Advancing Equality Through Support, Education and Advocacy
Building on a Foundation of Loving Families
Letter From the Board:

Membership Season is here! Fall is the time for our PFLAG parents and friends to renew or start a membership with our chapter. Your membership payment is eligible for Federal and State tax deductibility*, is easy to do and supports our chapter. Our chapter depends on annual membership fees, grants, and donations to continue our important services including:
  • providing parent and family support meetings EVERY month,
  • bringing in relevant speakers to our chapter meetings,
  • maintaining our lending library,
  • sponsoring/mentoring newly forming PFLAG chapters (Clayton-Concord and Lamorinda), and
  • supporting local community and school programs
  • developing and delivering new education programs.
Your membership in our chapter also includes membership in the PFLAG National organization in Washington, D.C., which is continually working to promote equity for our LGBTQ loved ones.  

Please consider renewing or starting a 2020-2021 membership** today!  Here’s how:
Print and fill out this membership form and send it along with your check to the address listed on the form. If you have any questions please call Faye Isaacson, Membership Chair of PFLAG Danville-San Ramon Valley at 510-872-8363.

Thank you for your continued support,

*   Our 501(c)(3) status qualifies up to a 100% tax deduction for dues/donations, depending on your personal limits
** 2020-2021 membership covers October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021


OPEN BOARD POSITIONS:

We have a few Board positions open, some brand new to the chapter.
  • Vice President (new position)
  • Membership Chair
  • Marketing and Events Chair (new position)
If you are interested or know anyone who is (they do not have to be a current PFLAG member), please let us know at srvpflag@gmail.com.

Supporting One Another
  • Please join us at our monthly support meetings which are held on the 3rd Monday of EVERY month from 7-9 PM - currently being held on ZOOM.

  • If you are 18 and older and looking for a social opportunity with other local LGBTQ+ adults, join us every Monday from 8-9 PM on Zoom. Contact us at srvpflag@gmail.com for these invitation only events.

  • NEW!: If you have a teenager who is looking for a social opportunity with other LGBTQ+ teens, our PFLAG Highschool Zoom social will be held on the first Sunday evening of each month from 7:00-8:00 PM, please contact us at srvpflag@gmail.com for these invitation only events.
Changing Hearts and Minds
Educating our Community
NEW WORKSHOP!:
Supporting Your Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Loved Ones
A Grandparents' Workshop*
MON. OCT. 26th @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Join PFLAG Danville-San Ramon Valley, the Rossmoor LGBT Alliance, and a panel of young adults on ZOOM for an evening of education and sharing to learn how to best support your transgender and gender nonconforming loved ones. In this workshop you will:

  • Learn LGBTQ+ terminology
  • Gain an understanding of gender identity formation
  • Learn about the importance of family support
  • Discover how you can best support your trans and nonbinary family members
  • Engage in dialogue with peers in order to support each other.

*This is a free event and is open to everyone. RSVP HERE

Book Recommendation:
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager for Gr 7 Up is a short and easy to read profile of diverse queer figures throughout history. As we know, our education system is taught through a very white, cisgender and heterosexual lens. Research shows us how important it is for marginalized populations to see themselves in the history they are taught in school. This book shows its readers that LGBTQ+ people have not only been around forever, but have contributed greatly to our world.
Advocating for Change
OUR COURTS:
PFLAG is concerned about the recent rushed nomination of a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Ginsberg. The Supreme Court determines the rights, and therefore the quality of life of our LGBTQ+ loved ones. Rushing a Supreme Court confirmation through without due process will have severe consequences.

TAKE ACTION: Please do all you can to spread the word and ask your friends, family, and co-workers to call their senators daily and request that there be no confirmation before inauguration day.
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