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 list them here, along with occasional posts on events by other LGBTQ ally groups. You can also follow our chapter events via Facebook.
Panel for LW Students and Staff
Tuesday, November 19, 12-1PM, campus library, Lake Washington Institute of Technology Featuring moderator Beth Lenholt (bisexual, she/her) and four panelists: Miho Stanberry (asexual, they/them); Deaunte Damper (gay, he/him); Nate Sneldon (queer, he/they); Paulette de Coriolis (lesbian, trans woman, she/her).
Transgender Day of Remembrance Service
Wednesday, November 20, 6PM, Bellevue First United Methodist Church (our meeting host church). Refreshments and conversation starting at arrival time, with official program commencing at 7PM: Candle Lighting and Reading of Names. Come together, unify against the powers of hate and fear. Guest Speaker: Ginger Chien: Trans activist, storyteller, rock musician, engineer (and new Chair of PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside!)
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) 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.
The Future is Queer: Art Night for LGBTQ+ Teens
Friday, November 15th, 6-9PM at Bellevue Arts Museum LGBTQ+ teens and allies in grades 6-12 are welcome to join for a night of immersive virtual reality art, open mic performance, art exhibit created by LGBTQ+ youth and create-your-own-art at craft tables. This is a free event and entry into the museum is also free as part of this program.
Gay City LGBTQ+ Media projects
New opportunity for LGBTQ+ youth. Gay City staff will be working with youth ages 12-20 to develop media projects (videos, graphics, blog posts, podcasts, etc) to promote health and advocate for LGBTQ+ youth issues (think PSAs and health-promotion campaigns). No experience is necessary.
They will provide stipends for the youth! A great opportunity for youth to gain valuable experience to include on a resume or college application, while meeting other LGBTQ+ teens across the state. WA state teens can join if they have internet access: meetings will be held using Zoom to stream the meetings online. If interested, email email@example.com.