Monday, March 26, 2007

COLAGE and EQMD event

I know some of these events won't be of interest to all outside this area but I'd like to promote gay family related events when I can. Cheers, my friends.

Howard County PFLAG Panel Discussion on LGBT Parented Families
Co-Sponsored by COLAGE and EQMD
Tuesday, April 10th, 2007, 7:30 PM
Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, Md. 21045

Have you wondered what its like to have an LGBT parent? What are the real experiences of LGBT families- both the parents and the children in them? What have they encountered in the schools? While shopping? What has been reaction of family members? Neighbors? Co-workers? Has it strengthened or diminished the relationship? What are the many ways that LGBT families are created?
These questions and many others will be discussed. Youth and adults with LGBT Parents are warmly welcome to attend!

This Panel will also include a screening of the COLAGE Youth Produced Film- In My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents. This 30 minute documentary was created BY youth to profile the experiences of youth with LGBT parents.

3 comments:

Jenn said...

My partner and our two boys are active in all things PRIDE related. We live in Oklahoma so sadly there isn't much "active". We go to Dallas for conferences and whenever possible our children are involved in COLAGE, it's a wonder organization and I can't say enough nice things about it and the service they provide.

Yondalla said...

I don't live in the area, but I felt a familiar disappointment as I read the post.

I get that there is a great need for conferences and books for GLBT parents, but where's the d*mn conference on parenting GLBT youth???

I'm feeling cranky today...sorry.

The Brian said...

Hi Jenn, nice to meet you. We're becoming more and more active. Family Pride, COLAGE, they're both great groups.

yondalla, feel free to vent away. Children coming out younger and younger it's such a new thing, I'm not surprised the resources are few. I'm so glad and humbled that you and others are creating safe places for these brave kids.