PFLAG JOHNS CREEK invites area LGBTQ teens and their teen friends/allies to our Teen Social Event! WHEN: 1st Saturday of Each Month 7:30 – 10 PM WHERE: Alpharetta Presbyterian Church 180 Academy Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 (Downtown Alpharetta) * Enter through the main entrance. A volunteer will greet you. * — Hang out! Have fun! BE YOURSELF! All in a safe & affirming space. – We’ll play some cool games and do some fun activities! – Wear comfy clothes because we’re going to be active! – Food and drinks provided! 8th grade and up; minimum age = 13. $5 donation per person requested at the door. Adult chaperones will be with the teens at all times. — PARENTS: No curb drop-off! Check-in is required at the door for everyone (teens and adults). Teens must be checked in by a parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians are invited to stay and join the adult group for casual snacks & conversation during the Event. But staying is not required. However, check-in is required. Again, no curb drop-off! — IMPORTANT: Anyone under the age of 18 must sign a Parent/Legal Guardian Permission Form & Waiver & Youth/Teen Acceptance Form at each event check-in. Both parent/guardian AND youth/teen MUST sign the below form. Completed and signed form is required for admission to each Event. Form link: http://bit.ly/2Vh9V5s

from Instagram: https://ift.tt/2GEG0Rt PFLAG JOHNS CREEK invites area LGBTQ teens and their teen friends/allies to our Teen Social Event!
WHEN:
1st Saturday of Each Month
7:30 – 10 PM

WHERE:
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(Downtown Alpharetta) * Enter through the main entrance. A volunteer will greet you. * — Hang out! Have fun! BE YOURSELF! All in a safe & affirming space. – We’ll play some cool games and do some fun activities! – Wear comfy clothes because we’re going to be active! – Food and drinks provided!

8th grade and up; minimum age = 13. $5 donation per person requested at the door.

Adult chaperones will be with the teens at all times. — PARENTS: No curb drop-off! Check-in is required at the door for everyone (teens and adults). Teens must be checked in by a parent/guardian.

Parents/Guardians are invited to stay and join the adult group for casual snacks & conversation during the Event. But staying is not required. However, check-in is required. Again, no curb drop-off! — IMPORTANT: Anyone under the age of 18 must sign a Parent/Legal Guardian Permission Form & Waiver & Youth/Teen Acceptance Form at each event check-in.

Both parent/guardian AND youth/teen MUST sign the below form. Completed and signed form is required for admission to each Event.

Form link: http://bit.ly/2Vh9V5s

#Repost @lgbt_history ・・・ “If you can be true to yourself, you can also be true to others. But if you can’t be true to yourself, you really have nothing. You are lost.” – Jackie Shane (May 14, 1940 – Feb. 22, 2019) to @zackarydrucker, 2018 . @lgbt_history mourns the loss of R&B legend and transgender trailblazer Jackie Shane, whose death was announced on February 22, 2019. Ms. Shane was 78. #RestInPower

from Instagram: https://ift.tt/2NoerfB #Repost @lgbt_history
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“If you can be true to yourself, you can also be true to others. But if you can’t be true to yourself, you really have nothing. You are lost.” – Jackie Shane (May 14, 1940 – Feb. 22, 2019) to @zackarydrucker, 2018
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@lgbt_history mourns the loss of R&B legend and transgender trailblazer Jackie Shane, whose death was announced on February 22, 2019. Ms. Shane was 78. #RestInPower

It’s time to elect a new Secretary and Treasurer for our PFLAG chapter. The Nomination Period is now open and will run until Friday, March 15, 2019. Anyone may nominate another chapter member or may nominate themselves. Visit http://bit.ly/2XkdZDw to learn more and to submit your nominations. Thank you for your assistance and support of our chapter. PFLAG Johns Creek – Election Committee Ann Miller Jeannie Senter

from Instagram: https://ift.tt/2EmBtAP It’s time to elect a new Secretary and Treasurer for our PFLAG chapter.

The Nomination Period is now open and will run until Friday, March 15, 2019. Anyone may nominate another chapter member or may nominate themselves.

Visit http://bit.ly/2XkdZDw to learn more and to submit your nominations.
Thank you for your assistance and support of our chapter.

