PFLAG’s mission is uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
PFLAG was the first support organization I heard of when I was growing up. I attended their meetings a few years ago and found it was a supportive and inclusive community. PFLAG is a wonderful group, especially for our spouses and family members and I am happy to promote the events the Twin Cities chapter has scheduled.
This month their meeting program will be held from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
and be followed by support groups from 7:30 pm until 8:45 pm.
What’s the tea? Program presented by Shawn Jarvis.
A brief overview and discussion about common terms used by, for and in the LGBTQ Community.
Please join PFLAG for their May program and support groups.
Tuesday, June 18th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
The Transgender Stellar Awards celebrates outstanding work and contributions transgender people have provided in our community within the past year.
The Transgender Stellar Awards to give families, friends, allies and community advocates an opportunity to recognize “stellar” transgender individuals who have made considerable impact in our local community in the areas of Health & Wellness; Communications; Entertainment & Culture; Innovative Services/Inventions; Community Service(s); Teamwork; Transgender Youth of the Year and Transgender Adult of the Year.
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Pohlad Auditorium 2nd floor
Free food, music, and entertainment
Voting Deadline: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 12:00 noon
Nominate and vote here!
It’s Pride weekend in the Twin Cities and the biggest event is the Pride Festival featuring everything from live music to food trucks to performers to vendors.
The MN T-Girls were at the Pride Festival on Saturday and we had a wonderful day meeting new friends and catching up with old ones.
It was a day filled with talking about everything from social issues to gender identity to shoe shopping. We listened to others talk about their journey. We listened to parents and partners talk about their loved ones We talked about support and resources. We talked about our group and our mission.
Coming to Pride is a wonderful experience. We are lucky to be in a city filled with so many amazing people. We are honored that so many people shared so much of their story with us.
I was also interviewed for today’s edition of the Star Tribune, but only one quote made it into the paper. The quote was in response to the question about what it was like to be openly transgender today compared to a few years ago:
“There’s more representation, but I also think it’s a scarier place than it was a few years ago,” said Hannah McKnight, 43, of St. Paul, founder of MN T-Girls, a group for transgender women. “All the laws in the world” can’t necessarily protect people from transphobia and violence, she said.
Thank you to the MN T-Girls who helped run our booth. I want to thank everyone who came to see us. Unfortunately we had to leave Pride a little earlier than we had planned so if we missed you, I am truly sorry. Due to a work commitment we will not be there on Sunday. I hope you had an amazing time at Pride and hope to see you next year.
It’s Pride weekend in Minneapolis/Saint Paul!
There’s a lot to do all month and you can see what events are happening here but the biggest events are happening this weekend at the Pride Festival.
The MN T-Girls will be at the Pride Festival tomorrow. If you’re there, come say hi!
It is not uncommon during Pride Month to see organizations proclaim their solidarity and support for the LGBTQIA community. Perhaps I am a little cynical but I wonder how sincere this support really is. Any company can tweet a Pride flag, but are they truly there for us? Do they actively support us during the other eleven months of the year? What is their company culture like for our community? If they make political contributions are they supporting politicians who support laws that hurt our community?
With this kind of cynicism, it is wonderful to see stories like this, where it is very clear we have the support of an organization, especially a church. I mean, we should have the support of a church, right? I seem to remember Jesus teaching his followers to love others as he loves them.
Please read about this incident at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. I think it’ll brighten your day.
June is Pride Month and the Twin Cities puts on an amazing celebration! There are events all around town throughout the month. The biggest weekend is June 22nd and 23rd when the Pride Festival and Parade happen. The MN T-Girls will once again be there to celebrate! Please note we will only be there on Saturday, the 22nd.
Please come visit us at the Pride Festival at Loring Park. We will be located in the green section (sadly, there’s no pink section), booth G37.
Come meet the MN T-Girls and help celebrate our community. Keep your fingers crossed for fabulous weather.