Oct
25
to Oct 27

PFLAG National Convention

An estimated 500 PFLAG leaders, members, and supporters from communities across the United States will gather in Kansas City for PFLAG’s bi-annual national convention. Attendees will network, share best practices, and learn strategies to fulfill PFLAG's mission of LGBTQ+ support, education, and advocacy. This event has a significant influence on the work being done across the country by PFLAG members, volunteers who are consistently and passionately raising their PFLAG voices to share their stories at the community, city, state, and federal levels.

We Are the Change: The 2019 PFLAG National Convention will feature up to 50 workshops, roundtable discussions, and plenaries where leaders in the LGBTQ+ community provide insight, expertise, and training for advocates, organizers, and professionals in all fields. While attending the convention, participants will:

  • Make valuable connections with experts and thought-leaders in the LGBTQ+ community

  • Learn how to be an effective leader of a local PFLAG chapter

  • Be equipped with the knowledge and tools to be better allies in their community


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://pflag.org/2019nationalconvention

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Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Chapter Support Group Meeting

  • The Fireside Room at The Manhattan Beach Community Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our regular monthly meeting welcoming the entire spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community, friends, families and allies for support and education.

PFLAG Regional Director Robert Petersen will start our meeting with an important education segment focused on PrEP

In this sex-positive and gender-affirming presentation, participants will learn about the latest tool available to prevent HIV, a pill that if used as prescribed, is ~99% effective in preventing HIV infection. The method is called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP for short. Participants will learn what studies the FDA used to approve PrEP for HIV prevention, who might be considered a candidate for PrEP, how to talk to your doctor about PrEP, the “controversies” surrounding PrEP and the different programs available to access PrEP if your insurance doesn't cover it. 

ABOUT ROBERT:Robert Petersen is a PrEP user and advocate and delivers this presentation from his own perspective. The information and data used in this workshop is the same information and data Robert used to make the decision that PrEP was a smart and safe choice for him personally.

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Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

Chapter Support Group Meeting

  • The Fireside Room at The Manhattan Beach Community Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our regular monthly meeting welcoming the entire spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community, friends, families and allies for support and education. This month’s meeting will begin with a talk by Laura Cazares entitled: Transforming Your Challenges into Power. Coming out is a complicated process full of complicated emotions for all involved. Too bad there are no instructions! But there are tools that make navigating it with more love and compassion possible. Laura Cazares teaches techniques to support you in navigating not just the coming out process, but all of life’s challenges. You’ll learn how to transform challenges into your true power!

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Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

Shop for a Cause at Gum Tree Manhattan Beach on June 21st!

We are thrilled to have the generous and loving support of Gum Tree again this year!! In honor of Pride Month, Gum Tree will donate 10% of sales on purchases made in their Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach stores on Friday, June 21st. YAY!!  Please share this with your friends and help us build a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ+ people and allies who support one another. PFLAG is an all-volunteer organization, receiving no money from PFLAG National, so every penny of Gum Tree's donation is vital and goes directly to our work. Thank you GUM TREE! 

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Jun
21
7:30 AM07:30

Shop for a Cause at Gum Tree Hermosa Beach June 21st!

We are thrilled to have the generous and loving support of Gum Tree again this year!! In honor of Pride Month, Gum Tree will donate 10% of sales on purchases made in their Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach stores on Friday, June 21st. YAY!!  Please share this with your friends and help us build a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ+ people and allies who support one another. PFLAG is an all-volunteer organization, receiving no money from PFLAG National, so every penny of Gum Tree's donation is vital and goes directly to our work. Thank you GUM TREE! 

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May
23
7:30 PM19:30

PFLAG Presents - The State of LGBTQ Youth at School - South Bay Cares

Don’t miss the powerful presentation PFLAG is putting together to inform the community about the status of LGBTQ safety in our local schools. Robbie Rodriguez, from Equality California, will talk about the results of the California Safe Schools Index Survey, and local students will talk about their experiences in our schools. We hope to begin a community dialogue about specific, concrete steps that can be taken locally to improve the lives of our LGBTQ students.

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Transgender/Gender Expansive Meet-Up

  • Beach Cities Health District - The Chapel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come meet Dr. Elise Turen, PhD, ACS who has been an Associate Director of the LA Gender Center for 25 years. She will discuss the nuances and complexities of sexuality in a child who is on a gender journey. She will explore the issues of how to be a loving and communicative and supportive parent and will help arm you with appropriate language and sensitivities. Support group will follow.


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May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Chapter Support Group Meeting

  • Manhattan Beach Community Church - The Fireside Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our regular monthly meeting welcoming the entire spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community, friends, families and allies for support and education.  Our speaker will be Mr. Michael C. Oliveira, head librarian for One Archives at the University of Southern California, the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. Michael will introduce the Archives and discuss the movement from the early 1950s through the 1970s through the lens of the collections held at ONE. Mike graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Masters of Library Science with an Archives Concentration in 2005 and hired for the first round of grant-funded archival processing at ONE from 2006 through 2010. He was invited to return and has continued with ONE since 2011.

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