If you are interested in attending you will need to contact us for more information Ph: 0401057230
Baylins Gift is always trying to find ways in which we can support our LGBTQI youth. We feel that even though this is a main goal of ours, we fall very short. We have found it very difficult to get anything started because those that have come out are comfortable in their own skin, but the ones who we need to target have not come out openly and that is the problem for us. So we have to find another way to get things going.
We are really excited, and proud, to be starting a Kempsey PFLAG. For people who are not aware, PFLAG stands for Parents, Family and friends of Lesbians and Gays. The sole purpose of this organisation is to keep families together. You can find further information on the amazing work they do here: http://pflagaustralia.org.au/about
We are extremely privileged to have 4 people from PFLAG joining us for, not only our It's OK on the Macleay event on Sunday, but also speaking at our first PFLAG meeting on Saturday night. ACON are also attending and speaking on how best we can support our young person in their journey. We will also have parents speaking on their perspective. This will be a great night, the beginning of a support system for not only parents and friends, but also the young LGBTQI kids in our community. We envision these meetings are also for those parents who believe their child may be LGBTQI, but have not come out yet. You may find ways you can support them so they feel comfortable with who they are and help make this a less traumatic event.
Our future hope for Kempsey PFLAG, is that we can also connect young people through their parents meeting, and create a support network for themselves. A place they know they are safe, and valued, and allowed to be exactly who they are without judgement.
Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you feel may be interested.