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Our past programs:

2016

January 14 - We’re Not Done! A Discussion of Where We’ve been and Where We’re Going.
February 11 - Love is Love: How Ref. 74 Changed Our Lives
March 10 - Conversing With Religious Family and Friends About Homosexuality
April 14 - Gay Parents (Video)
May 12 - The Univ. Washington Trans Youth Project (When Do Kids Know?)
June 9 - The Language of Diversity (Dr. Patty Fawver)
July 14 - Ice Cream Social (show up for free ice cream!)
August 11 - LGBT People of Color (Panel Discussion)
September 8 - The TransActive Gender Center (Jenn Burleton)
October 13 - “I Came Out” (Video)
November 10 - Advocating for Trans Rights
December 8 - Holiday Gift Bags for Oasis

2015
January 8 - Tacoma Older LGBT (Patricia McIntyre)
February 12 - Lead with Love (DVD)
March 12 - Coming Out: Parents Perspective (Panel discussion)
April 9 - Reconciling Religious Beliefs with your LGBTQ child, family member or loved one (Pastor Ann Adkinson)
May 14 - Transgender Panel
June 11 - Stay tuned
July 9 - Ice Cream Social (show up for free ice cream!)
August 13 - Annual Open House
September 10 - Trans Youth
October 8 - When I Knew (DVD)
November 12 - Handling Holiday Stress.
December 10 - Holiday Gift Bags for Oasis

2014

December 11 - Holiday Gift Bags for Oasis
November 13 - The Changing Understanding of Reparative Therapy (Dr. Patrick Chapman)
October 9 - Straight to Gay: A Father’s Journey (author of this book will talk about his journey)
September 11 - Safe Schools (Terry Rhines)
August 14 - Annual Open House
July 10 - Ice Cream Social
June 12 - Pride Month
May 8 - Welcoming Churches (Pastor Melvin Woolworth)
April 10 - Transgender Children (Skype with Kim Pearson, Founder of TransYouth Family Allies)
March 13 - Homosexuality and Religion (video)
February 13 - A Personal View of Marriage Equality
January 9 - Through My Eyes (video on experiences of gay Christian youth)

2013

December 12 - A night of Holiday Cheer/Assembling Gift Bags for Oasis
November 14 - Comedy Night (movie & popcorn)
October 10 - Dr. Patrick Chapman
September 12 - Transgender Panel
August 8 - Open House
July 11 - Ice Cream Social
June 13 - Pride Month Videos and Discussion
May 9 - Oddly Normal (NY Times journalist and author John Schwartz via Skype)
April 11 - Bridging the Religious Divide (Pastor Melvin Woodworth)
March 14 - Transgender panel discussion
February 14 - Lead with Love (video)
January 10 - Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth

2012

December 13 - Celebrating 40 years of PFLAG.
November 8 - Topic TBD (Jane Ryan, Therapist)
October 11 - What Determines Our Sexuality? (Dr. Patrick Chapman)
September 13 - Bullying (Jennifer Kubista, Director of Student Life, Tacoma Public Schools)
August 9 - Open House and auction to support Washington United for Marriage
July 12 - Ice Cream Social
June 14 - Legalize Gay (video)
May 10 - Transgender Panel
April 12 - It Gets Better (video)
March 8 - What's Up with Intersex? (Jane Goto)
February 9 - Dealing with the Religious Right as a Political Opponent. (Dr. Robert Minor)
January 12 - Faith or family: How do I choose? (Pastor Melvin Woodworth)

2011
December 8 - Night of Remembrance
November 10 - Homo for the Holidays
October 13 - TBD
September 8 - Queer Questions, Straight Talk (Abby Dees)
August 11 - Open House
July 7 - Ice Cream Social!
June 9- Marc Adams (HeartStrong)
May 12 - Origins of Sexuality (Dr. Patrick Chapman)
April 14 - Intersex (Jane Goto).
March 10 - Lead With Love (video and discussion)
February 10 - What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality (Pastor Ken Colman)
January 13  -  Prayers for Bobby (video)

2010
December 9 - Night of Remembrance
November 11 - Homo for the Holidays
October 14 - Parents Journey: A Panel Discussion
September 9 - When I Knew (video)
August 12 - Open House
July 8 - Ice Cream Social - and Movie Night!
June 10- Equal Rights Washington - Marriage Equality
May 13 - Panel Discussion on Homophobia
April 8 - Reparative Therapy - Dr. Patrick Chapman (Author of Thou Shalt Not Love).
March 11 - A House Divided: The Issues of Homosexual Clergy (Pastor Kim Latterell)
February 11 - What's up with Intersex? (Jane Goto)
January 14  -  The Best of PFLAG: A Topical Treatment

2009
December 10  -  Brag night/Candle Lighting
November 12  -  Homo for the Holidays – Dealing with Holiday Stress (Shannon Ledesma Jones)
October 8  -  Anthropology of Homosexuality and Marriage (Dr. Patrick Chapman)
September 10  -  PFLAG National (Kathy Reim)
August 13  -  Open House
July 9  -  The Fabulous Ice Cream Social
June 11  -  Growing up gay – Part 2 (video)
May 14  -  Growing up gay – Part 1 (video)
April 9  -  Transgender Panel
March 12  -  GLBT 101 (T. Rhines).
February 12  -  GLBT History (S. Cooper & K. Maxwell)
January 10  -  Marriage equality from different perspectives (T. Rhines & S. Cooper)

