PFLAG isn’t just for support; it’s also for education & advocacy! At most of our monthly meetings, whether in Brewster or Falmouth, we devote at least part of the meeting to support, and the remainder to an educational or advocacy-related program.
March: Brewster & Falmouth Meetings
At both locations, this month’s program will be a presentation by Sarah Carpenter on transgender and gender questioning children in schools, the challenges they face and the challenges that school officials face in accommodating the students. Sarah is a transgender advocate, a gender diversity trainer, and has spoken at locations throughout New England and across the country, working to pass legislation to improve the lives of transgender adults and children.
Brewster: Monday, March 16, from 7 to 8:30 pm at First Parish UU Church, 1969 Main Street Brewster.
Falmouth: Tuesday, March 31, from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation, 7 Hatchville Rd, Falmouth.
Brewster, April 20: TBA
Falmouth: April 28: A talk by Candace Waldron about her book, "My Daughter, He: Transitioning with Our Transgender Children" (rescheduled from Feb.) The book is part memoir and part instructional about raising a transgender child. Candace describes her feelings and experiences as the mother of a 16-year-old daughter who comes out as transgender and, during the ensuing years, transitions to a son. Copies will be available for purchase. A support group session will follow at 8:00pm. Meeting place, TBA.
Brewster Meetings: every third Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at
First Parish UU Church, 1969 Main Street
Falmouth Meetings: every last Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 840 Sandwich Road, E Falmouth, or Falmouth Jewish Congregation, 7 Hatchville Road, Falmouth.
Please join us. You will be welcomed warmly, listened to respectfully without judgment, and hopefully stimulated by the discussion. Your confidentiality is assured.
Support Group for Parents of Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Children
Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month 3:30–5 pm
West Barnstable Community Building
2401 Meetinghouse Way (Rte.149), West Barnstable.
This is a support group for parents of transgender and gender-nonconforming youth (ages 2-21). The group is led by a parent of a transgender youth and a transgender woman who is an advocate for transgender youth and is a gender diversity trainer. For more information see the brochure or email Sarah.