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Thursday, August 10, 2006


Today for our meeting, we had a guest come from Downtown, by the name of Helma Hawkins. She works with Youth Services for the library, and she shared information about her involvement in various LGBT groups in the area. She mentioned PFLAG, or Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, as well as Passages. PFLAG is a support and education group, geared toward the friends and family of LGBT. Their website,, displays information about what they do, and the other things they're involved in, like programs in your area.

And the other group mentioned, Passages, is an LGBD group in the KCMO area focusing on being a social, accepting place, and they also give information and support. Their website,, gives the current meeting dates, as well as their mission statement and other information.

Helma also discussed the newsletter group, GLSEN, and helped our group with ideas for advocacy in our area.

We learned of a LGBT streetfair, PrideFest, taking place on October 1st. We also began to plan events for the month of October, which is LGBT History Month. We decided a party, perhaps a Halloween party for LGBTs, would be a good idea. We'll also give info about historic moments in LGBT history.

So that's the overall coverage of today's meeting. For anyone who missed it, or showed up late. Hope you can make it to the next meeting!!!



  • At 11:15 AM, Blogger Michelle said…

    I'll be there next time!

  • At 12:00 PM, Blogger bloodymandy said…

    Don't forget to mention the Halloween party we're planning. I've been thinking that maybe we should push the party to a later date. This way we'll have more time to plan for the event. Like say Halloween in winter? We'll be able to celebrate it more than once.


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