Just a preview of what we have coming up this Fall in terms of programming. More details will be announced as they are finalized.
September 12th “Welcome to Greenville, Meet & Greet with Potluck”
October 10th “National Coming Out Day” (actual NCOD is the 11th)
November 14th “Holiday Family Relations”
December 12th “World AIDS Day, Holiday Cards for LGBTQ Prisoners, & Potluck
Also be sure to check our Community Events Calendar for other great events of LGBTQ interest going on in the Greenville area!
August’s programming hour will feature Sgt. Cachelle Shean, LGBT Liaison Officer with the Greenville Police Department. Sgt. Shean was appointed to the position by Department Chief Mark Holtzman in 2016.
The August meeting will be Thursday, August 10th with programming from 7-8, followed by Support Group Meeting from 8-9p. PFLAG Greenville meets monthly on the second Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greenville, an LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation, located at 131 Oakmont Drive in Greenville.
2016 Story from The East Carolinian relating to LGBT Liaison Officer.
Greenville PFLAG will be meeting on Thursday, August 10th at 7pm. Greenville PFLAG is a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities. Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (131 Oakmont Dr.) in Greenville from 7-9pm. The 1st hour focuses on education and advocacy, 2nd hour support group. This month Sergeant Sean, the LGBT Resource Officer with the Greenville Police Department will be presenting during the first hour.
Parents, Friends, Family, Allies and LGBTQ individuals… ALL are welcome!
PFLAG will be the co-host for UUCG’s Social Justice movie series “Moral Movies” on Saturday, October 8th starting at 6:30pm. The film will be “The Sum of Us” (1995 Australia) starring Jack Thompson and Russell Crowe. While most movies in the series tend to be documentaries, occasionally there will be dramas which convey the same messages and inspire a lot of conversation in the discussion time after the screening.
The yard sale previously scheduled for that morning will be rescheduled some time in November.
There will be a candlelight vigil in Greenville on Tuesday, June 14th to commemorate the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando FL early Sunday morning.
While the candlelight vigil will be at 8:30pm (around dusk) on the Greenville Town Common, participants are urged to meet at Crave Uptown (409 Evans Street) at 7:45pm and file down Evans Street starting at 8pm to gather on the Town Common at the amphitheater.
PFLAG is one of the sponsor/organizing groups, with additional logistical support from Uptown Greenville. Please share the Facebook Event widely and invite your friends!
Please join us for our May monthly meeting starting at 7pm on Thursday, May 12th at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greenville, 131 Oakmont Dr.
The first hour will be our normal support group meeting, and the second hour, starting at 8pm will feature a panel of speakers “PFLAG Greenville hosts: Speaking from the Heart: A Community Response to HB2”, a panel discussion on HB2. Community leaders will discuss the origins and implications of HB2, along with ongoing efforts in our community and beyond to oppose this law.
Please join us for our monthly meeting on Thursday, April 14th starting at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greenville, 131 Oakmont Drive. UUCG is an officially designated Welcoming Congregation with the UUA and features non-gendered restroom facilities.
The first hour (7-8 pm) is a PFLAG Support Group. The next hour (8-9 pm) varies depending on the month, to include any organizational business needing to be conducted, as well as educational or advocacy issues time. In April, we will have a program about healthy relationships presented by Glee Dunbar.
We are very excited about this important and needed effort as well as the enthusiasm of our participants! We hope to see you Thursday starting at 7pm.
Despite a small amount of rain, not quite seasonable temperatures, and a LOT of wind, our table at PirateFest got a very good amount of traffic and our Friendraiser got a lot of interest, and we’ll update you with the numbers as soon as they’re compiled. We’ve also started a raffle for a rainbow stained glass piece created and donated by Mark Rasdorf. We sold a good number of tickets at PirateFest and will continue selling them until the drawing at our May meeting. We will post more information on the raffle soon.
As expected, a lot of people who stopped were concerned about HB 2, so we had a fact sheet compiled to answer many questions and explain our concerns about the bill. You can view and print copies of the fact sheet or share digitally with others. Confused about HB2
Thanks to Sandy, Deb, Robert, Holly, Rich, and Jeannette for staffing our both, and to Gina and Yeshi from Aim Higher Now who did voter registration with us. This is likely to become a regular annual event for PFLAG where we can get the word out about our purpose so people know how to find us.