PFLAG Lubbock

September meeting Tuesday

September PFLAG Program
Let’s Focus on Staying Healthy

When: Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: St. John’s United Methodist Church
1501 University Avenue

Welcome, PFLAG Lubbock family. How quickly the summer passed! PFLAG and the Gender Spectrum Support Group had some good support meetings through out the summer. With the beginning of a new school year, PFLAG is returning to the program meeting format for a few months, focusing on LGBTQ health issues in September and November, and voting in October.

First up will be a presentation by Leigh Arrington and Ricky Vaughn, Licensed Social Workers, who work with Project CHAMPS here in Lubbock. Leigh is the HIV Program Director, and Ricky is the Lead Medical Case Manager for Project CHAMPS. The program will focus on new methods for prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, with candid visuals. It is important information vital to the entire LGBTQ community, including their parents, friends and other allies.

Project CHAMPS provides a wide range of services to West Texans including access to trained and certified Navigators to help people apply and enroll in the marketplace of health insurers under the Affordable Care Act. They can evaluate what financial assistance for which you may qualify and discuss your coverage options if you drop by their office at 3307 Ave. X. Their phone number is 806-771-0736, and their website is

All students, middle school, high school and college, are particularly encouraged to attend and to bring your straight friends. Leigh and Ricky can answer your questions accurately so don’t be shy about talking about your sexuality. It might save your life.

Hope to see a full house on September 20 for this important program.

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