Kittitas PFLAG 2012 Calendar of Events
It Gets Better: Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles "True Colors"
We the parents, families and friends of Kittitas County lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a
society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse
sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect,
dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as
human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes
the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to
realize this vision.
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends
through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education,
to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end
discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents,
Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides
opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender
identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and
respectful of human diversity.
For Family and Friends:
Your first reaction to learning that your loved one is gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning can range
anywhere from anger to sadness, fear to hurt, confusion to grief,
and anywhere and everything in between. These emotions and
the thousands of others that parents, families, and friends experience as they navigate their loved ones coming out
process are normal.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is
here for you. Our members are parents, families and friends of Ellensburg GLBT people and GLBT people themselves. We have been
through much of what you are now feeling. We understand.
We can tell you with absolute certainty that you're not alone.
According to statistics, one in every ten people in this country
and around the world is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender
(GLBT). Approximately one in four families has an immediate
family member who is GLBT, and most people have at least one
GLBT individual in their extended circle of friends and family.
The first thing you should do for yourself and your loved one is
to talk to someone who has been through this process. Whether
it is by e-mail, phone or in-person at a PFLAG meeting listening
to and talking to those who have experienced the feelings you
are encountering can be both cathartic and comforting. PFLAG
has more than 500 chapters and representatives across the
country ready and willing to work with families and friends both in
meeting and in a one on one basis.
We welcome the participation and support of all who share
in our Vision and Mission and who hope to
realize our goals.