PFLAG Lubbock

Our next chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Garden Room of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1501 University Ave. Our guest speaker this month is former PFLAG Lubbock President Jesse Saldivar. Jesse has been an active part of PFLAG’s speakers’ bureau and has shared his story many times via speaking engagements. This time, he will share his personal story with our own membership.

Jesse is a top student at Texas Tech University and will graduate this May with both a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) and a master’s degree in accounting. He has been confirmed as an official CPA candidate and will take his first CPA exam in late April. In September, he will begin work with accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas.

In addition to being very active with our local PFLAG chapter, Jesse has also served as president of TTU’s Residence Housing Association (RHA). RHA produces TTU’s annual Drag Show and donates proceeds to our own PFLAG Lubbock scholarship fund.

Please join us April 15th to hear Jesse’s story, celebrate his triumphs, and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

5th annual Drag Show

Come join us for the 5th annual Drag Show!

RHA will be teaming up with GSA and PFLAG to put on this event. There will be performances and a Q&A panel with the Drag Queens!

With a donation of at least $1 you will receive a VIP wristband to get in the event EARLY. All proceeds from this event will be donated to PFLAG.

Wristband entry at 7:45 pm.
Regular entry at 8:15 pm.
Show begins at 8:30 pm.

For more info, message us on Facebook.

Spring Social Tonight!

In celebration of the end of PFLAG Lubbock’s 20th Anniversary, we invite members and guests to attend our Spring Social tonight, March 18, 7:00 p.m., at Ruby Tequila’s Mexican Kitchen, 8601 University. PFLAG has reserved the private room at the back of the dining area, and we can order off the menu, dutch treat.  The friendly manager asked that we have at least 20-25 people eating, and there is room for even more.

Since we have privacy, we may ask those who attended the Creating Change Conference to give a short overview of their experience spending five days with 4000 LGBTQ folks and allies from across the nation.

Bonus: There will be a drawing for a couple of door prizes, so don’t miss the fun, food, fellowship and maybe even win a prize!  Also, in March, “Happy Hour” lasts all day, so adult drinks are half-price.

Hope to see a crowd of hungry “PFLAGers” at Ruby Tequila’s tonight.

Federal Judge Orlando Garcia declared the Texas same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional yesterday. Read more at LGBTQ Nation:

PFLAG Lubbock President Tony Thornton had the following statement:

This is great day for equality in Texas. An enormous leap forward for same-sex couples in the State of Texas. This ruling cuts one more slice out of discrimination and we are proud of the Judges ruling. We know this ruling will go higher and we will not start providing same sex marriages in Texas immediately, this is a great day for forwarding the spirit of marriage for love and justice.

A Night of Original Theater

For our February chapter meeting, we are pleased to present a night of original theater — a first for PFLAG Lubbock. We will be treated to three original short plays on LGBT topics written by Dr. Norman Bert, Professor of Playwriting & Dramatic Structure at Texas Tech, with performance readings by actors from Tech’s Department of Theatre & Dance directed by Jonathon Peck. Follow-up discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Ted Dotts.

Coming Out and End of the World are the titles of the first two plays running only about five minutes each. The final play, For All the Saints, is longer, about 15 minutes, and more celebratory. The title comes from the hymn of the same name.

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014 from PFLAG Lubbock! Here’s the newest issue of our chapter’s newsletter, News & Views, for January 2014.

Our first chapter meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1501 University Ave., Lubbock. Members of our own Transgender Support Group will present this program, sharing stories and helping our membership become better informed on trans issues. Hope to see you there!

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