Join PFLAG Beaumont June 9, at 1 p.m. as we celebrate the diverse community of the Golden Triangle in downtown Beaumont with an all day and evening festival.
Outdoor Pride Fest Celebration Is Free!
All-Access to Pride Fest indoor entertainment venues, $10 all day and night.
Children under 12 get in free with parent or guardian.
10:30 a.m. - Equality March Participants meet TBA location
Noon - Equality March, ending at Pearl and Crockett Street Entertainment Complex
12:30 p.m. - Pride Fest opens at Crockett Street Entertainment Complex
Bring the whole family out to PFLAG Beaumont Pride Fest for:
Live Performance Artists
Regional Food Vendors
For information, message the PFLAG Beaumont Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors please include "Vendor" in your subject line of your email.
***SOME ENTERTAINMENT SPOTS AVAILABLE***
Entertainers, please include "entertainment" in the subject line of your email.
PFLAG Beaumont is partnering with with the Transgender Education Network of Texas to offer Ally and Advocacy Training, March 17, at noon, located at 420 Franklin, and will also hold the Spring Membership Drive and Backyard Concert, March 17, at at 1923 Broadway.
This training is centered around LGBTQiA issues and individuals, but the techniques and strategies discussed can be used by any ally or advocate. Participants can use the skills studied to form a better understanding of their loved ones' struggles for whom they feel compelled to advocate, the vocabulary to do so affectively and respectfully and perhaps cultivate a better understanding of their own ideas.
Golden Triangle residents can benefit from training by learning skills to better communicate their ideals at many levels, albeit to neighbors, clergy, administrators or elected officials.
Training is free and open to the public.
PFLAG Beaumont invites all ages to enjoy the rootsy, diary-rock musical stylings of local artist Ariel Bush for the chapter’s annual Spring Membership Drive and Backyard Concert, Saturday, March 17.
“You won't need the luck of the Irish to find old friends and make new ones at PFLAG's backyard concert on St. Patty's Day,” Jerry Thacker, PFLAG Beaumont vice president, said. “This free event will have live music, food, drinks and plenty of swag to be had.”
The seasonal concerts are designed to promote inclusiveness and community engagement, Jacqueline Hays, PFLAG Beaumont president, said.
The backyard concert will be held at the home of new Beaumont residents, Russell Barnes-Gibson and Eric Bradley Branes-Gibson in Old Town.
“This is an outdoor event in a gated backyard with twinkle lights and a neighborly vibe,” Hays said. “Patrons can bring the entire family or attend alone – our membership is very welcoming and so are the Barnes-Gibsons.”
The event is free, with a suggested donation of $7. Some seating is provided along with refreshments and BYOB is acceptable for those 21 and older. Patrons are free to bring additional chairs or blankets.
“You'll feel like you found a pot o' gold when you arrive,” Thacker said. “It's only from 5-9 p.m., so don't be late.”
Doors open at 5 p.m. On-street parking. Membership not required to attend.
For more information, message PFLAG Beaumont on Facebook, or email email@example.com
PFLAG Beaumont is committed to creating a culture of openness and inclusion for all LGBT members and their families in Beaumont and the surrounding cities.
PFLAG Beaumont has been an established non profit since 2014. We have a diverse board and membership. We are here to serve the community of Southeast Texas.
PFLAG Beaumont participates in local activities, including attending and presenting at events such as Beaumont Pride, Gender Infinity, Maypole Festival, Lamar University Diversity and Inclusion Conferences and panels, Pathways LGBTQ Health Conference, as well as regional PFLAG conferences.
PFLAG Beaumont also provides lectures and workshops on a broad range of topics to educate the public and unite the community.
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