Listen to a Local PFLAG Chapter Member’s Speech from the 2018 Women’s March

Alyssa, a PFLAG Annapolis/Anne Arundel County co-founder, spoke at the Annapolis Women’s March 2018 on January 20, 2018.

“Resources Following the US Election Results” Blog Post by Evin C. Ziemer

“Resources Following the US Election Results” Blog Post by Evin C. Ziemer

To anyone affected by the U.S. election result:

We want you to know that you are important and loved.

Together, we will not let racism, homophobia, sexism or any form of hate win.

If you are hurting, here are some resources – and always feel free to talk to us

Read more here:  http://ecziemer.tumblr.com/post/153220762011/resources-following-the-us-election-results.

“Local Families Start PFLAG Chapter” Article in the Capital Gazette

“Local Families Start PFLAG Chapter” Article in the Capital Gazette

The Anne Arundel County and Annapolis chapter of PFLAG, a national nonprofit organization, celebrated its launch at a picnic at Crofton Park on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

The group started meeting in May 2016 and obtained its nonprofit status this summer.

Read more here:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/ph-ac-cn-pflag-annearundel-0808-20160807-story.html.

“Annapolis PFLAG to Hold First Major Event” Article in the Washington Blade

“Annapolis PFLAG to Hold First Major Event” Article in the Washington Blade

The recently formed Annapolis chapter of PFLAG will hold a “Colorful Kickoff Cookout” this Sunday, August 7, 2016, which represents the chapter’s first major event. It will take place between 4 and 7 p.m. in Crofton Park, 2285 Davidsonville Rd., in Gambrills.

Though initial meetings have taken place beginning in May, the chapter was officially titled in June by PFLAG National. It joins other Maryland PFLAG chapters that have been established in Columbia, Westminster, Frederick, Chestertown, Bethesda, Bel Air and Salisbury.

“We’d really like to get to different parts of the county to show that support is available and let the community members show each other that their community is a safe and supportive one,” Alyssa Fenix, a member of the chapter’s steering committee and one of the lead organizers of the cookout, told the Blade. “This having a history of being a conservative county, the LGBTQ community here needs to know that they can access resources without having to travel to surrounding counties, and that we are dedicated to making sure everyone knows how and where they can find supports and information.”

Read more here:  http://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/08/03/annapolis-pflag-hold-first-major-event/.