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    Reminder: No meetings Dec. 25th

    There will be no group meetings on the 4th Tuesday of December (Christmas Day).

    January General Meeting: Screening and Discussion of A Fantastic Woman

    When: Tuesday, January 8, 2018 - 7:30-9:30 pm.

    Where: Owen Brown Interfaith Center

    7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.


    A Fantastic Woman, 1h 44min

     

    "Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina's birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. ...

    Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando's family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now - a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman."


    After the screening, there will be time for people to discuss if they would like.

    *Previously, we said we would be screening Boy Erased, but had to change that because of a scheduling error. We will be now screening Boy Erased in March.

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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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