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
Resource Guide Updated 9/16/14

                                           Working to improve the lives of LGBTQ Youth and Adults

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3rd Annual Anti-Bullying – Gay,Straight Alliance Summit

Saturday, October 18, 2014

8:00AM to 3:00PM

Polytech High School – Adult Education Wing, 823 Walnut Shade Road, Woodside DE 19980

This year’s summit is open to all Delaware public and private middle and high school students, parents, administrators, counselors, teachers and wellness center staff. There is no limit on the number of attendees - we hope that each GSA will send at least five students! New this year - we are providing four buses to transport students to the Summit from all over the state.

To register for the summit click on this link prior to October 10, 2014 and please select a bus pick up site if you need transportation. Parent/Guardian Permission for Filed Trip must be signed if you are planning to take one of the buses – pickup times are on this form. www.bit.ly/GSASummit2014

● The day will begin with registration and continental breakfast from 8:00 to 8:30AM

● Everyone will view a MTV documentary – It Gets Better Part 2 – taking an in-depth look at the coming-out-process.

● New this year will be an Intersectional Identity Activity for adults and teens.

● Albert Snyder (Snyder v. Phelps) will be our guess speaker.

● GSA members are offered a series of workshops to choose from around creating and sustaining their GSA.

● GSA presidents from all over the state will have lunch together to get acquainted.

● GSA advisors and mentors will come together to share experiences and network.

● GSA members, advisors and mentors will come together to beginning planning for their 2014/15 activities.


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.


Something New Has Been Added

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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

H E L P       LI N E        I N F O

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>>>>
                    Be careful who you hate...it could be someone you love.


October 25 - Saturday, Delaware HIV Consortium presents the 3rd annual "Haunts & Hops", a craft beer Halloween Party at Ernest & Scott Taproom, 903 N. Market St, Wilm DE.  For more info see:  www.hauntsandhops.com.

October 26 - Sunday, "Halloween" Bingo at Cranston Hghts Firehall, 7 pm.  Sponsored by AIDS DE & The Rainbow Chorale of DE.  Click on their sites above left for details.

November 1 - Saturday, Pride Bingo "Zombie Apocalypse", 6 pm, Jewish Community Center.  See Delaware Pride site for details.

November 20 - Thursday, Our Night Out.  Location to be determined.  Keep up with them at:

August 1, 2015 - Saturday...Save the date for the Delaware Pride Festival in Dover Delaware, Legislative Green.  Great site and great fun!
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


We are pleased to announce that a new PFLAG chapter will be starting up in Dover Delaware.  Their first meeting is set for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 6 pm, at the Dover Public Library on Loockerman St in Dover.  Please come & help start this important chapter.  Help spread the word and Good Luck to them.            

PFLAG has a chapter in lower Delaware.
Here is their info:
PFLAG Rehoboth Beach
NEXT MEETING is Tuesday, November 11, 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.