PFLAG isn’t just for support; it’s also for education & advocacy! At most of our monthly meetings, whether in Brewster or Falmouth, we devote at least part of the meeting to support, and the remainder to an educational or advocacy-related program.
Brewster Meeting, Monday, Feb. 16: We'll watch a short trailer for a new documentary called Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine. It's been almost 17 years since Matt was murdered and maybe a good time to reflect on how far we've come, how far we have to go, and why his death is still so raw for so many. A winner of four Best Documentary awards, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine will open in New York and two other cities on February 6, followed by Los Angeles on February 13, and continue expanding into select markets across the U.S. and Canada.
Falmouth Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 24: same as Brewster (above) at The Falmouth Jewish Congregation, located at 7 Hatchville Road. Just north of the UU Fellowship, turn off Sandwich Road onto Hatchville Rd. Turn right into the second driveway and park. Enter through the door on your right (the door closest to the parking lot). A sign will be posted on the door with directions to the meeting room..
The scheduled talk by Candace Waldron about her book, "My Daughter, He: Transitioning with Our Transgender Children" has been rescheduled until APRIL because of bad weather. The book is part memoir and part instructional about raising a transgender child. Candace describes her feelings and experiences as the mother of a 16-year-old daughter who comes out as transgender and, during the ensuing years, transitions to a son. Candace will present her book at our 7pm PFLAG meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth. Copies will be available for purchase. A support group session will follow at 8:00pm.
Brewster Meetings: every third Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at
First Parish UU Church, 1969 Main Street
Falmouth Meetings: every last Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 840 Sandwich Road, E Falmouth.
Please join us. You will be welcomed warmly, listened to respectfully without judgment, and hopefully stimulated by the discussion. Your confidentiality is assured.
Support Group for Parents of Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Children
Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month 3:30–5 pm
West Barnstable Community Building
2401 Meetinghouse Way (Rte.149), West Barnstable.
This is a support group for parents of transgender and gender-nonconforming youth (ages 2-21). The group is led by a parent of a transgender youth and a transgender woman who is an advocate for transgender youth and is a gender diversity trainer. For more information see the brochure or email Sarah.