetings are usually the 2nd Tuesday of each month, but, meeting info check them out:
 
Their email address is pflagrehobothbeach@gmail.com and their phone # is 302-841-1339.  The contact person is Linda Gregory.  Please help spread the word to anyone & everyone you know in the down state area. 
                                        
 
                              
                                                

   

         
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