In addition to our monthly meetings, PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside participates in various events, such as parades and marches, lobby days, forums, workshops, and more, that support the LGBTQ community. We list them here, along with occasional posts on events by LGBTQ ally groups. You can also follow our chapter events via Facebook.
- September 28-29th Register now for PFLAG Washington State Council fall conference: OPENING DOORS TO SAFE SPACES. Located at Vancouver Clark County PUD Community Room, 1200 Fort Vancouver, Way, Vancouver, WA. An opportunity to meet PFLAGers from all over our state to learn together and inspire one another through social time, workshops, and guest speakers Officer James Ritter, Seth Kirby, and Diego Sanchez. See flyer.
- October 20th 10-3PM Purchase tickets ($15.00) for Parenting Forum: Raising Children in a World with Deep Divides. This event offers families with children of all ages information on relevant topics in today’s world and will include a morning session (11:15-12PM) by an experienced speaker from our PFLAG chapter. Dr. Ivan Duran, Superintendent Bellevue School District and Jamal Rahman, Muslim Sufi Interfaith Minister are both keynote speakers. Also see Event.
- October 24, 7:30PM Seattle Opera is hosting an LGBTQ night at the Opera and welcomes the LGBTQ community, friends and allies to the spine-tingling ghost story Turn of the Screw. Use promo code: GSBA1819 when ordering tickets online or by phone 206-389-7676. With the 20% discount, tickets prices for that evening’s performance range from $47-$108.00 (exclusions include front of the Dress Circle, Orchestra aisle seats, and $25 Second Tier Back seats). During intermission, gather with the group for a hosted champagne reception in the Norcliffe Room on the First-Tier level (floor 4).
- 2nd and 4th Thursday 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 (R-TAB) which meets at the Redmond Library (except in November & December due to holidays). Members create safe spaces, socialize, and gain valuable leadership experience as they create community events. No application necessary.
- 2nd Tuesday of the month, Eastside youth in grades 6-12 can attend the Community Youth GSA+ for LGBTQ youth, youth from LGBTQ families, and straight ally youth. It meets at the YMCA/Sammamish Community and Aquatic Center in the Met Market Conference room. (Membership to the YMCA not required.) A chance to be in a fun, inclusive, and supportive club.
- Wednesdays 4-6PM Eastside LGBTQIA youth ages 14-18 can attend Queerios, a social group that meets at Northlake UU Church in Kirkland. Queer and trans* youth facilitate the group and two background-checked adults with experience caring for LGBTQ youth are present at each meeting. (Queerios is not religious nor affiliated with Northlake UU Church or any other church.)