2019, December 18th. "Home Away From Home Holiday Hang Out." We had a Homey Holiday with our PFLAG-ABQ family. We brought stuff to help make holiday gifts (such as paper to cut/folded/pasted for dreidels.). We wrapped presents and lingered to support each other.
2019, November 20th. Our annual "FriendsGiving" was a potluck; PFLAG-abq provided the main dishes and others brought side dishes.
2019, October 16th. We celebrated all things spooky (costume contest; some "trick or treating"). Supportive conversation.
2019, September 18th. Friends from NM-ACLU and Equality NM reported the legal & political status of our personal rights in New Mexico.
2019, August 21st. "...[focus was going] back to school and how we can help LGBTQ students and staff in our school system.
2019, July 17th. This "Family and Friends" annual potluck was very well-attended. There was a lot of delicious food! At PFLAG-Abq, we most often begin our local meetings with "support" at 7:00 PM (then a planned program around 8:00 PM). This evening, no topics or concerns were suggested for discussion, so we moved right to introductions. Representatives of many of Albuquerque's (and New Mexico's) service organizations, and a few faith groups, explained their organizations and presented their visions and purposes. We saw the amazing diversity of Albuquerque's LGBTQ community.
2019, June 19th. AVER (American Veterans for Equal Rights) showed their film "The Long Determination," a history of the men and women who have served since the American Revolution, plus many personal stories--told by members of every military service and their spouses and supporters--of events leading to the repeal of 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' (a policy that lasted from 1994 through 2011). View the trailer
2019, May 15th. PJ and Tony from Los Ranchos Pride told us us about their event. We assembled decorations (and goodies) for the Los Ranchos and Albuquerque Pride events.
2019, April 17th. Maria, from the LGBTQ Resource Center, explained the Center's mission, services and activities. The LGBT-RC is on UNM's Main Campus (1919 Las Lomas Road) across from the Yale parking structure which is north of the Duck Pond).
2019, March 20th. Alex M. said "We [celebrated] spring with a little bit of swing [dancing]." Several who Know How showed us How to Swing. We began our meeting with support/conversation, as usual.
2019, February 20th. We celebrated our Pals with craft-work, "Palentines," to take home or to distribute locally. We began with support/conversation and snacks.
2019, January 16th. Chris Topher, a guest known to many of us, led us in team-building activities and exercises that helped us learn to better serve our community. It's 2019, and we look forward to it being a really great year!