PFLAG Alamance

                   Parents, families, friends and allies

                        United with LGBTQ people

                                  To move equality forward

 

PO Box 623                 Elon, NC  27244              336-584-8722

 

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PFLAG Alamance Monthly Meeting 
Welcoming new people and old friends

February 11, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Love is when you choose to be at your best when the 
other person is not at their best.
Love is when what you want is never important. But what 
the other person needs and wants is always paramount.

---Wintley Phipps,  on Oprah Winfrey's
"Super Soul Sunday" 2015

February is the month to celebrate love. For our meeting,deck yourself out in the reddest garb you have as a symbol of the greatest gift of all . . . Love! 

Fellowship Room (upstairs)
Elon Community Church UCC
271 N. Williamson Ave. 
Elon, NC

Please enter the building through the covered walk behind the sanctuary. 
Plenty of parking there.

 
A courageous event for equality that even Google  chose to celebrate and remember

                                               
   
        The Google-Doodle 2/1/2020
       The event - 2/1/1960

Newsweek
2/1/2020

S aturday's Google Doodle honored both Black History Month and the 60th Anniversary of the first Greensboro sit-in. 

The  doodle is a diorama of the four men, later known as the A&T Four or Greensboro Four, sitting at a Woolworth lunch counter to order a cup of coffee.

The doodle's artist, Karen Collins of the African American Miniature Museum, said she wanted her diorama to provide hope and teach a younger generation about their history.

"Creating art honoring the Greensboro sit-in (and the Civil Rights Movement it was part of) is my way of giving back to today's generation, especially to those who are in desperate times and troubles-to lift them up and teach them about their history," Collins told Google.

Click to see the article

 
One more door opens for equality . . . 

Five Things To Know About 49ers Assistant Katie Sowers, the First Female Coach in Super Bowl History

While her team did not win the big game, 49ers coach Katie Sowers is the first openly gay and first female coach in Super Bowl history.  The offensive assistant helped propel an offensive attack that was second in rushing and second in points during the regular season. 

Sports Illustrated had a fascinating article about this talented woman and coach that you might find interesting as it tells the story of her journey to this milestone.



Dear PFLAG members,

Today I'm celebrating my one-year anniversary as Executive Director of PFLAG National -- and I couldn't be more proud of what you helped make possible.

You are building bridges between LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones, educating thousands on allyship and inclusion, strengthening communities across the country, and so much more.

I know you understand what's at stake in 2020. That's why I personally became a PFLAG Guardian monthly giver -- and as one of our most dedicated supporters of equality, I hope you'll join me.
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PFLAG Guardians are a special group of members who make convenient, secure, and automated gifts each month, helping us respond quickly when equality is under attack. Right now, states such as South Dakota, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, and others are passing harmful bills, including bills which would prevent trans youth from accessing gender-affirming care. Your monthly gift will mobilize PFLAGers to continue fighting back against any effort to harm our LGBTQ+ children.

I hope to welcome and thank you as a Guardian giver -- and that you'll be #PFLAGProud to wear your PFLAG pin! 
 
Sincerely,

Brian K. Bond
Executive Director

Pastor claims coronavirus is God's 'death angel' to 'purge a lot of sin'




Pastor and pundit Rick Wiles went on a rant where he said that the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, which has killed over 100 people, is God's plan "to purge a lot of sin off this planet," including transgender children and "sexual immorality."


Wiles is the senior pastor at the non-denominational Flowing Streams Church in Florida as well as the creator of the TruNews streaming channel. He has previously called former President Barack Obama a "demon from Hell" and  warned in October  that "there's gonna be violence" if President Donald Trump is removed from office. His latest comments about the deadly coronavirus  were first reported  by Right Wing Watch.

Wiles is the founder of the far-right conspiracy website TruNews, which hosts his video broadcasts. But despite the site's extreme anti-Semitism, homophobia, and disregard for facts, the  White House gave it press credentials this past week.



 

Welcome to PFLAG Alamance. We offer a safe, confidential space in which to explore our feelings and under-standings about the LGBT experience, especially "coming out" and what this means to families and other loved ones. Listen and share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with, knowing that others can understand.

 

 

 

And remember....when you no longer feel you need PFLAG, PFLAG needs you! There are people out there who need a supportive friend.