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PFLAG Cleveland "Give Back" Campaign

posted Oct 7, 2018, 10:29 AM by Quentin Jamieson

Fall is upon us and the new year is just around the corner.  As you plan for ways to give back to our community, consider helping PFLAG Cleveland in one of the following ways:  
  • Support our higher education scholarship fund by donating to PFLAG Cleveland in honor of Dr. Jes Sellers, co-founder of our local chapter.
  • Attend or sponsor PFLAG through Executive Caterer’s annual "Phil~an~thro~pi~a" event, supporting local non-profit organizations. Monday December 3 at Landerhaven. http://landerhaven.com/philanthropia/. The cost of admission is a tax-deductible check in the amount of $75 or more made out to the 501(c)(3) charity of your choice. We hope you choose PFLAG Cleveland! 
  • Make an end of the year donation to help us in our mission to provide support and outreach education to struggling LGBTQA individuals, their families and friends.
  • Remember PFLAG Cleveland in your estate planning as some have done over the years, including Bruce and Lou Kriete and more recently, by Dr. Bob Asch. The latter gift helped to establish the PFLAG Scholarship fund in Dr. Sellers’ name.
For more information or questions on how to GIVE BACK, contact Art Thomson, PFLAG Cleveland Treasurer, 216-502-7891. Alternatively write: mail@pflagcleveland.org with questions, or visit: http://www.pflagcleveland.org/membership

October Support Group

posted Oct 7, 2018, 10:28 AM by Quentin Jamieson

PFLAG Cleveland holds support group meetings on the second Tuesday of the month @ 6:45 PM at Trinity Commons (E22nd St & Prospect Ave). Lighted, secure parking is available. See you October 9th @ 6:45pm

Gay Games 10 Paris - Cleveland/Akron Delegation Competes!

posted Aug 11, 2018, 12:06 PM by Quentin Jamieson

PFLAG Cleveland board members attended the Gay Games 10 ceremonies in Paris, France. In 2014, PFLAG Cleveland participated in Cleveland's Gay Games 9 where it competed with an award-winning (Gold!) Bowling team! This year, we hand off our successful event and world class bowling team to the Cleveland/Akron Delegation in Paris at GG10. Learn more about the games here: https://www.paris2018.com/

Amazon Smile

posted Apr 4, 2018, 5:48 AM by Marianne Buccini

Pay it forward with Amazon Smile. You shop. Amazon gives. 
Visit smile.amazon.com and select PFLAG CLEVELAND for all your purchases! 

April/May Newsletter Posted

posted Mar 27, 2018, 12:25 PM by Quentin Jamieson

Go to our Resources Page to view recent PFLAG Akron-Cleveland newsletters. Learn about updates on the latest news affecting LGBT families and friends and related PFLAG and LGBT-focused events which are up and coming!

Our latest newsletter is the April/May 2018 edition

2018 Jes Sellers PFLAG Cleveland Scholarship

posted Mar 21, 2018, 6:38 AM by Quentin Jamieson

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Jes Sellers PFLAG Cleveland Scholarship. The scholarship is named after Dr. Jes Sellers, one of PFLAG Cleveland's founders, and provides recognition and financial assistance to outstanding students who are enrolled as graduate, undergraduate, institute or community college students or high school graduates admitted to an institution of high-er education. Any eligible candidate with a relationship to the LGBTQ+ community is invited to apply; this means LGBTQ-identified, ally or family and/or friend of LGBTQ-individuals in the community. 

The online application and instructions are attached to this newspost. We look forward to your application!

Join Us at CIFF for Reception and Screenings

posted Mar 21, 2018, 5:50 AM by Marianne Buccini

PFLAG Cleveland will again participate as a community partner for the 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF), which will take place at Tower City Cinemas.
 We are proud to be a community partner for the film Going West, which follows the adventures of a transgender parent and her son as they struggle to accept the death of the son's mother. Please join us for hors d'oeuvres and fun at a "pop-up" PFLAG reception on Saturday, April 7 from 6:30-8:30pm in the upper level of the Tower City food court, followed by a screening of the film at 9:30pm. For more details about the film, screening times, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2018/going-westUse discount code PFLAG for $2 off your ticket price. For more details about the reception, please contact us at info@pflagcleveland.org

PFLAG National Scholarship

posted Feb 14, 2018, 7:59 AM by Marianne Buccini

We are excited to announce that the application process for PFLAG National scholarships is now OPEN!

For the 17th year, PFLAG National will award thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to young activists and advocates who have worked tirelessly on numerous programs, projects, and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe and welcoming for all. We’re so proud to support the next generation of leaders!

PFLAG's scholarships are open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens (Non-US citizens are eligible as long as they attend an accredited institution in the United States), and the eligibility requirements are as follow:

    • You are a graduating senior entering higher education for the first time this calendar year (if you graduated last year and took time off you are still eligible to apply)
    • Self identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer...or anywhere within the LGBTQ "family," or as an ally
    • Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ community
    • Have applied to an accredited U.S. higher education institution. Cannot be receiving full tuition remission from other sources to fund the education (e.g., other full-tuition scholarships, established college trust fund, etc.)
    • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed
    • Full applications due March 26, 2018

At pflag.org/scholarships you’ll find everything you need to get started, including the link to the application [https://pflagnational.awardspring.com/]. Visit pflag.org/scholarships to get started!

February Support Group Meeting

posted Feb 10, 2018, 9:06 AM by Quentin Jamieson

PFLAG Cleveland holds support group meetings on the second Tuesday of the month @ 6:45 PM at Trinity Commons (E22nd St & Prospect Ave). Lighted, secure parking is available. Our next support group is February 13th. Learn more about our support group here: Meetings

2018 Annual Business Meeting

posted Feb 10, 2018, 9:05 AM by Quentin Jamieson

The PFLAG Cleveland Annual Business Meeting will be held TUESDAY, MARCH 13th, 5:30-6:30pm at Trinity Commons, Cleveland, OH, prior to our 6:45pm support group meeting. A light supper will be served beginning at 5:00 for those attending the business meeting. Minutes from last year's meeting and the agenda for this year's meeting are forthcoming along with instructions for voting by proxy. Our annual business meeting will include
  • elections for President and Vice President,
  • the Advisory Board's report, including
    • financial update,
    • membership committee report,
    • review of 2017 chapter activities, and
    • review of 2018 chapter goals.
If you are interested in self-nominating or nominating another PFLAG member for President or Vice President, please send your nominations to mail@pflagcleveland.org. Please be sure your membership is current so you can vote. Learn how to renew your membership here: Membership

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