You are invited to march with PFLAG on Sunday Oct 12th to show your support and love for our LGBT sons, daughters, family and friends!
Christopher Coleman is our featured speaker for September.
He writes,” My struggles began at birth because I was born dead and did not breathe for fifteen minutes. Once I started to breathe doctors diagnosed me with cerebral palsy and said that I would never move, talk or think for myself. My six siblings and I fought hard to defuse the stereotype and labels that came with a black single parent home. Being a black disabled Christian made it difficult for me to come to grips with my sexuality. I knew the reality of being attracted to the same sex would open the door for me to experience more segregation and heartbreak. I know first hand what its like to be stereotyped because of a label, belittled for your physical appearance and an outcast for your sexual orientation. There was a period in my life that I felt guilty for loving the very thing that made me who I am, because society looked down upon it.”
Come listen to Christopher Coleman as he speaks about his life, unconfined.
When: Sunday, September 21, 2014 02:30 pm – 5:00pm
Where: St. Mark United Methodist Church (UMC) Church Bldg (entry from halfway down 5th St)
Free and plentiful parking is available in the St. Mark UMC on-site parking lot. Traffic is generally very light in town on Sunday afternoons. Look for signs to indicate parking locations during PFLAG meeting times. Parking entry from 5th street (elderly/disabled parking only) and from Juniper south of 5th St (general parking).
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The world’s foremost name in sporting apparel isn’t just dipping its toe in the waters of expression and acceptance. It’s diving in headfirst.
After signing the WNBA’s Brittney Griner to a contract that has her market and wear men’s clothing as well as women’s apparel, and makes her the company’s first openly gay athlete, Nike released the second edition of its #BeTrue line of shoes and sportswear last week.
The line, which openly gay NBA player Jason Collins wore to Boston’s Pride Parade this weekend, is “in celebration of sport as a universal language,” according to Nike, and includes shoes, t-shirts, and flip-flops with rainbow prints and the line’s #BeTrue name. Like the original line Nike released last year, profits will go to the LGBT Sports Coalition, an organization that is aiming to end homophobic discrimination in sports by 2016. Nike is a member of the coalition and is hosting its second annual LGBT Sports Summit this week in Portland, Oregon.
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Link to this article: http://www.pflagatl.org/2013/06/the-fashion-of-acceptance-in-sports/