PFLAG Johns Creek – Election Committee
Ann Miller
Jeannie Senter

#Repost @lgbt_history ・・・ “Freedom from hate, unconditionally; Freedom from self-pity (even through all the pain and bad news); Freedom from fear of possibly doing something that might possibly help another more than it might himself; and Freedom from the kind of pride that might make a man think that he was better than his brother or his neighbor.” – Billy Strayhorn’s “Four Major Moral Freedoms,” by Duke Ellington . Billy Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967), c. 1947. Photo by Carl van Vechten. . Billy Strayhorn, who was born one hundred and three years ago today, was a jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his decades-long collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington. . As a teen, Strayhorn dreamed of being a classical composer, though the dream soon met the reality of the deeply-segregated musical world; classical music, in other words, was not open to black composers. At nineteen, Strayhorn’s attention turned to jazz, and it was around this time that he first saw Duke Ellington perform. . In 1938, upon meeting Ellington, Strayhorn showed the bandleader how he would have arranged one of Sir Duke’s pieces; Ellington was so impressed that he set up a meeting between Strayhorn and the full band, marking the start of a partnership that lasted until Strayhorn’s death. The pair’s work together produced some of Ellington’s best-known pieces, including “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Lush Life.” . Throughout his career, Strayhorn was openly gay, and he had long-term relationships with Aaron Bridgers and Bill Grove. . Billy Strayhorn died of esophageal cancer on May 31, 1967; he was fifty-one. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #BillyStrayhorn

from Instagram: https://ift.tt/2tvL4Px #Repost @lgbt_history
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“Freedom from hate, unconditionally; Freedom from self-pity (even through all the pain and bad news); Freedom from fear of possibly doing something that might possibly help another more than it might himself; and Freedom from the kind of pride that might make a man think that he was better than his brother or his neighbor.” – Billy Strayhorn’s “Four Major Moral Freedoms,” by Duke Ellington
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Billy Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967), c. 1947. Photo by Carl van Vechten.
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Billy Strayhorn, who was born one hundred and three years ago today, was a jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his decades-long collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington.
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As a teen, Strayhorn dreamed of being a classical composer, though the dream soon met the reality of the deeply-segregated musical world; classical music, in other words, was not open to black composers. At nineteen, Strayhorn’s attention turned to jazz, and it was around this time that he first saw Duke Ellington perform.
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In 1938, upon meeting Ellington, Strayhorn showed the bandleader how he would have arranged one of Sir Duke’s pieces; Ellington was so impressed that he set up a meeting between Strayhorn and the full band, marking the start of a partnership that lasted until Strayhorn’s death. The pair’s work together produced some of Ellington’s best-known pieces, including “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Lush Life.”
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Throughout his career, Strayhorn was openly gay, and he had long-term relationships with Aaron Bridgers and Bill Grove.
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Billy Strayhorn died of esophageal cancer on May 31, 1967; he was fifty-one. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #BillyStrayhorn

Tonight! Join our SPECIAL EDUCATION EVENT: Navigating Transgender Legal Issues GUEST SPEAKER: Taylor Brown Tyron Garner Memorial Fellow LAMBDA LEGAL WHEN: Tuesday, February 19 7 – 8:30 PM WHERE: Johns Creek United Methodist Church 11180 Medlock Bridge Road Johns Creek, GA 30097 (3rd Floor – Dining Hall) Taylor will be discussing ways parents of transgender children can navigate complex legal issues, such as name changes, ID document changes, restroom access, school rights, and healthcare. She will provide us with clear, actionable guidance to ensure our kids and ourselves are safe and secure. PLEASE NOTE: Our regular scheduled meetings will meet as usual during the education event for those who need support or wish not to attend the education event. • TWEENS (Room 313) • TEENS (Rooms 322 and 323) • ADULTS (Rooms 315 and 320) — Taylor Brown is the Tyron Garner Memorial Law Fellow at the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal in Atlanta, GA. Taylor pursues litigation, policy advocacy, and public education addressing inequities in policy and the law for African-American LGBTQ people and African-American PLWH. She passed the February 2018 New York Bar Exam and is pending admission in New York. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Trans Bar Association.

from Instagram: http://bit.ly/2tvlj1E Tonight! Join our SPECIAL EDUCATION EVENT:
Navigating Transgender Legal Issues

GUEST SPEAKER:
Taylor Brown
Tyron Garner Memorial Fellow
LAMBDA LEGAL

WHEN:
Tuesday, February 19
7 – 8:30 PM

WHERE:
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
11180 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(3rd Floor – Dining Hall)

Taylor will be discussing ways parents of transgender children can navigate complex legal issues, such as name changes, ID document changes, restroom access, school rights, and healthcare. She will provide us with clear, actionable guidance to ensure our kids and ourselves are safe and secure.

PLEASE NOTE: Our regular scheduled meetings will meet as usual during the education event for those who need support or wish not to attend the education event. • TWEENS (Room 313)
• TEENS (Rooms 322 and 323)
• ADULTS (Rooms 315 and 320) — Taylor Brown is the Tyron Garner Memorial Law Fellow at the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal in Atlanta, GA. Taylor pursues litigation, policy advocacy, and public education addressing inequities in policy and the law for African-American LGBTQ people and African-American PLWH. She passed the February 2018 New York Bar Exam and is pending admission in New York. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Trans Bar Association.