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

Tuesday, October  8, 2019
7:30 pm

A great time to get to know our Chapter members 

Plenty of time to share your personal issues and concerns

Location:
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.

Some said it couldn't be done, but it was . . .


So join us for the fifth annual


 
Dozens of vendors, food trucks and ice cream

Saturday, October 5, 2029 
12 - 5 PM
Burlington Downtown Depot
 200 South Main St
Burlington, NC


Were you a part of the "Boy Erased" crowd?

On September 10 more than 150 people attended the showing of the aware winning movie at Elon's Turner Theatre,  and a chance to meet the author of the book by the same name.  They came from across the county and beyond, as well as a large group of Elon University students. It was a privilege for PFLAG Al
amance to partner with the Truitt Center, Chaplain Jan Fuller and her staff and the CLC Center on campus.

Few in the crowd left without feeling the pain of the phony "conversion therapy" that promises to change one's sexual orientation from gay to straight. Garrard Conley could speak from his personal experience of how this approach has failed those  who were forced into it or who tried out of desperation. His openness about the struggle his father still faces also touched a sensitive place for many of those in the audience.

Garrard Conley is the author of the New York Times Best Selling memo ir  Boy Erased  (Penguin 2016), now a major motion picture

Boy Erased was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and was featured as a top 2016 nonfiction book by O Magazine, Buzzfeed Books, and Shelf Aware ness, among others. It has now been translated in over a dozen languages.





Garrard spoke to Elon Univ. students as part of his visit.





Be sure to see this website   It is the purpose of this site to educate the families and communities with the real documents, to gather the facts and to provide a sense of historical context that proves "you are not alone."


Elon Community Church UCC greets
Students and the Community with a 
unique message of welcome
 



This church has been a welcoming host to PFLAG Alamance since our beginning.  We are happy to see this visual message as the new school year begins.
Meet Luis Garay,  Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center at Elon!
   The Division of Student Life is excited to announce Luis Garay (they/them) as the next Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC). Luis served as Director of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at Virginia Tech and brings previous experience from the Cross Cultural Center at St. Louis University.  They earned a bachelor's  degree in thea ter  arts at Dominican University and a master's degree in college student personnel administration from University of Central Missouri.

A graduate of the national Social Justice Training Institute, Luis has fused student leadership, identity, and intersectionality throughout conference presentations and talks, including "Tracing Histories of Student Resistance in the Spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." and "Anti-Blackness in Mexican and Mexican-American Communities."

Luis will report to Dr. Matthew Antonio Bosch in the new Student Life structure with CREDE and the GLC both reporting through the Dean of Student Inclusive Excellence. We look forward to welcoming Luis to Elon on Monday, September 9. If you would like to welcome Luis before that time, you can reach them at luishgaray@gmail.com.

 

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