“Decatur joins Atlanta, Doraville, Clarkston, Chamblee and Dunwoody as the only cities in Georgia with such protections. Five of those cities have adopted the policies in the past year. Decatur is the fifth city in DeKalb County to adopt such an ordinance.”

Decatur adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy
The Decatur City Commission unanimously passed a broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance on Monday, making it the sixth Georgia city to do so.
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November 21, 2019 at 11:28PM

Today is #transgenderdayofremembrance. Today is a day that we remember those folks and their names. Most of those who were lost were trans women of color. In support—and in honor of TDOR—PFLAG chapters across the country are sharing the names of the transgender and gender-expansive people in the United States whose lives were tragically taken by violence in 2019. As of November 20th, 29 transgender and gender-expansive people have been murdered, including one who was killed several years ago but was only identified this year. PFLAG’s renewed commitment to transgender and gender-expansive people was recently announced in a new policy statement decrying the epidemic of violence and discrimination against transgender people, especially Black transgender women, and recommitting to taking significant action in support of the trans community. “We must fight for non-violence and non-discrimination, strive to create an inclusive society, and continuously advocate for trans people of color in every aspect of their lives (i.e. health, work, relationships and home). We must seek accountability for those who do harm against trans women of color due to transphobia, racism, and misogyny. Let us all boldly show our love and support and give more attention to the leadership, wellness, and livelihood of those most impacted by this epidemic. If you have genuine love for all human beings, then you believe that all lives are precious and deserve the right to thrive in the world free from ignorance and intolerance.” – Marilyn Willis, a member of the PFLAG National Board of Directors. The PFLAG National Board of Directors policy statement on anti-transgender violence and discrimination can be found at pflag.org/policystatements.

from Instagram: https://ift.tt/2Xyvl0a Today is #transgenderdayofremembrance. Today is a day that we remember those folks and their names. Most of those who were lost were trans women of color.

In support—and in honor of TDOR—PFLAG chapters across the country are sharing the names of the transgender and gender-expansive people in the United States whose lives were tragically taken by violence in 2019. As of November 20th, 29 transgender and gender-expansive people have been murdered, including one who was killed several years ago but was only identified this year.

PFLAG’s renewed commitment to transgender and gender-expansive people was recently announced in a new policy statement decrying the epidemic of violence and discrimination against transgender people, especially Black transgender women, and recommitting to taking significant action in support of the trans community. “We must fight for non-violence and non-discrimination, strive to create an inclusive society, and continuously advocate for trans people of color in every aspect of their lives (i.e. health, work, relationships and home). We must seek accountability for those who do harm against trans women of color due to transphobia, racism, and misogyny. Let us all boldly show our love and support and give more attention to the leadership, wellness, and livelihood of those most impacted by this epidemic. If you have genuine love for all human beings, then you believe that all lives are precious and deserve the right to thrive in the world free from ignorance and intolerance.” – Marilyn Willis, a member of the PFLAG National Board of Directors.

The PFLAG National Board of Directors policy statement on anti-transgender violence and discrimination can be found at pflag.org/policystatements.

Join us tonight! SPECIAL EDUCATION EVENT: Helping Your Transgender Child Transition PFLAG Johns Creek presents this educational event you won’t want to miss! WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7pm – 8:30pm WHERE: Johns Creek United Methodist Church 11180 Medlock Bridge Road Johns Creek, GA 30097 (3rd Floor) Helping your transgender child transition socially, physically, and emotionally. We will have a panel of speakers to discuss this subject from several perspectives: 1. Mick Rehrig, LCSW, counselor specializing in LGBTQ+ people 2. Jeannie Senter, advocate for safe schools 3. Kris Janovitz, transitional coach, mom of transgender daughter 4. A mom of a transgender son 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 323) – A special safe space for LGBTQ+ tweens (4th-7th grade; ages 9-13) to socialize with other tweens. This is NOT a facilitated support group but instead a social group with games, art, and other fun for tweens to enjoy all while being themselves. The Tween Social Group runs concurrent with the older Teen and Adult Support Groups. A parent must attend an Adult Support Group Meeting or remain in the 3rd floor main hallway. TEENS (Rooms 325, 326) – Support/discussion for LGBTQ+ teens and their teen friends/allies (8th grade and up; minimum age 13). PARENTS/ALLIES (Rooms 315, 320) – Support/discussion for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ+ adults or youth. ADULTS (room 313) – Support/discussion for LGBTQ+ adults only. Safe space for adults including those who are questioning. Questions? Want to know more? CONNECT WITH US! Phone: 470.207.3524 Email: PFLAGJohnsCreek@gmail.com Web: PFLAGJohnsCreek.org Facebook: Facebook.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek Twitter: Twitter.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek Instagram: Instagram.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek

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SPECIAL EDUCATION EVENT: Helping Your Transgender Child Transition

PFLAG Johns Creek presents this educational event you won’t want to miss!

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7pm – 8:30pm

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

Helping your transgender child transition socially, physically, and emotionally.

We will have a panel of speakers to discuss this subject from several perspectives:

1. Mick Rehrig, LCSW, counselor specializing in LGBTQ+ people

2. Jeannie Senter, advocate for safe schools

3. Kris Janovitz, transitional coach, mom of transgender daughter

4. A mom of a transgender son

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 323) – A special safe space for LGBTQ+ tweens (4th-7th grade; ages 9-13) to socialize with other tweens. This is NOT a facilitated support group but instead a social group with games, art, and other fun for tweens to enjoy all while being themselves. The Tween Social Group runs concurrent with the older Teen and Adult Support Groups. A parent must attend an Adult Support Group Meeting or remain in the 3rd floor main hallway.

TEENS (Rooms 325, 326) – Support/discussion for LGBTQ+ teens and their teen friends/allies (8th grade and up; minimum age 13). PARENTS/ALLIES (Rooms 315, 320) – Support/discussion for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ+ adults or youth.

ADULTS (room 313) – Support/discussion for LGBTQ+ adults only. Safe space for adults including those who are questioning.

Questions? Want to know more? CONNECT WITH US!
Phone: 470.207.3524
Email: PFLAGJohnsCreek@gmail.com
Web: PFLAGJohnsCreek.org
Facebook: Facebook.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek
Twitter: Twitter.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek
Instagram: Instagram.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek

“The fast food chain announced Monday that beginning next year it will only donate to a certain group of charities. That list no longer includes the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Both organizations have taken controversial stands on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.”

Chick-fil-A will no longer donate to anti-LGBTQ organizations
Chick-fil-A is making major changes to its charitable foundation, ending donations to two organizations that have been criticized for being anti-LGBTQ.
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November 18, 2019 at 08:00PM

Transgender Awareness Week continues! Be sure to check out our “guide to being a trans ally,” available as part of our Straight For Equality program. Great resources, great book – all free! #TransgenderAwarenessWeek

PFLAG National
Transgender Awareness Week continues! Be sure to check out our “guide to being a trans ally,” available as part of our Straight For Equality program. Great resources, great book – all free! #TransgenderAwarenessWeek
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November 18, 2019 at 05:14PM