Community Council Announcements

PFLAG Monthly Meeting & Article(s): Gay Conversion Therapist Announces He is Gay

2/6/2019

PFLAG Alamance Monthly Meeting 

Welcoming new people and old friends

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

A great time to get to know our members in new and meaningful ways

Plenty of time to share your personal issues and concerns

Location: Fellowship Room (upstairs)

Elon Community Church UCC

271 N. Williamson Ave., Elon, NC 

Please enter the building through the covered walk behind the sanctuary. Plenty of parking there. 

  


 

An article from Newsweek . . .

Gay Conversion Therapist Announces He Is Homosexual

A recent article from Newsweek magazine tells the story of yet another former leader of the discredited effort to provide “reparative therapy” aimed at changing sexual orientation.

A prominent gay conversion therapist and active member of the “ex-gay” scene has announced his intentions to start a new life as a homosexual. David Matheson, author of the book Becoming a Whole Man and creator of several experimental programs which seek to “address incongruous same-sex attractions” revealed he is now seeking to date men.

The announcement was revealed by fellow gay conversation advocate Rich Wyler, founder of the People Can Change organization, in a post to a private Facebook group obtained by Truth Wins Out (TWO), a group who fight against anti-LGBT prejudice and discrimination.

See the full article                                    

 


From the Washington Post . . .

“Volunteer Mom”

After Sara Cunningham’s youngest child told her in 2011 he was gay, it took years for the Oklahoma City secretary and mother of two to accept it. Eventually, she began to stand up against her conservative Baptist church’s stance that homosexuality is shameful.

“We tried to ‘pray the gay away’ for years,” said Cunningham, 55. “And I felt like I had to choose between my son and my faith.”

She chose her son. In July she decided to take a stand in another way. Literally.

This is a story you’ve got to read

Washington Post,  Cathy Free 

1/4/2019

 


A letter that might interest you . . . 

From time to time a mailing comes to all PFLAG chapters with announcements, invitations or requests.  We do not recommend most of them but this one might interest some of our newsletter recipients. You can check out the books on Amazon with the link below.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Friend,

I have published two books I hope you will consider reading. Both are revelations of my life experiences shared openly and unashamedly. My accounts are, at times, are shocking, but not to be provocative, only to tell the truth. When I’m open and honest, I find others are able to be open and honest as well.

The first is entitled, “Why I Slept With My Therapist, How One Gay Man Tried to Go Straight.” It details a two-year period of my life from 1998 to 1999 in which I sought a professional Christian therapist to try to go straight. 

The second book, I just published two weeks ago, details the first twenty years of my life and is entitled, “Spring, the First Twenty Years, My Memoirs.” I was molested by an uncle at ages eight and nine. I had obsessive-compulsive disorder, and grew up Roman Catholic, the full combo!

Take a look at the books

Either of these titles can be ordered either directly from me or through Amazon, whichever is easier for you. Thank you for your interest in my life. I would love to hear how you are doing also. I was formerly president of PFLAG in Pasadena, CA, and Chico, CA.  🙂

Sincerely, Brian Anthony Kraemer


Here is a way to lend a hand to our friend, Cindy

Cindy is a retired psychotherapist and family counselor, and also writes a weekly column for our local paper. She has been a valuable supporter of PFLAG Alamance for years. Give some thought to her request that is shared here with her permission.  

Hi! 

I am reaching out to friends who may be able to assist me in a new endeavor. I am seeking a part-time job, probably for 10 – 12 hours per week, and am really open-minded about it! I ran my own business for many years and my skill set includes: people, filing, telephones, light computer data entry, writing, among other organizational tasks.

If you or your company have a need for someone like me, please give me a shout!

Thanks, Cindy Davis

cdavis328@triad.rr.com


Did you know you can shop online from 

PFLAG National?

PFLAG publishes some wonderful material to support our mission of support and education, and also you can support PFLAG’s national programs with shopping for some interesting stuff at their website. We give out many of their books on request, but they can be ordered directly by those who don’t necessarily come to our meetings.

Sales of PFLAG books and merchandise helps support their work. When you wear PFLAG apparel, jewelry and gear, you’re helping increase our visibility and helps spread our message to family, friends and your communities.

Give the PFLAG Shop a look

 


Alamance Burlington Schools HOTLINE

Have an issue or concern that involves one of our public schools in Alamance County? Something with your child or one of his or her friends? Bullying, harassment or something else?

The School System has a hotline directly to each school.  Keep this for your reference if needed.

 

   


Welcome to PFLAG Alamance. We offer a safe, confidential space in which to explore our feelings and under-standings about the LGBT experience, especially “coming out” and what this means to families and other loved ones. Listen and share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with, knowing that others can understand.

And remember….when you no longer feel you need PFLAG, PFLAG needs you! There are people out there who need a supportive friend.

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PFLAG Alamance, P.O. Box 623, Elon, NC 27244

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