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PFLAG Door County, 6-7:30 Every 3rd Tues. at Sturgeon Bay Library and 6-7 pm Every second Thurs. Sep. thru May at UUFDC, Ephriam
Advocacy, education and support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, their family and friends.
PFLAG Sturgeon Bay/Door County: Same Organization, Different Venue

In 1997, Hope Church welcomed the newly established PFLAG of Door County for its monthly meetings, the only church at that time willing to provide a venue for our fledgling organization.  PFLAG members genuinely acknowledge the support the Hope Church community has provided to our organization for more than two decades.  A sincere thank you, Hope Church, for embracing our organization with a safe and welcoming embrace.  PFLAG and Hope Church will continue to partner on activities and events.
Beginning this month, November, Door County Library, located at 107 South 4th Avenue, will host our monthly meetings.

For many years, PFLAG members debated what would provide the most engaging venue for our monthly meetings.  That debate included the belief that there are individuals who might benefit from PFLAG who may choose not to attend simply because the meetings were held at a church.  Conversely, the debate also included the belief that teens, for example, not to mention adults, might find a public building more comfortable in which to attend PFLAG meetings. The public routinely enter and leave the library without distinction or possible stigma.

The change of venue necessitates changing our meeting day--the 3rd Tuesday of each month--and a new time--6:00 p.m.  The next meeting, then, will be Tuesday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m., at the Sturgeon Bay Public Library.
We hope to see you on 11-19-19 at 6 p.m. at our new venue on 4th Avenue.


LGBTQ community says Door County more accepting

Posted about three weeks ago by Terry Kovarik

Beth Mitchell says from the time she came out as transgender in 2011 and lost her job as a substitute teacher Door County has become more accepting of LGBTQ residents and visitors.  Mitchell is the newly elected President of the Door County chapter of PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.  She says PFLAG has worked to help people understand that members of the LGBTQ community share the same goals and daily challenges as straight individuals.  Mitchell says efforts like the “We Welcome All” campaign with area businesses and other organizations have also helped change local attitudes,  and other organizations, like Open Door Pride for the last 3 years, have also helped change local attitudes.

Mitchell also credits faith-based communities, such as Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Sister Bay and Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay, with helping change attitudes by opening their doors to LGBTQ members. 

Help update the Door County Parks 5-Year Plan, Complete the survey

The Door County Facilities and Parks Department is in the process of developing an updated five-year plan for the Door County Parks.  To help guide the development of this plan, a brief survey regarding park usage and potential funding for future county parks is available online at  For more information about Door County parks, visit the Door County Parks System website at   


This survey is available online through Friday, November 29th. For more information contact Parks Director Ben Nelson at (920) 746-7132 or

UWGB is performing Rocky Horror Picture Show 

Cast members say it’s going to be an electric show. Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show is a cult classic. 

“Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” “A socko wacko weirdo rock concert.”

You can see Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show on the Green Bay Campus, Nov. 21-23, 2019 7:30 p.m. and a special late-night show, Friday, Nov. 22 11 p.m. Tickets on sale now.

Upcoming Events:



14  PFLAG at the UU Fellowship in Ephriam at 6 pm, 2nd Thurs.
17  PFLAG Door County meeting has been changed to 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tues. at the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay 
20 Annual National Transgender Day of Remembrance,  Remembering transgender people killed in hate crimes.,

1 World AIDS Day,

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
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 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.
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

Stay Connected:

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

Stay current with PFLAG National by visiting
Keep in touch with PFLAG National on Facebook at
Follow PFLAG National on Twitter at!/PFLAG.
Check out recent posts on our PFLAG National Blog at
Watch PFLAG National on our YouTube channel at


Calendar of Meetings and Other Events

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: or 920-421-8814

PFLAG Northern Door 
Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month (September through May) at 6:00 p.m. at The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located between Ephraim and Sister Bay, Just south of the Shops of the Green Gables.

Green Bay and Appleton

PFLAG of Appleton
Appleton PFLAG meets the 2nd Wednesday (Only odd-numbered months) at 1800 Appleton Road (Goodwill Menasha), at 6:30. The office in the back of the building is where we will meet, use entrance number 2. You can park on the side.

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).

LGBT Voice 
Formerly known as Spectrum, a program of Goodwill NCW, LGBT Voice is proud to be sponsored by Positive Voice, Inc.  Meets Sundays, 6-8pm, Dar June 1301 S. Broadway, Green Bay

LGBT Partnership (Offers leadership development and support for teens ages 14-18)
Mondays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
LGBT Partnership (14-18) of Goodwill NCW
Location: Brown County Library. 515 Pine St. Green Bay, WI. 54301
This group is designed to create a safe and supportive environment for youth ages 14-18 in the Green Bay area who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight allies, or questioning. The group consists of varied social and educational programming.

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.

Trans Support Group
18+, Every third Monday – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Appleton Public Library – 225 N Oneida St – Appleton, WI 54911 
Trans Adult Group
1st and 3rd Thursday 6:30 pm The Menasha Goodwill— The Space 1800 Appleton Rd—Door #2
Pride Center @ UW- Green Bay
All events will be held at UWGB. If you have questions, please contact the Pride Center: Stacie Christian –
University Pride Center –, (920) 465-2167 
See all the events at

NEWI Dignity USA
If you are GLBTIQ know or love someone who is LGBTQI please join us the 2nd Tues. of the month at 6:15 PM at St. Anne's Episcopal, 347 S Libal St, De Pere, WI 54115. Call 920) 360-2004 for more info.


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 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.

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

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 for directions and agenda topics. 

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:

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!

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


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