Monday, August 15, 2016

LGBTQ Families Summer Picnic

Join us at Island Lake Park on Saturday, September 10, 2016 for an end-of-summer picnic with area families of LGBTQ people. This is an opportunity particularly for families of LGBTQ youth to get to know other area families. We have reserved a picnic shelter at Island Lake Park. The event will be potluck so feel free to bring some food or beverages to share.

We will be sharing details about the event on Facebook. Use the following event to find out more, ask questions, or to RSVP.

LGBTQ Families Summer Picnic Event Details

If you want to help get the word out about the event you can print out one of these PDF files.

One Page Flyer
Two Up Flyer

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thoughts on Kitsap PFLAG Meetings

 If you need to talk, Kitsap PFLAG is meeting over coffee on Monday in Bremerton.

Monday June 20th, 6:30 pm, at the Hot Java Cafe in Bremerton at the corner of 4th and Pacific.

We will be talking about how the events in Orlando have profoundly affected us, and we will get some information about I-1515 and the Washington Won't Discriminate group organizing against its passage.

If you want to get involved in Kitsap PFLAG there are a few ways you can help.
Most importantly, come to our meeting! We hold a monthly conversation and often it's just a few of us who enjoy talking to each other and we gab over coffee for a while. And that's great. And you shouldn't be afraid to join us! 

But, the power of a group like PFLAG is in providing a caring ear for those who find themselves in need of support. We've had people drive for hours to come to one of our meetings. Being present to help others is one of the most important ways to be a part of PFLAG. Sometimes you need help yourself, but sometimes you're simply there for others.

Kitsap PFLAG also volunteers at a number of area events. But we could do more! We'd love to be more visible in the community to show that there are families here who love and support LGBTQ people. 

Upcoming, we are going to have a booth at Kitsap Pride on July 16. We need volunteers to staff our booth for an hour or two to let others know about PFLAG. Let parents know they have somewhere to talk. Let youth see that family acceptance is possible.

And, we are going to be marching in the Bainbridge Fourth of July parade on, yes, July 4th in Winslow. We walk with Kitsap Pride and it is just a blast. We wear rainbows and hand out Starburst. The crowd loves to see us. We've had every age march with us from kids in strollers to elders in wheel chairs.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Film Festivals

There are several film festivals coming this fall which might be of interest to area families and LGBTQ people.

REWIND: Celebering 20 Years of LGBT Film - September 19-20, 2015 at The Vashon Theater - The DoVE Project and Three Dollar Bill Cinema present award-winning and audience favorites from the past 20 years of the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. CLICK HERE

Port Townsend Film Festival - September 25-27, 2015 in Port Townsend - There are a few LGBTQ films that are being screen including: Back on Board: Greg Louganis, a documentary about the Olympic swimmer and how he has dealt with coming out and being HIV+. Screens Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Rosebud Cinema. Fourth Man Out is a film about a small-town mechanic coming out in a blue collar town. Screens Friday, September 25, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. at Key City Public Theatre and Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Noon at The Starlight Room. CLICK HERE

20th Annual Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - October 8-28, 2015 at the Egyptian Theater, Northwest Film Forum, and Pacific Place theater in Seattle - Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents a wild and provocative collection of films from around the world. Some highlights are shown below.  CLICK HERE 

Real Queer Youth Shorts collection at 12:30 p.m. on October 17, 2015. These shorts are The Real Queer Youth program, a local video production and media literacy training program for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 13-20 in Seattle. CLICK HERE

Gayby Baby is an Australian film which plays at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Recently boycotted by a school in Australia, the film is a moving portrait of four kids—Gus, Ebony, Matt, and Graham—growing up in same-sex families. This honest documentary is told from the kids’ point of view as they deal with everyday life, whether that be developing a love for wrestling, learning to read, or handling issues in school. CLICK HERE