So many times, at PFLAG meetings we hear, “My parents know I’m gay/lesbian/bi/trans but we don’t talk about it”. Debonee will speak to us on what we can do to restart this conversation.
Debonee Morgan, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. We’ve asked her to speak to this “conversation” with family and friends, especially when what’s ended the conversation the last time has been matters of faith.
After our speaker’s comments, we will break for refreshments and then join an hour of small support circles, each led by a trained facilitator.
When: Sunday, September 15, 2013 02:30 pm – 5:00pm
Where: St. Mark United Methodist Church (UMC)
Parish Bldg 2nd Flr – Entry from parking lot
781 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, Georgia 30308
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).
St. Mark UMC Parking for PFLAG Atlanta Meeting
From the North
Going South on I-75, I-85 or GA400
Take the I-75 and I-85 connector into downtown Atlanta. Take Exit 249D, North Avenue, turn LEFT at stop light. Go East on North Avenue to Peachtree St (four blocks). Turn LEFT (North) on Peachtree Street; go four blocks North to 5th Street. Saint Mark is on the right side, at the corner of Peachtree Street and 5th Street.
From the South
Coming from I-20 East or West, or going North on I-75 or I-85
Go North into downtown Atlanta on the I-75 / I-85 connector. Take Exit 249B toward Spring Street and West Peachtree Street. Follow signs to Peachtree Street (straight ahead). Go LEFT (North) on Peachtree Street; go five blocks North to 5th Street. Saint Mark is on the right side, at the corner of Peachtree Street and 5th Street.
We can also be reached by MARTA, Atlanta’s public transit system. Parking for less than 24 hours is free at many MARTA parking facilities.
Take a northbound or southbound train to the N3 station at North Avenue, then exit the station at the north end, go north two blocks to 5th Street, turn right and walk up two blocks to Peachtree Street. Saint Mark will be right in front of you.
Route: 110 Peachtree St./”The Peach” runs north/south on Peachtree Street every 30 minutes weekdays and every 20 minutes Sundays.
When & Where
Who We Are
PFLAG Atlanta is the Atlanta chapter of PFLAG National. We are a national support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies. With 200,000 members and supporters, and local affiliates in more than 500 communities across the U.S. and abroad, PFLAG is the largest grassroots-based family organization of its kind. PFLAG is a non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any religious or political institutions.
We are here to share the journey to acceptance with you. We are committed to giving support to each other as we discover and understand more about being human. We seek to change attitudes and to create an environment of understanding so that our GLBT family members and friends can live with dignity and respect.
- Support Families — working to keep families in loving relationships by helping them understand and affirm their gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender family members.
- Educate the Public – seeking to dispel myths and misinformation by providing programs such as our Speakers’ Bureau, Safe Schools and Straight for Equality.
- Advocate for Equality — calling for equal human and civil rights.
Everyone is welcome at our meetings. Along with parents and GLBTs, these meetings also include allies, children, spouses, grandparents, and siblings. PFLAG literature is available, we have a free lending library and our members receive a quarterly newsletter. Contact us if you have questions, suggestions or complaints. You always have a home at PFLAG Atlanta.