In addition to our monthly meetings, PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside participates in various events, such panels and workshops, parades, and more, that support the LGBTQ community. We normally list them here and on Facebook, along with occasional events by other LGBTQ ally groups. For the health and well-being of our community, we are now only sharing information about virtual events.
Mark your calendars for October 2 – 3 for the PFLAG Washington State and Pacific Northwest Regional Conference. The theme of the conference is “Advocacy Starts With Me!”. Advocacy themes include: religion/spirituality, rural communities, education, youth, and medicine, and more! Planned speakers will represent many groups, including: Manny Santiago, Executive Director Washington LGBTQ Commission, NAACP, LULAC, Brian Bond Executive Director PFLAG National, Iden Campbell Basic Rights Oregon.
- Pride guerrilla art project This project started for Pride Month but we can continue it throughout the year, to signal pride and hope during this challenging time. Put your creative energy into art. Place inspirational, positive messages in public places where serendipity will bring it to others who need a dose of positivity. For example, check out this great example of Pride guerrilla art from our Board member, Lisa Wheeler. A Google search of “rock painting” will give you a full array of resources and inspiration. Also check out these tips for painting rocks using old nail polish! You can also post messages on posters including tear-off messages with how to get help from the Trevor Project.
Rainbow Teen Advisory Board
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 5-7PM LGBTQ youth and allies from any Eastside School district and in grades 6th-12 grade are welcome to join the Rainbow Teen Advisory Board (also known as R-TAB). R-TAB has suspended their normal meetings at Redmond Library and is investigating moving virtual ones. Please consult their Facebook wall for details. Members create safe spaces, socialize, and gain valuable leadership experience as they create community events. No application necessary.