2008
December 13  -  Homo for the Holidays (Shannon Le Desma-Jones)
November 13  -  Winged it
October 9  -  “Coming Out Party” (video)
September 11  -  “For the Bible Tells Me So” (video)
August 14  -  Open House
July 6  -  “Ask Not” (video ) + our Fabulous Ice Cream Social
June 12  -  HeartStrong (Marc Adams)
May 8  -  Youth Suicide Prevention (Renee Tinder, Pierce County)
April 10  -  Transgender Youth (panel)
March 13  -  The Origins of Sexuality (Dr. Patrick Chapman).
February 10  -  Grassroots Advocacy (R. Martin)
January 10  -  “Inlaws and Outlaws” (video)

2007
December 13  -  Famous Gay People in History
November 8  -  Homo for the Holidays: Strategies for Handling Stressful Holidays
October 11  -  Coming Out Month (Huckaby Family Oprah Show Video)
September 13  -  Transgender Issues (speaker panel)
August 9  -  Open House - Come have dinner with us!
July 12  -  Ice Cream Social
June 14  -  Bisexuality
May 10  -  Reparative Therapy, Dr. Patrick Chapman
April 12  -  Safe Schools, T. Rhines
March 8  -  Love Will Guide Us: Rev. Ken Jones, Tacoma UUC Church.
February 8  -  A Personal View of Advocacy, T. Rhines
January 11  -  Canceled due to poor weather conditions

2006
December 14  -  Remember when gay meant funny? Gay Comedians Video
November 9  -  Homo for the Holidays: Handling Holiday Stress, Naomi Knoble,
October 12  -  Coming Out
September 14  -  Supreme Court decision to uphold the DOMA (Attorney Laurie Jenkins)
August 10  -  Open House - Come have dinner with us!
July 13  -  Ice Cream Social with Charles Cooke from PFLAG National
June 22  -  The History of Pride Parades and PFLAG, T. Rhines
May 25  -  Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) Panel
April 27  -  History of Marriage, Prof. Stephanie Coontz, Evergreen State College.
March 23  -  Diversity: Meeting the needs of all students (Kathy Flores, Bates Tech College)
February 23  -  Bridges bet. law enforcement and GLBT community (Diane Clarkson, P.C.D.P)
January 26  -  Same-Sex Marriage: A Civil Debate (video from Gil Foundation)

2005
December 8  -  Brag Night. Bring pictures and talk about your GLBT child or friend.
October 27  -  The origins of sexuality, Dr. Patrick Chapman, SPSCC.
September 22  -  Gays in the Military (Col. Grethe, Cammermeyer and Adm. Alan Steinman.)
August 25  -  Annual potluck
July 28  -  Ice Cream Social. Great ice cream and some time to talk.
June 23  -  Straight from the Heart, (video)
May 26  -  Marc Adams & Rod Gambassi, discussing HeartStrong and Marc's new book
April 28  -  Suppport groups in local high schools (A panel of GSA advisors)
March 24  -  A Mother's Son (video/discussion with R. & A. Calhoun)
February 24  -  Transgender issues
January 27  -  Rev. Dr. James Kubal-Komoto (Same-sex marriage)

2004
December 4  -  Brag Night
October 23  -  Bullying in schools.
September 25  -  Pierce County Aids Foundation
August 28  -  Picnic at Titlow Park, 6:00 p.m.
June 26  -  Alan Steinman (Don't Ask Don't Tell)
May 22  -  Same-sex Marriage (Alicia Lewis)
April 24  -  PFLAG Pioneers
March 27  -  Gay Adoption
February 27  -  Bisexuality
January 23  -  The Geography Club

2003
December 4  -  Brag Night. Bring pictures and talk about your GLBT child or friend.
October 23  -  Parents' journey: Learning your child is gay.
September 25  -  PFLAG conference summary, Homophobia
August 28  -  Picnic at Titlow Park, 6:00 p.m.
July 24  -  Homophobia Part 2
June 26  -  Homophobia
May 22  -  Gay Fathers Group
April 24  -  Oasis Youth/Coming Out
March 27  -  Safe Schools
February 27  -  Suicide prevention
January 23  -  Comedy night

2002
December 5  -  Brag night
October 24  -  PFLAG National Update
September 26  -  Gay Fathers Association
August 22  -  Picnic at 6:00 p.m. Titlow Park, Tacoma
July 25  -  Video: Rosie O'Donnel and Diane Sawyer Interviews
July 13  -    -  Wright Park, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
June 27  -  Chat and Chew (Open discussion and refreshments)
May 23  -  Responding to the Religous Right
April 25  -  Bisexuality
February 28  -  Guided imagery (Part 3 of Raising Info. Levels - Lowering Anxiety)
January 24  -  Having a secret (Part 2 of Raising Info. Levels - Lowering Anxiety)