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Just received a last-minute notification of a need to move our monthly PFLAG Support Meeting from its usual Unity Building location to the conference room in the Met school's Media Arts Center. The Media Arts Center is the first building on the left as you enter the 2nd driveway of the school's campus. The conference room is located immediately on the left as you enter the buildings doors. If necessary due to the number of attendees, we may move our group into the auditorium which is directly facing the entrance to the building. Sorry for the inconvenience and last minute notification.
Our Next PFLAG Greater Providence Regular Meeting Will Be On February 1, 2017
On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, PFLAG of Greater Providence will have its monthly meeting from 6:45 to 8:45 pm at the MET School in Providence. This month our speakers will be Donny and Kyle McKendall who recently celebrated their third wedding anniversary and have been together for more than eight years. They reside in Cranston. Donny is an independent business owner, operating a SERVPRO franchise offering water, fire, and mold cleanup and remediation. Kyle is the marketing manager of the Hemophilia Federation of America and volunteer executive director/publisher of Options Magazine, RI's LGBTQ community nonprofit publication.
Donny and Kyle will share personal stories with the group, providing insight on their individual experiences with coming-out, how their families reacted their relationship, the challenges of being gay in a business/workplace setting, what being involved in the local LGBT community has done for them, and their thoughts on starting a family in the future.
Both were shaped by large families who raised them Roman Catholic. Donny is an Eagle Scout, and his dad is still an active troop leader with the Boy Scouts of America. These experiences, among others, influenced conversations about being gay and family values and are ares that both Donny and Kyle worked through over the years.
We will have our support session prior to our speakers. Come and talk (or just listen) about any issues with your family or whatever is going on with you and your LGBTQ loved one(s) in your family with those who understand. Then stay to hear our speakers.
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month. Our meetings are relaxed, safe, and non-judgmental; and all information shared remains confidential.
Although you do not have to be a member to attend our meetings, we welcome you to join as your membership does help support the work that we do in Rhode Island to support families and their gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and non-binary family members. Most of our funds are used to print the publications we provide to those who attend meetings and to other organizations who request them. We also use the funds we collect to participate in Pride Fest and the Pride Parade, to produce marketing materials to let Rhode Islanders know we are there to support them. In addition, we help support other LGBTQ organizations within our community.
We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization that relies primarily on your support to operate. So we encourage you to renew your membership now or consider joining if you are not currently a member. You can find our membership brochure on our website at www.pflagprovidence.org and you can also join or donate online.
As always, we are very grateful for all the wondeful support our members and friends have given us that have allowed us to continue to provide our monthly support meetings and to increase our education and advocacy efforts.
Please note that we will be meeting at The MET School in the UNITY, Building, which is located at the other end of the campus from our previous location in the JUSTICE Building. If you are driving up Public Street from Eddy Street, it is the first campus entrance on the right after you cross Plain Street. The building is located toward the back with parking in the rear.
All are welcome. Refreshments and parking are available.
PFLAG is a unique organization offering support for families of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and gender-nonconforming/questioning people, and for the LGBTQ people seeking to come out into the embrace of their families. We help by telling the stories of our own journeys to understanding and acceptance of our children, and we take a personal interest in every family who attends.
For driving directions to the Met School at 325 Public Street, or for more information about PFLAG, please visit http://www.pflagprovidence.org/
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NO MEETING IN JULY
If you are unable to attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings, our PFLAG chapter will be happy to meet with anyone separately who is in need of information and/or support whether you live in Kent County or any other part of the state. Please contact us at (401) 307-1802 or at the email address below.
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