Attendees includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons as well as parents, allies and friends. The volunteer members inspire all the regular activities and special projects of the chapter and are central to chapter leadership. The chapter works cooperatively with the other chapters in the Bay Area and Northern California. We regularly participate in PFLAG national conventions and in other national activities.
We invite you to share your experience and concerns in a completely confidential and supportive environment. We encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, parents, family and friends to attend our meetings. Everyone is welcome.
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Our next support meeting will be on June 9, 2013 and the program speaker will be Zander Keig from the TYFA (Trans Youth Family Allies) Speakers’ Bureau. An outspoken advocate, mentor and educator in the LGBT community since 1987, Zander is co-editor of the 2012 Lambda Literary Finalist, Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect (Wilgefortis, 2011) and is currently editing Brotherhood is Powerful: Stories of Liberation by Transsexual Men (Forthcoming: Transgress Press).
In addition to being involved with TYFA, Zander is currently lending his talents to the Department of Veterans Affairs Transgender Education Workgroup, the Transgender Advisory Group for the California LGBT Reducing Disparities Project and TransMentors International.
A co-founder of the Lou Sullivan Society, a San Francisco based FTM organization honoring the life and work of Louis Graydon Sullivan, Zander strives to keep Lou and others alive in the hearts and minds of trans men everywhere.
PFLAG will have a large and well-loved contingent in the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 30, 2013. Everyone who believes in the PFLAG mission is welcomed to march with us; but why not own a piece of the celebration by volunteering to be a Parade Monitor, a Banner Carrier or a PFLAG Booth Staffer?
Parade Monitors are the eyes and ears of the the contingent; they point out safety hazards, keep the marchers on pace and alert the safety patrol of problems. If you’d like to be a Parade Monitor you will need to attend one of the training sessions that are scheduled between June 11 and June 16 at various locations in the Bay Area (most are in San Francisco, but there are Burlingame, Oakland and Emeryville locations).
Classes last one hour and you don’t need to pre-register to attend. Download a detailed schedule at the following link: Monitor Training Schedule. Check back often, as there will be updates to this schedule as they add locations and line up details.
To volunteer for any of the above mentioned positions or to get answers to any questions that you may have, contact us at PFLAGSF @aol.com. We hope to see you soon!
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