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All Upcoming In-person Meetings in Providence and Newport, RI have been cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, you can join us on Zoom for our virtual support meetings. Click on the link below to register for our next meeting!
Ready to join us? Register now for our September 7th virtual support meeting at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time at: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIhma1K5cF2AIdMpguzftBqPEF-hfatX-0YiSNRhO8X34b8w/viewform?usp=sf_link
All are welcome to attend our meetings. They are not just for parents seeking support. We also welcome members of the LGBTQ community who are seeking support and questioning how to come out to family. Allies who want to learn how to better support their LGBTQ+ friends or provide support to others are welcome, as are members of the medical community, social workers, therapists, educators, etc. You just need to register for each meeting.
We are happy to announce that we will have Polly Crozier from GLAD as our speaker at our September 7th PFLAG GP Meeting. We always welcome any suggestions for future speakers. Please email any suggestions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We require registration each month for security reasons. Once you've registered, we will email the log-in information to you by noon on the day of the meeting. You need to do this for every meeting, not just one time.
Your health and well being are top priorities for our PFLAG chapter. With that in mind, and based on the data and information we have received from PFLAG National, the CDC, the WHO and our Rhode Island Governor, we are suspending all in-person chapter meetings in Providence (The Met School, Unity Building) and in Newport (Parish Hall, Channing Memorial Church) until further notice. We did test the waters in Newport but due to low turn-out, decided to wait at least until spring to try again.
Even though we are not meeting in person in Providence and Newport, PFLAG Greater Providence leaders are available to provide you support. Please reach out to us as follows:
PFLAG Greater Providence provides much-needed support to LGBTQ+ people and their families in Rhode Island and is surrounding communities in Massachusetts. Now, we're proud to continue providing you trusted support, meeting you where you are--wherever you are--via PFLAG Connects.
PFLAG Connects meetings, run by trusted PFLAG Greater Providence leaders, will give you the support you need during this most-challenging time.
Whether you are:
You can register to attend our monthly virtual support meetings by clicking on the Registration link above. Until further notice we will be meeting virtually on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of every month on these dates:
Zoom meeting schedule:
September 7, 2022
October 5, 2022
November 2, 2022
December 7, 2022
If you are unable to attend the PFLAG Greater Providence Chapter meetings, the Attleboro PFLAG Chapter meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. currently over Zoom. Just email them at email@example.com to express interest in attending their next meeting.
For urgent support, visit pflag.org/hotlines for an up-to-date list of emergency hotline numbers, available nationwide.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and please stay safe.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Support PFLAG Greater Providence by becoming a member or making a tax-deductible donation so we can continue to provide the support, education and advocacy to families in the LGBTQ community. By clicking on the button above, you will be taken to PayPal where you can make your tax-deductible donation either through your PayPal account or with a credit card.
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Statement in Response to RI Senate Bill S 2501
We at PFLAG Greater Providence support and affirm that transgender and nonbinary students, like all students, deserve the chance to join a school sport without fear of discrimination. PFLAG Greater Providence strongly opposes Senate Bill 2501, the so-called "Fairness in Women’s Sports Act." This discriminatory bill is a tranparent effort to divide our community. They stoke fear so we turn against our own neighbors, creating problems where they don't exist so they can avoid tackling the real issues that would help Rhode Island families succeed. The truth is, youth have always been targets for discrimination because they are often too young to vote. Yet youth always rise up – and PFLAGers rise with them! We at PFLAG wholeheartedly support the LGBTQ+ community in fighting against the passage of SB 2501. Let kids play.
P. O. Box 41344
Providence, RI 02940
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