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Welcome to PFLAG Wilmington DE

Learning someone you love is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or intersexual can be very distressing.  PFLAG - Parents, Families & Friends Of Lesbians & Gays,  promotes the health and well-being of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgendered 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



Wilmington Chapter Of PFLAG Announces Scholarship Winners For 2014

     PFLAG Wilmington Northern Delaware has announced the winners of their 2014 Scholarship Program. Patrick Bova (Unionville High School – Kennett Square, PA) and Logan Castrucci (West Chester East High School – West Chester, PA) will receive scholarships to their chosen schools.  PFLAG is Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Bova will be attending New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Castrucci will be attending the University of Pennsylvania.  Both individuals provided support to the LGBT community during high school by serving two years as president of their school’s GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), while spearheading multiple initiatives to engender support for the LGBT community. Both have stellar academic records.  PFLAG wishes Bova and Casstrucci all the best in their university efforts and would like to again thank the local merchants and individuals who contributed to PFLAG Wilmington Northern Delaware’s 20th Anniversary Silent Auction to make these scholarships possible.  Anyone interested in providing funding for our scholarship program may contact us at 302-654-2995, or write to us at P.O. Box 26049, Wilmington DE 19899.  You may also email us at pflagwilmde@att.net, or our scholarship chairman, Jim Bianchetta at bianchetta@aol.com.

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Yes there will be a Pride Festival this year

SATURDAY, AUGUST  2,  2014

 

Photo: Greetings, Delaware!   On behalf of the elected Board of Directors of the 2014 Delaware Pride Festival, our festival committee and our dedicated volunteers, we would like to take this opportunity to officially announce the 2014 Delaware Pride Festival.   This year’s festival will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 11AM – 5PM in our state capitol, Dover, Delaware, in front of the Historic Legislative Hall.   The Delaware Pride Festival has become the largest GLBT Event in Delaware and this will be the first time since Delaware Pride was formed that the festival will be held in Kent County.  In 2013 we saw historic achievements within Delaware with the passing of the Same-Sex Marriage Bill & the passing of the Transgender Nondiscrimination Law. What better way to celebrate then to hold our 2014 Festival in our states capital where it all happened, and we are tremendously excited about this year’s event.  This year’s Pride theme is, Reflections of Pride – Stonewall 45 …… To observe the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and reflect on the impact the fight for equality is having on the LGBT community around the world.  The Stonewall Riots in New York’s Greenwich Village on June 28, 1969 set off the LGBT civil rights movement.    This year’s event will be hosted by Miss Reading Pride Celebration 2013 ~ Gracie Freebush, with performances by Miss Delaware Pride 2013 ~ Ivy Profen. The entertainment line-up will be coming out soon so keep an eye out on our website, Facebook and Twitter.   Thank you again to everyone who has helped out as a volunteer or attended one of our many meetings this year, as well as those who have attended our various events or helped out at one of our Pride Gives Back events. Without your help we wouldn’t have been able to make this happen.   If you are interested in being a Sponsor, Vendor or an Entertainer please visit our website at Delawarepride.org   Sincerely,   Board of Directors Delaware Pride, Inc. www.delawarepride.org

Keep up to date with the entertainment lineup or to be a vendor or to get involved in anyway....click on the Delaware Pride link in the Highlights section below left.  This is the first time ever the festival will be in Dover.  See you there!
                    
    
   UPDATED Resource Guide January 27, 2014.   Available Now - Click Link On Upper Left
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Great new article in The Bible & Homosexuality page especially for Christian Parents of Gay Children.  Check it out by clicking on link above left.
 
  
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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.

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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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July 17 - Thursday, Our Night Out Wilmington.  New location >> FireStone Roasting House, on The Riverfront  at 110 S. West St, Wilm, 6 pm.  Join them on FB>>  https://www.facebook.com/groups/416971578335430/

August 2 - Saturday > Delaware Pride Festival in Dover from 11 am to 5 pm.  Save the date & click on their link above left to get all the current info.

August 5 - Tuesday > 12th Annual Gay Community Night at The Phillies.  Citizens Bank Park 705 pm vs Astros.  For info:  www.phillygaydays.com

September 6 - > Gay Day at Six Flags New Jersey.  For more info:  http://gaysixflags.com/
 
Click on the individual organizations sites above, left, for further details.



More good news >>another  chapter now in Chestertown Maryland.   They meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month in various locations.    For more info:   Call  410.810.4751  or  email
pflag@pflagchestertown.org       Web:   www.pflagchestertown.org




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             REMINDER  >> THERE IS  A               CHAPTER  IN  REHOBOTH
 
PFLAG has a chapter in lower Delaware.
Here is their info:
 
PFLAG Rehoboth Beach
NEXT MEETING is Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 6 PM at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave Lewes, DE 19958
 
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.