I promise to do my best to offer support, encouragement
and sound information for my LGBTQ family members and
friends, by actively participating in PFLAG Alamance and
being a reliable presence in its meetings and activities
as often as I can.
You can get started on this resolution next Tuesday
January 14, 7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Room (upstairs)
Elon Community Church UCC
271 N. Williamson Ave.
Please enter the building through the covered walk behind the sanctuary.
Plenty of parking there.
The Holiday season was an active one for PFLAG Alamance.
OK, so it rained on our parade and the blue Caddie was ready but couldn't go. Did that stop PFLAG Alamance from a good Holiday season? No way! With brave guys who rode on the Alamance Pride float, and with good food and fellowship at our Holiday Potluck it was a good time for all .
Wishing you a very happy New Year! and we would love to see you at our next meeting!
From PFLAG National . . .
Trump Administration removes "sexual orientation" from Department of the Interior's anti-discrimination guidelines
The Trump Administration has
quietly removed sexual orientation protections from the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) guidelines on workplace discrimination. The official explanation of why contradicts an anti-LGBTQ argument being made by the administration in several court cases.
DOI spokeswoman Carol Danko said the removal occurred "Per the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), under [the 1964 Civil Rights Act's] Title VII the term 'sex' includes gender, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, and pregnancy."
However, Danko's comment directly contradicts at least three 2019 Trump administration
Supreme Court briefs which argue that it should be legal to fire people for being LGBTQ because Title VII doesn't cover such mistreatment under its prohibition of sex-based workplace discrimination.
Thus far, the EEOC believes that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity are forms of sex discrimination because they're based on stereotypes of how men and women should behave. That is, if a woman is fired because she married a woman but wouldn't have been fired if she were a man married to a woman, then she lost her job because she's a woman.
Our last call for your membership dues for 2020 . . .
Membership is not a requirement for attending and participating in PFLAG meetings and activities. It is meaningful, however, for us to indicate the level of interest in the purposes of PFLAG to provide support, education and advocacy for the causes of LGBTQIA persons, their families and friends. Your $25 contribution also makes you a member of PFLAG National.
Just give us the information on a form like the one above, along with your check made payable to PFLAG Alamance, bring it to our meeting or mail it to PO Box 623, Elon, NC 27244.
Together we're stronger!
If you are a dues paying member of PFLAG Alamance, you will soon be receiving the next issue of the PFLAGPole. It is the magazine of our national organization and has some great articles this month. Be watching!
AN INVITATION FROM WINSTON SALEM . . .
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.