Announcing the PFLAG Blue Ridge Store

 

PFLAG Blue Ridge Logo T-ShirtPFLAG Blue Ridge has opened a CafePress store featuring t-shirts, buttons, stickers, and other merchandise with the PFLAG Blue Ridge logo. This will allow the PFLAG Blue Ridge board members the opportunity to purchase similar items for a cohesive look as we participate in walks, parades, and festivals, and will allow chapter members and members of the public to support the work of our all-volunteer organization while helping to promote our cause.

All proceeds from the purchases of these items go directly to the PFLAG Blue Ridge mission of support, education, and advocacy in the following ways: financing materials and refreshments for support group meetings; covering the cost of materials offered to attendees at festivals; funding expenses for educational workshops, films, and guest speaker events; paying for web hosting and post office box rental; and purchasing items for our lending library.

Thank you for your support of the work that we are doing. If you’d like to donate to PFLAG Blue Ridge or become a chapter member, please visit our website to learn more!

PFLAG Blue Ridge Announcing Harrisonburg Support Group Meetings

lgbta logoPFLAG Blue Ridge is proud to announce that beginning in February, we will be offering support group meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

We are partnering with JMU’s LGBT & Ally Education Center to bring these group meetings to the Harrisonburg community. They will be located in the JMU LGBT & Ally space in Montpelier Hall on JMU’s Campus, 5th Floor. More information here.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Become a Member!

PFLAG-Blue-RidgeYou can now become a member of the PFLAG Blue Ridge chapter.

All donations are tax-deductible and fund the work we do in support, education, and advocacy on behalf of our LGBTQ loved ones.

Visit our website’s Join/Donate page to learn more or to become one of the first members of PFLAG Blue Ridge!

PFLAG Blue Ridge joins with other PFLAG members in mourning the loss of founder Jeanne Manford

Jeanne Manford

Earlier this week, the world lost a remarkable pioneer for human rights, and the PFLAG family lost its founder. PFLAG Blue Ridge joins with other PFLAG chapters and members worldwide, and with all families, friends, and allies of LGBTQ loved ones, in mourning the loss of Jeanne Manford.

Read more about Jeanne at PFLAG National’s blog and in this tribute.

Her obituary in the New York Times.

Also, view Rachel Maddow’s emotional eulogy here.