Welcome to PFLAG Mid-Shore, also known as the Chestertown Chapter. PFLAG is working to make sure that all people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer are not only valued by society, but take pride in and value themselves. We do this through providing peer-to-peer support, educating people on the issues that are important to the community, and advocating for inclusive policies and laws.
As the summer months flew by we enjoyed two wonderful local
events. The staff of Equality Maryland and Free State Legal joined us at our
First Friday reception at Tree of Life Gallery in August.In July, the Social Justice Committee of UUCR
gave a presentation featuring a local panel and Mariette Pathy Allen
highlighting Trans topics in the news as well as her new book, TransCuba.Thanks to all who
helped make these events happen…what a treat!
Please join us next week, Tuesday September 16 at 7 pm as
we begin our fall monthly meetings with a discussion of the changes taking
place in our local schools. Several of our friends will have participated
in the Kent County High School “Challenge Day” also on September 16th.
There will be plenty to share as we also help our youth implement
their plans for the new Gay Straight Alliance, which is based at the school for
the first time this fall. We will also have time for socializing,
announcements and make plans for support meetings. The meeting will be
held at UUCR, 914 Gateway Drive, Chestertown. EVERYONE is welcome!
Call 443 480 3138 if you have questions.
This month is the launch a new version of our website! Maybe you are reading this post on it! (Also note we had to change to .com from .org.) Sign up on the right hand sidebar to be notified of new posts!...eventually the mass emails will disappear as we transition everyone to using our webpage for news and postings. Welcome to www.PFLAGChestertown.com.
The calendar tab
holds info about chapter events and other area events such as one being sponsored by Washington College this
month. The first is also happening on Sept 16 in the afternoon before our monthly chapter meeting. Hear
Mark Doty, poet and author, speak at the Lit House. www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/details/events_centers.php?id=5794
As we get more organized look for more posts and
opportunities listed on this calendar as well as on our Facebook page. We
hope your fall is off to a great start. Thanks to YOU, our pflag
volunteers, our chapter is doing well. We have some exciting new initiatives
to explore and develop in the "school year" ahead! Stay tuned!