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PFLAG Door County Newsletter                                                                                      December 16, 2021
Advocacy, education and support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, their family and friends.
Join Us on Zoom!
 
Our monthly meetings will now be held on Zoom. The following is the link to join our meetings and numbers to dial in by phone.
 
Topic: PFLAG Door County Meeting
Time: December 21, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the Third Tue

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly: https://zoom.us/meeting/upYufuivqz4oHdHhE5cqXSTnQnDhDilDXhQJ/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6qrTIrHdGQsh6CR7YQA4r4d-3wmCVBgqd1lDqwADFrUTf4B-xmOpZ2HPzo

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 723 9175 5275
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Meeting ID: 723 9175 5275
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acpXBjQalK
 
 

Change of Plans for Teen LGBTQ+ Get Together
 
Change in plans for 12/18 Teen gathering!  GLAS is not available so we will be at Culver's 1-2:30.  PFLAG will buy you a basket.  We have had good turnouts for these, so we plan to continue having them on the 3rd Sat. but different locations to come.
 

WPATH’s Draft Standards of Care Guidelines
 
I know some of you have seen WPATH’s Draft Standards of Care Guidelines and have questions about how it might affect you or your loved ones. Please keep in mind that this is just a draft and that there are still changes likely to come. We eagerly await the input from USPATH, the stateside arm of WPATH, to provide its members’ guidance on service delivery of care. 
Until then, please remember that there are many trusted medical and behavioral resources available to you and your loved ones, including:
Have questions? Feel free to reach out to Diego Sanchez, at dsanchez@pflag.org.
 

Fight Against Censorship

Fight against censorship. It’s happening in Wyoming, Tennessee, Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and across the country: anti-LGBTQ+ extremists are working to ban LGBTQ+ books and resources from libraries.
  • A school district in Texas pulled more than 400 books -- including LGBTQ+ resources -- from libraries to “protect students from inappropriate content.” 
  • The Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina called books with transgender characters “filth.”
  • The Governor of South Carolina is actively working to stop access to LGBTQ+ books, specifically targeting the award-winning book Gender Queer: A Memoir by nonbinary author -- and recent Something to Talk About LIVE guest -- Maia Kobabe.
Our friends at the American Library Association are reporting widespread attempts to censor and ban LGBTQ- and race-related content -- and these efforts are just the tip of this dangerous iceberg. 
Education and representation are critical, life-saving resources for LGBTQ+ people, especially vulnerable youth.  Watch the recorded 12/9th Something to Talk About:  You Can’t Read This! The Book... https://www.facebook.com/100044470627960/videos/1755813817961642
 

Upcoming Events:
 
December
18  Teen LGBTQIA+ gathering at Culvers, 1pm - 2:30!
21  PFLAG Door County meeting on Zoom, email us for the link at pflagsturgeonbay@gmail.com or see our Facebook group

 
Thank You for Your Support!
 
We appreciate your support: PFLAG of Sturgeon Bay - Door County is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization and an official chapter of PFLAG National. Your financial support pays for the materials needed to carry out our mission of community outreach, support, and education. Your help will make a difference in our community and is greatly appreciated. Thank You!
 
PFLAG Door County
PO Box 213
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Make a PayPal donation by following the link below:
https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=5Q5KRT6NLR6SJ
 
Grocery Store Receipts: Every little bit helps and Econo Foods of Sturgeon Bay will generously donate a percent of your purchase amounts to our organization. Save your receipts and turn them in at our regular meetings; mail them to our address above or call us.  Econo Foods will give us a percentage of the total - as long as the receipts are clearly visible, there is no time limit on them.


PFLAG Sturgeon Bay-Door County is registered with the AmazonSmile Foundation!  When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to PFLAG Sturgeon Bay-Door County. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/86-1169770 and support us every time you shop!
 
UWGB Campus Cupboard and Closet
 
The UWGB Campus Cupboard and Closet is a service that provides food, cleaning, clothing, kitchen and some household items to students who need a little support to help them as they complete their educational goals, or to not take on a second or third job so they can focus on their studies. An average of 45 students use the Cupboard each semester. Some of the students have unusual expenses in which they need support one time, others have limited or no family support and need food, cleaning or school supplies because they have $5 left in their savings after buying gasoline or bus tickets to get to work. Each story is different, but the need is present. https://www.uwgb.edu/cupboard/items-needed/
 
Cyber Works
 
Is your string of holiday lights half lit? Do you want to help keep exercise equipment, office furniture, farm equipment, florescent light bulbs, rechargeable batteries and household batteries out of landfills?  Cyber Works in Green Bay will take these items and more!
 
ANYTHING with a cord!
 
Questions? Call 920.497.2667
 
You can drop of these items off at: 844 Willard Drive Ste 5 Monday-Friday 8am-6pm & Saturday 10am-4pm
 
https://www.cybergreenllc.com/
 
https://www.cybergreenllc.com/about-us



Stay Connected:

To stay updated on the latest news and actions from PFLAG National, be sure to:


Stay current with PFLAG National by visiting www.pflag.org.
Keep in touch with PFLAG National on Facebook at  www.faceboook.com/pflag.
Follow PFLAG National on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/PFLAG.
Check out recent posts on our PFLAG National Blog at http://blog.pflag.org/.
Watch PFLAG National on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/pflagnational.

