PFLAG Capital Region New York Chapter: Albany/Schenectady/Troy

This blog is dedicated to Eugenia. PURPOSE-Share information--stories- poems-anything to help LGBT's & their Parents,Families& Friends in their journey toward sunrise. MEMBERSHIP-PFLAG CRNY is for Albany,Schenectady,Troy NY residents-BUT this BLOG is open to gays & straights REGARDLESS OF STATE/COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE. Interested in membershhip? POST A COMMENT CHAPTER GOALS: Provide informaton & support to & advocate for the LGBT's & their parents, families & friends-straight & gay.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

REMINDER - NOV.15th -PREMIERE MEETING-PFLAG-Capital Region NY

REMINDER - PREMIERE meeting PFLAG-Capital Region NY 7 PM WED NOVEMBER 15th

The PREMIERE meeting of PFLAG-Capital Region NY:Albany/Schenectady/Troy will take place at 7 PM on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, in the Living Room of the Women's Building, 79 Central Ave., Albany, NY. This will be an informal/get to know each other/celebration of the Chapter's birth! Anyone who plans to attend needs to RSVP by posting a comment below that includes the name(s) of those attending, email address(es) and an evening phone number so I may reach you in case the meeting time or date is changed. Since this is a "birthday celebration" as well as a FIRST meeting, I need to know an approximate number of guests for a birthday cake large enough for everyone to share. Please also indicate your beverage preference: coffee, tea, water, soda flavor (cola, gingerale, sprite, etc.)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

NJ to OK Gay Marriage

New Jersey to Recognize Same-Sex Couples
This afternoon, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the state Legislature must offer the same rights and benefits to same-sex couples that married couples currently receive. This ruling came after seven same-sex couples filed suit against the state when they were denied marriage licenses. This decision reflects the fair-minded values of New Jersey, where polls show that a majority of citizens supports marriage equality. Click here to find out more about this historic ruling as well as frequently asked questions about this ruling.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Poems

WORDS
rip off your skin
get to the bare bones
of who we are.
Words expose
our souls hidden thoughts honest feelings
an contagious virus
spreading intolerance, hate and anguish
from germ infestedmouths ofdiseased minds, hearts and souls.
p.a.p. 2006

UNTITLED
What made you believe
I think like you?
What made you suppose
you could spout your venomous words
and have MY support?
What made you so sure
your bad jokes
your stinging hurtful comments
would make me laugh?
Why would you ASS U ME
because I'm straight
I'm also homophobic
LIKE YOU?
p.a.p.2006

Friday, October 20, 2006

Gay Bashing - October 8, 2006

The following was emailed to me from the Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church, NYC, NY. (SEE ** BELOW)
"As you may know, on Sunday, October 8, Michael Sandy, a black gay man, was attacked in a gay bashing. As reported in the media, Michael was robbed and beaten by four men. During the attact he managed to escape but was chased onto the Belt Parkway where he was struck by a car. Michael died one day after his 29th birthday, this past Friday."
As a people of faith, we preach that injustice doesn't have the last word, and we commit ourselves, as individuals and as a community, to keep proclaiming the inclusive love of God that will transform the structures of oppression and death in our society.We believe that if we keep doing this work someday the words of John the Seer will become a reality in our midst: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And I heard a loud voice saying, 'God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.' And I heard the voice saying, 'I am making everything new! Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'" Amen."
"As you may know, on Sunday, October 8, Michael Sandy, a black gay man, was attacked in a gay bashing. As reported in the media, Michael was robbed and beaten by four men. During the attact he managed to escape but was chased onto the Belt Parkway where he was struck by a car. Michael died one day after his 29th birthday, this past Friday."As a people of faith, we preach that injustice doesn't have the last word, and we commit ourselves, as individuals and as a community, to keep proclaiming the inclusive love of God that will transform the structures of oppression and death in our society.We believe that if we keep doing this work someday the words of John the Seer will become a reality in our midst: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And I heard a loud voice saying, 'God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.' And I heard the voice saying, 'I am making everything new! Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'" Amen.
"As you may know, on Sunday, October 8, Michael Sandy, a black gay man, was attacked in a gay bashing. As reported in the media, Michael was robbed and beaten by four men. During the attact he managed to escape but was chased onto the Belt Parkway where he was struck by a car. Michael died one day after his 29th birthday, this past Friday."As a people of faith, we preach that injustice doesn't have the last word, and we commit ourselves, as individuals and as a community, to keep proclaiming the inclusive love of God that will transform the structures of oppression and death in our society.We believe that if we keep doing this work someday the words of John the Seer will become a reality in our midst: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And I heard a loud voice saying, 'God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.' And I heard the voice saying, 'I am making everything new! Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'" Amen.
** ALL are welcome in MCC...
MCCNY is one of hundreds of MCC churches world wide as part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches...click here to go to the UFMCC site.
To find an MCC church in or near your area, go to:
http://www.mccchurch.org/usa/newyork.htm

Thursday, October 12, 2006

REMINDER - PREMIERE MEETING-PFLAG-Capital Region NY

The PREMIERE meeting of PFLAG-Capital Region NY:Albany/Schenectady/Troy will take place at 7 PM on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, in the Living Room of the Women's Building, 79 Central Ave., Albany, NY. This will be an informal/get to know each other/celebration of the Chapter's birth! Anyone who plans to attend needs to RSVP by posting a comment below that includes the name(s) of those attending, email address(es) and an evening phone number so I may reach you in case the meeting time or date is changed. Since this is a "birthday celebration" as well as a FIRST meeting, I need to know an approximate number of guests for a birthday cake large enough for everyone to share. Please also indicate your beverage preference: coffee, tea, water, soda flavor (cola, gingerale, sprite, etc.)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Capital District Gay & Lesbian Community Center

Special events, ongoing events and support groups, information, news - a great resource for the LGBT community. You can also go to their blog at:
www.myspace.com/cdglcc - CHECK IT OUT!

Friday, September 29, 2006

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