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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.


Something New Has Been Added

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.



      UPDATED Resource Guide January 27, 2014.   Available Now - Click Link On Upper Left

Great new article in The Bible & Homosexuality page especially for Christian Parents of Gay Children.  Check it out by clicking on link above left.
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.


August 21 - Thursday, Our Night Out.  Piccolina Toscana, 1412 N. DuPont St, Wilm, 6 pm.  Join them on FB>>  https://www.facebook.com/groups/416971578335430/

September 6 - > Gay Day at Six Flags New Jersey.  For more info:  http://gaysixflags.com/

September 27 - Saturday, AIDS Walk at The Riverfront in Wilmington.  Registratiion 9 am, walk starts at 10 am.  Click on AIDS Delaware above.
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


             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, September 9, 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.