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    PFLAG Columbia-Howard County’s June General Meeting

    Topic: LGBTQ Legal Rights and Protections in Maryland

    Did you know that 13 states rank ahead of Maryland on the Human Right Campaign’s annual State Equality Index? Why? We want to raise awareness of the state of LGBTQ rights and protections in our state and discuss the policy and legislative needs in the years ahead and share with people how they can get involved.

     

    Presenter: Mark Procopio, Executive Director of FreeState Justice

    FreeState Justice is a legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives of low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Marylanders. FreeState’s mission is to combine direct level services with education and outreach to ensure that the low-income LGBTQ community of Maryland receives fair treatment in the law and society.

     

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:30-9:00 pm

    Owen Brown Interfaith Center

    7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045

    Original Play at HCC: Making Advances: Revealing Stories about Gender and Sexual Identity

    After months of researching topics such as Social Constructs, being Trans in America, the differences between Gender and Sexuality, and the meanings of words such as Trans/Cis-Gendered & Hetero/Homo/Bi/Pan/A-Sexual, etc., the findings culminate in this play. Journey through unparalleled and unexpected styles of storytelling where gender and sexual identity are at the very core. The premiere of this original play will speak to how we see each other, how we want to be seen, how we simply are – through self-discovery, censorship, provocation, and appropriation.

     

    Howard Community College Performance Arts Theatre

    Arts Collective @ HCC, Horowitz Center, Rm 126

    Columbia, MD 21044

    June 7 - June 17th

     

    Find more information on Facebook or their Website.

    Baltimore Pride Celebration

    Join PFLAG Columbia-Howard County at Baltimore's annual Pride Celebration!

     

    This year's theme, "United We Shine," is representative of transforming fears into empowerment and embracing community to fight for justice and dignity.

     

    More information will follow.

     

    Parade: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Assemble 11am / Step-off 1pm

    Block Party: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 2pm

    Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 11am

    Baltimore, MD

    2018 School Board Candidates Meet & Greet

    Join us for an afternoon of engaging conversation with the members of the community who want to represent you on the Howard County Board of Education. Enjoy light refreshments and a friendly atmosphere!

     

    Warfield Meeting Room, HCLS Central Branch

    10375 Little Patuxent Parkway

    Columbia, MD 21044

    Monday, June 18, 2018 - 2:00pm-4:45pm

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    Pride Employee Resource Group, Baltimore Gas and Electric

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    “Thank you PFLAG for having such powerful presenters. Catherine Hyde was the opening speaker for a company Diversity & Inclusion event that focused on coming out in the work place. Catherine’s personal story of her journey in accepting and then supporting her transgender daughter was incredibly moving and heartfelt. Our employees were truly captivated as her history unfolded, and I know that there was much learning going on. This was there perfect launch for our panel discussion that followed. Keep up the great work!”
    Ron Hokemeyer
    Pride Employee Resource Group, Baltimore Gas and Electric

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