Friday, July 18, 2008

IMPORTANT NOTICE: RESCHEDULING "CONVERSATION ON RACE"

The next "Sacred Conversation on Race" has been postponed, due to the scheduling of an event that many participants may want to attend, the official opening/kickoff of the Barack Obama Campaign office for the Raleigh area.

INSTEAD OF MEETING NEXT TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 22, WE WILL MEET ON SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 3, AT 9:15 AM (THE REGULAR FORUM TIME). More details on the program will be announced later.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

PFLAG Fundraiser

(from Joan McAllister)

The Triangle Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will once again publish a Signature Ad in the Independent Weekly in September 2008. This is our only fund raiser of the year, and these funds help area gay youth as well as help PFLAG with education, support and advocacy. Our goal is to show that people across the Triangle support gay,lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) people.

Furthermore, by highlighting religious groups in the area, we hope to show that people of all faiths affirm and support the LGBT community. We invite you to join us with our most successful ad yet. Last year over 300 individuals and families participated in the signature ad.Our message is simple: "We, the undersigned, affirm the lives of gay,lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. We condemn acts of bigotry and hatred. We join PFLAG in celebrating the lives of those we love and admire; acceptance and love; family values for a lifetime."

To send a powerful message that people of all faiths support LGBT people,signatures will be organized by religious denomination with individual congregations, followed by other organizations, businesses, and then unaffiliated individuals. To help us fulfill our mission of support,education, and advocacy on behalf of our LBGT loved ones, we request a donation of $15 per individual/family or organization and $30 per business.If you wish to charge your donation, please see www.rtpnet.org/pflag/advocacy.html, and click on "online store".