PFLAG Mid-Atlantic Regional
Conference, Friday, April 25th and Saturday April 26th
, sponsored by
Columbia/Howard County PFLAG and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of

IMPORTANT!!! REGISTER NOW! Workshop space is limited and already filling up-
register NOW to ensure your first choice! (See end of email for registration

The schedule will be as follows:
Friday April 25th:
7 PM to 10 PM
Hors d"oeuvres
Entertainment - The Baltimore Men's Chorus and Trio "New World Vogt"

Saturday April 26th:
8 AM - Registration
Catch up w/old friends and meet new ones over juice/coffee and baked goods

9 AM - Welcome
Guest Speaker - Executive Director of national PFLAG - David Tseng
A nationally recognized pension and health care expert, Tseng also served as chief assistant treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco, a benefits policy advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor and an attorney in private practice in Los Angeles. Tseng is the first gay man and first person of color to serve as the organization's executive director.

9:45 AM - break

10 AM - Workshops- Choose from:
Transgender Issues
Challenge your ingrained notions of gender

Court Network Program
New National PFLAG training on lobbying, building diverse coalitions and more.

Membership Recruitment and Retention
How to creat a vibrant and viable membership

How to support troubled GLBT teens
Learn how to spot potential problems and work for resolution

11:30 AM - lunch

1 PM - Keynote speaker
Congressman Barney Frank
He became America's first openly gay Congressman in 1987. Congressman Frank is on the committee on Financial Services where he serves as the Senior Democrat. He also serves on the Committee on the Judiciary. One of Congress's most outspoken liberals, he never shys away from controversy.

2 PM - break

2:15 PM - Workshop for ALL
Wayne Pawlowski / sexuality educator for Planned Parenthood

4 PM - wrap up and goodbyes

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS have been arranged with the Columbia Hilton,
5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia
Rates are $76. per night (as quoted on the Hilton Internet website) (plus
taxes) Costs can be reduced by four sharing a room for only $19. each. Please
call 410-997-1060 or 1-800-HILTONS and mention PFLAG Conference.

DEADLINE for this rate is MARCH 20, 2003. So call NOW!

DIRECTIONS: please see our conference page at for
Or for door-to-door and return directions, go to, type in
your address and Interfaith Center 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.
If any in your chapter do not have access to a computer, please contact me
410-290-8292 asap and I will mail them.



YES! I am planning to attend the PFLAG Mid Atlantic Regional Conference at
the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD - APRIL
25th and 26th.

I plan to attend:
_____Friday evening and all day Saturday
_____Saturday only


Workshop Interest: Transgender___ Court Network___
Membership recruitment and retention___
Spotting potential GLBT teen problems___

CONFERENCE FEES are sliding scale of $15 to $35. Students and seniors $10
Fees based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away for inability to
pay. Registration will be available at door- but please let us know that you
are planning to attend.


Please print out this section, make checks payable to:
PFLAG Columbia and mail to:

Gert Flax
7840 Mayfair Circle
Ellicott City, MD 21043




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