Symposium "Supporting LGBTQ+ Students in Our Schools": October 26, 2022
On October 26, 2022, PFLAG Cape Cod hosted the symposium, Supporting LGBTQ+ Students in Our Schools. Funded by a grant from the Gay and Lesbian Equity Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation, the symposium presented educators and faculty from Cape and Islands schools with the knowledge they need to better understand and support LGBTQ+ students in their schools.
Presenters and speakers included Kimm Topping of the Safe Schools Program; State Senator Julian Cyr; State Rep. Sarah Peake; Dirk Correia, PFLAG Cape Cod's GSA Outreach Ambassador; and Jeffrey Hauck, a current LGBTQ+ high school student. In addition, Scott Fitzmaurice of Thrive/CIGSYA spoke about the organization and their suicide prevention efforts.
Just click the image at right to view a 60-minute vide recording of the symposium, along with this link to the program from the event with more information about the speakers and presenters. In addition, many of the resources presented at the symposium can be found on the Resources for Schools page of this website.
Below are the speakers from the symposium.
PFLAG Cape Cod's 2022 Annual Meeting: October 13, 2022
If you weren't able to attend PFLAG Cape Cod's 2022 Annual Meeting, this video recording of our virtual event is a great way to learn more about PFLAG Cape Cod, see what we've been up to during the past year, and hear about our plans for the coming year!
The Annual Meeting also featured Guest Speaker, Landon Callahan, who talked about the Safe Schools Program and of his personal journey as a trans man.
Just click the image at right to view the video!
2022 Provincetown Carnival Parade: August 18, 2022
After a two-year pause, Provincetown's Carnival Parade returned on August 18, 2022! With the theme of Monsters, Myths & Legends, our float was decorated to celebrate twelve "LGBTQIA+ Legends" who have advanced equality through the years. Learn more about the twelve legends featured on our float, proudly brought to you by PFLAG Cape Cod, in partnership with Fenway Health and Cape & Islands Trans Resource Fund!
And check out the two short videos and photo slideshow below (and even more photos on our Facebook page)!
Thank you to Beacon Financial Planning for sponsoring our float, as well as Scott Goldstein of S.G. Custom Homes for driving the truck which was provided by D.R.T. Heating & Air Conditioning!
International Festival: July 24, 2022
The International Festival, hosted by Independence House, took place in Hyannis, and PFLAG Cape Cod was there with information and resources for the community. Volunteers staffed our table at this event which featured speakers, music, food, and over 25 non-profit organizations!
Martha's Vineyard Pride Parade: June 11, 2022
What a day! PFLAG Cape Cod was thrilled and honored to march in the first-ever Martha's Vineyard Pride Parade in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, June 11th! From the ferry ride there and back, and meeting up with our new island friends, Ann Marie and Joey/Chloe (who welcomed us with open arms), we had a great time marching in the fun and festive parade. Congratulations to the Oak Bluffs Business Association and NAACP Martha’s Vineyard Branch for a wonderfully successful Pride event, and a big “thank you” for inviting PFLAG Cape Cod to be a part of it!