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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

  

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.
 
 
PFLAG  WILMINGTON  CHAPTER  SCHOLARSHIP
Our silent auction at our 20th birthday celebration gave us sufficient funds to start our PFLAG Wilmington Chapter Scholarship.  The scholarship committee has completed it's work and the forms are available by clicking on the Scholarship Info & Ap link above left.  Please follow all instructions carefully and good luck.  Anyone wishing to contribute to our scholarship fund for future awards please click on the Membership link above left. 
Filing Deadline Was March 31, 2014>>Winners Will Be Announced At Our May Meeting 5/8/2014
Please feel free to donate to our scholarship fund for next year.  Thanks to all.
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Delaware welcomes New Jersey into marriage equality.  1st ceremonies started 10/21/13.  And on 11/5/13, Illinois  joined in marriage equality for all!!  AND, Aloha from Hawaii who will start marriage ceremonies as soon as 12/2/13.  That now makes it 16 states plus Washington DC for a total of 17, who recognize marriage equality.

 
 
 
THANK YOU DELAWARE!
AND THANKS TO THE MANY WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN ESPECIALLY EQUALITY DELAWARE AND ALL OF THEIR VOLUNTEERS.  PASSED MAY 7TH, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013
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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
 
 
Join  us  on  FaceBook  at:
      PFLAG Delaware
       Just Click This Link & Be Sure To Join: 
 
 
To watch a fabulous video of high school senior young lady who came out on stage.
Click Here.    http://youtu.be/InN6bt0B8x0    

 

 

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April 12 - Saturday > The Rainbow Chorale Of Delaware presents Rainbow Wave 2, 4 pm, St Paul's Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Ave, Newark DE.  See their link above left for info.

April 17 - Thursday > Our Night Out, 6 pm.  Ernest & Scott Taproom, 9th & Market, Wilm DE.  Check them out on Facebook.

April 19 - Saturday > Pride Bingo "Crazy Hats" ... dress accordingly.  Delaware City Community Center, 250 5th St, Delaware City, DE 19706, 6 pm.  Sponsored by Delaware Pride.  See link above.
 
April 24 - Thursday > AIDS DE Dining Out For Life.  Save the date & check their site for restaurants.

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.
 
Click on the individual organizations sites above, left, for further details.




Be careful who you hate...it could be
someone you love.
     
             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, May 13, 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.