PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside participates in various events, such as parades and marches, lobby days, and more, that support the LGBTQ community and let us share a fun and team-building experience together. Check here for upcoming events (including ones by ally groups) open to our members, friends, and the public. To help plan and coordinate our chapter events, please contact us.
May 13, 2018 – May 20, 2018, Esprit Conference. Register now for one of the nation’s leading transgender conferences, for everyone under the transgender umbrella including crossdressers, transsexuals, Significant Others, and family members. Held in the welcoming town of Port Angeles, WA (just two hours from Seattle), you can take a range of classes, participate in fun activities, and bask in the retreat-like scenic setting. This year’s keynote speaker is Ginger Chien, a board member of our chapter and highly respected advocate for the transgender community.
June 2nd, 10:30-11:30AM Join our chapter’s contingent as we march in Duvall Days Grand Parade. It’s our sixth time participating in this event and we always receive a warm welcome from the crowd. See our Event page for specific details.
June 22nd, 6PM Walk with us in Transpride—a friendly, relaxed event, in support of our transgender friends and family. The crowd starts arriving at 5PM at Seattle Center College Plaza.
July 14th, 11AM. March with us in the Derby Days Grand Parade for our third year in a row—a great opportunity to increase visibility right here in our own Eastside. The crowd starts gathering at 10AM on 85th, near City Hall. More details to come.
- 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 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.)