Winter Magic Festival Katoomba from Ruth

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Ron and I with Malcolm McPherson from Australian Marriage Equality and friends from Pink Mountains waiting in the Marshalling area for the Winter Magic Festival Parade. We represented PFLAG in the parade with Pink Mountains. About fourty to fifty thousand people were in Katoomba on Saturday 24th June to enjoy the Festival and the Parade.  A fun day for everyone.

from Ruth Green Vice President. 

 

Fabulous Fifties Ball. From Ruth Green

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On the Queens Birthday weekend Ron and I attended a number of events in the Blue Mountains including the wonderfully creative Bent Art exhibition, a screening of Sound of Music where everyone sang along and pictured above are Ron and I at the Fabulous Fifties Ball with our table hosts Greg and Larry. What a stunning night we had at the Fairmont Resort with lots of friends at the ball. 

from Ruth Green Vice President 

 

From Ruth Green re Margaret Court's comments.

It's not enough our families are expected to tolerate Margaret Court's offensive comments regarding the equality of our loved ones, now she has chosen to demonise the parents and families of children who are transgender. Parents and families who are supportive, understanding, knowledgeable, caring, inclusive and loving. You are a very sad person Margaret. 

Ruth Green Vice President PFLAG NSW

 

Blue Mountains City. IDAHOT Day

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Hon Michael Kirby was special guest speaker at our IDAHOT morning and rainbow flag raising at Blue Mountains City Council. It was a beautiful crisp sunny mountains morning. A tasty morning tea was enjoyed by about three hundred people followed by entertainment, guest speakers and our rainbow flag raising. The flag will fly for a full week outside council in Civic Place Katoomba as well as Echo Point. 

From Ruth Green Vice President  

The Marriage Equality Ute

From Ruth Green

Every man and his dog agrees with marriage equality.

Tomorrow Geoff Thomas from PFLAG, and his wife Sandra will begin  a nine day road trip from Sydney to Melbourne in Geoff 's specially designed Marriage Equality Ute. Along the way they will visit twenty western New South Wales and Victorian country towns promoting Marriage Equality for our families and friends. We wish you both a safe and happy trip. Thankyou.

From  Ruth Green

Vice President  

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IDAHOT DAY 17th May, 2017.

From Ruth Green. 

Blue Mountains International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) Committee, in conjunction with Blue Mountains City Council, will hold a morning tea and rainbow flag raising. Morning tea will start at 10.30am in Thrive Family Services next to the council chambers in Civic Place Katoomba. This will be followed by speakers, activities and Flag raising in the council grounds at 11am. Our guest speakers include, Councillor Romola Hollywood and the Hon. Michael Kirby. 

All members and associates of PFLAG are welcome. 

 

See Flyer below

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Seniors Week Award

Yesterday Ruth and Ron Green were presented with special Seniors Week Awards at a ceremony in Springwood. They were nominated by their local member of parliament Trish Doyle for their contributions to the Blue Mountains community through their work with PFLAG. 

From Ruth Green  , a great honour for us.

From Ruth Green  , a great honour for us.

Mardi Gras Queer Screen Blue Mountains

Mardi Gras Queer Screen opened in The Blue Mountains on Friday night.  

Lots of heart warming and interesting films on show at Mount Victoria movie theatre ( Mt Vic Flicks) during the weekend.  

My husband Ron and myself (Ruth)  attended the opening night on Friday evening.

 

 

From left, Ron(PFLAG), Jo(Pink Mountains), Ruth(me), Tiphanee (Queer Screen organiser), Malcolm (Australian Marriage Equality), