We are re-grouping for 2014, and any interested PFLAGgers are welcome to join us as we discuss priorities/opportunities/programs. We welcome your input/feedback, and if you have a little extra time to offer, let’s see what sort of opportunities might interest you. The answer to the question – “Does this organization run by magic?” is “no.”
Central Lexington Library – Room C (downtown on left side of Main Street, after you pass Martin Luther King Blvd, before you reach Limestone – free parking in library structure, entrance just before library)
The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning welcomes writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry to submit to the 3rd annual LGBT Writing Contest. The contest seeks new writing focused on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). All writers are welcome. The LGBT Writing Contest is supported by a generous grant from JustFundKY. One winner will be chosen in each of three categories (fiction, nonfiction & poetry) and each winner will receive a cash prize of $200. LGBT writers and writers of LGBT-themed works are welcome to submit manuscripts of fiction and nonfiction prose (up to 2,000 words per entry) or poetry (up to 5 poems per entry).There is a $10 fee per entry, payable to the Carnegie Center. Participants must be Kentucky residents. Entries should include a cover sheet with writer’s name, address, email address and phone number. Names should NOT appear on the rest of the manuscript. Entries must be postmarked (or dropped off) by Friday, December 20, 2013, at 5 pm. Send or deliver entries to: LGBT Writing Contest, c/o Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington, Ky. 40507. Contest winners and honorable mentions will be invited to read excerpts of their work at a public reading event at Carnegie slated for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at 6 pm. For more information, visit www.carnegiecenterlex.org or call 859-254-4175, ext 21.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:30 to 8:30
Several transgender members of the Lexington community will discuss their personal journeys as individuals — and one, as a parent. We will look at current issues and family perspectives that are highlighted in a book edited by Rachel Pepper – “Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children.”
Presentation first hour; support group meeting 2nd hour.
Location: The Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel, 2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
Dr. Keisa Bennett, clinician, researcher and advocate for the LGBT community at the University of Kentucky, is looking for LGBT’s to be part of educational sessions at the medical center and at UK. There will be a presentation for the first half of the session, which panel members are welcome to, but not required to, attend. For the second half, individuals are needed for the panel discussion/ Q and A — everyone’s favorite part and a key element of the learning experience. Parents and other family members can also offer valuable input as part of the panel — Dr. Bennett will balance the composition of the panels. Friday, November 15 – session 2-4; panel 3-4 – training for nurse supervisors Wednesday, December 11 – session 9-11; panel 10-11 – for nursing graduate students In March or April, there will be another opportunity, a lunch time series – Office of Health Care Diversity No money, but perhaps chocolate and discounted parking!
Contact Keisa Bennett email@example.com or call/ text 859-494-7521 and leave message
Tuesday October 8th 6:30 to 8:30p.m.
This meeting will be open discussion where we will discuss our LGBTQ journeys as individuals, allies, & families. Such as the challenges we’re dealing with and what progress we’re seeing. This is a chance to learn from one another’s experiences, to ask questions and get support. Meeting will be held at The Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel, 2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.
Tuesday August 13 6:30 TO 8:30PM
Project Speak Out
A Lexington Fairness program aimed at preventing bullying and discrimination of LGBT youth in Central Kentucky schools. Meeting will be held at The Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel, 2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.