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PFLAG Support Group meets in Marietta GA

Sum13-GroupSupportPFLAG Marietta is a growing chapter founded in Feb 2007. We meet in a safe location with plenty of parking. Newcomers are encouraged to attend. We are a friendly mix of LGBTQ people, family, parents, and friends. Light refreshments are offered. For more information, email us at mariettapflag@gmail.com

When: Sunday, May 24, 2015 01:00 pm

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road Marietta, GA 30066 (map)

Visit us at http://community.pflag.org/mariettapflag or join us on Facebook

Helpline for PFLAG Marietta: 678-318-1887 (This is a recording. Please allow up to 24 hours for a return call.)

Training for new PFLAG Facilitators – open to the public

 

We will be holding a free training for people who would like to learn to be PFLAG Facilitators for our support groups. There is no cost to attend, but we would love you to use your newly learned skills to help our PFLAG chapter out and perhaps start new support circles near you.

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RSVP here: http://pflagtraining.eventbrite.com

When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 01:00 pm – 3:30pm

Where: Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta 

1730 Northeast Expressway NE Atlanta, GA 30329

Please park in the Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta (SLCA) parking lot and come towards the back of the building. Entrance is from the left hand side of the building, towards the back. Look for the PFLAG sign.

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If you are the parent of a lesbian, gay, bi or trans child or an LGBT person yourself or a straight ally, you are welcome to attend!

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Gender-Bending Crime Fighter Hits Television, Stirs Up Controversy


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There’s a new TV character in town, a 12-year-old-boy-turned-girl-crime-fighter on Hub‘s new children’s cartoon program, SheZow. Hub, a cable network owned by parent companies Discovery Communications and Hasbro Inc., is hoping their new superhero(ine) will bring in viewers and interest.SheZow

The Los Angeles Times reports:

In “SheZow,” a 12-year-old boy – named Guy – uses a magic ring to transform himself into a legendary crime fighter. When evi lurks, Guy says, “You go, girl!” and becomes SheZow.

“When I first heard about the show, my reaction was ‘Are you out of your minds?'” said Margaret Loesch, chief exeutive of the Hub. “Then I looked at it and thought, ‘This is just funny.'”

Not everyone is as amused as Loesch however. Conservative blog Breitbart tagged “SheZow” with the moniker of “transsexual” and reported:

Nothing says “child-appropriate material” quite like gender-bending underage superheroes…That show follows the adventures of a 12-year-old boy named Guy who uses a magic ring to transform himself into a crime-fighting girl. Yes, you read that correctly. When Guy says the magic words – “You go girl!” – he becomes SheZow, wearing a purple skirt and cape, as well as pink gloves and white boots.

Breitbart also suggests that Loesch “may or may not have been high (and leftist) when she greenlit this project.” The New York Daily News reported on GLAAD‘s response to the conservative backlash:

…a spokesman for GLAAD fired back that criticizing the animated series for “promoting” transgender themes is, well, cartoonish.

“This Breitbart News article is just a laughable attempt at attention seeking, comparable to Jerry Falwell attacking the Teletubbies, and demonstrates a profound ignorance of transgender people since this show doesn’t include any,” said GLAAD’s Rich Ferraro.

SheZow” represents a departure from the more gender-constricted programming readily available for young children. However, Hub sees the new show as a possible boon to their business, which is currently struggling against juggernauts like Nickelodeon and Disney:

…who knows, maybe if “SheZow” is a hit, Hasbro can start merchandising her white go-go boots, and her ring.

“We’ll see, won’t we?” Loesch said

Here is the show’s intro:

This article was reposted from Towleroad.


Link to this article: http://www.pflagatl.org/2013/05/gender-bending-crime-fighter-hits-television-stirs-up-controversy/

 

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