 


Calendar of Meetings and Other Events
Due to COVID-19, most meetings are postponed.  Please check their contact info. below to see their status.
 

Door County

PFLAG Door County
PFLAG Door County meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at
at Sturgeon Bay Library, located at 107 South 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. Membership dues $20.00 per household, but not required to attend meetings and participate. For more information:
www.pflagdoorcounty.org or pflagsturgeonbay@gmail.com 920-421-8814

PFLAG Northern Door 
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month (September through May) at 6:30 p.m. at The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located between Ephraim and Sister Bay, Just south of the Shops of the Green Gables.

Open Door Pride

Open Door Pride’s mission: To affirm Door County diversity through inclusion for All.
6th Annual Open Door Pride Festival 
June 25, 2022 Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Open Door Pride PO Box 792 Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Opendoorpride.org  Info@opendoorpride.org
 
Northern Door Pride
Inclusion.  Embracing One Another.  Celebrating Diversity.  Helping those in Need.  Celebrating Pride.  Creating a Safe Space.  Hosting Amazing Events.  Having a Kick Ass Pride Event.  Being Proud of Who We Are. https://www.northerndoorpride.com


 


Green Bay

Conversation Cafe
All meetings will continue to be held on Fridays, from approximately 11:30 to 1:00 pm.  There are no fees, and no requirement to purchase food or drinks.  We are informal, and discuss news, weather, books, movies, personal stories, and even religion and politics! Meeting at four different places:
- First Friday at the ARBY's on Shawano Ave (Green Bay). 
- Second Friday at BAY FAMILY RESTAURANT (Green Bay). 
- Third Friday at KRESS LIBRARY on N Broadway (DePere). During the Summer months/early Fall we can meet outside in the gazebo and share treats.
- Fourth Friday at BAY FAMILY RESTAURANT (Green Bay)
- Fifth Friday we meet back at the KRESS LIBRARY (DePere).

Adult-Gay/Straight Alliance of Green Bay 
A-GSA, Adult Gay/Straight Alliance of Green Bay, is a new advocacy group located in Green Bay for families and friends of persons who identify as GLBT. 
A-GSA provides opportunities for dialogue about topics related to sexual orientation. All sessions are respectful, nonjudgmental, and strictly confidential. A-GSA charges no fees. All are welcome. 
Meetings are 6:30-8:00 pm, second Tuesday of the month (September through May) 
“The English Room" at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ
716 S. Madison St. Green Bay, WI 54301
Contacts: Michele Becker, 920-432-1283 or John and Karen Wirch 920-434-9960.
  

Pride Center @ UW- Green Bay
All events will be held at UWGB. If you have questions, please contact the Pride Center: Stacie Christian – christis@uwgb.edu
University Pride Center – pridecenter@uwgb.edu, (920) 465-2167 
https://www.uwgb.edu/pride-center/


NEWI  Center for Love & Dignity
https://www.facebook.com/NEWICENTERFORLUVDIGNITY
https://newicenter4luvdignity.wordpress.com/

If you are GLBTIQ know or love someone who is LGBTQI please join us the 4th Tues. of the month at 6:15 PM at  1729 Deckner Ave. Green Bay, WI 54302. Call (920) 360-2004 for more info.


 



Manitowoc

PFLAG Manitowoc County
PFLAG Manitowoc County meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the St. James Church, 434 N. 8th Stpflagmanty@gmail.com 920-374-3524 (374-FLAG) There is also a weekly gathering every Monday at the Unitarian Universalist Church on the corner of N. 7th and Park St. in Manitowoc of members of the local LGBTQ community from 6 – 8 pm.  All are welcome to attend.
 


 
Marinette
 
LGBT Center @ UW- Marinette   All events will be held at UW-Marinette. If you have questions, please contact the LGBT Center. Email: LGBTCenterMarinette@gmail.com. Phone Number: 715- 735-4300 ext: 4310


 
Madison
PFLAG Madison
Straight Spouse Group 
PFLAG Madison meets the 3rd Sunday every month except June, July, and August, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Ask about the Straight Spouse Group meetings!
See www.pflag-madison.org for directions and agenda topics. 
   

 
Milwaukee
PFLAG Milwaukee
PFLAG Milwaukee meets on the 3rd Sunday each month, August thru May, and the 4th Sunday in June from 5:00 to 7:15pm, at Martin Luther Church, 9235 W. Bluemound Road, Wauwatosa WI.  Do not meet in July. See the following for more information: 
www.milwaukee-pflag.org.
 

 
Sheboygan
LGBTQ+ support group for Sheboygan County –  They will meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Lakeshore Community Health Center, 1721 Saemann Ave. in the community room. Pass the word!

Washburn
PFLAG Washburn 
PFLAG Washburn meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. on the lower level of the Washburn Public Library, 307 Washington Avenue, Washburn. For further information, please call 715-209-1100.
 

Newsletter Contact Information:
PFLAG Sturgeon Bay/Door County
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-421-8814

Website: www.pflagdoorcounty.org.
E-mail:  pflagsturgeonbay@gmail.com

Also find us on Facebook:  PFLAG Door County

Editor: T. Cathers-Mitchell

 
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