September General Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:30-9:00 pm.
Where: Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.
Topic: Privilege & Intersectionality in the LGBT+ Community
Join us as we dig deeper into the experiences of LGBT+ youth today and listen to fresh perspectives on privilege and intersectionality in the LGBT+ Community. A short PowerPoint presentation will provide an introduction to the topic, leading to a panel discussion featuring members of PFLAG HoCo's Rainbow Youth & Allies Youth Group: Xavier, Bo, Tobias, Flynn, and Apollo. The panelists will share experiences on the topic, and an interactive conversation of open Q&A will follow.
Gender Journey Mid-Atlantic Conference
When: October 4 & 5, 2019
Friday, October 4: Professional Day
Saturday, October 5: Family Day
Where: Red Lion Hotel North Baltimore
2004 Greenspring Drive | Timonium, MD 21093
Though every family's journey is unique, together we can be better prepared to help our youth navigate their journey. This gathering is designed to ensure gender-creative youth have a strong, affirming community of family, loved ones and service providers along with the space, support and security to thrive.
This day provides professionals with the tools, competencies and best practices to expand their ability to meet the needs of transgender and gender-creative youth and their loved ones as well as adults.
For families whose children are exploring gender, the journey can feel overwhelming, confusing and lonely. This gathering is an event where transgender and gender-creative youth, their families and their loved ones come together for support, learning and community. It offers a safe space for children to freely express themselves and find friends. For their loved ones, it offers connection with others in an affirming, open and receptive environment This is an opportunity for gender-creative youth and loves ones to further explore their journeys.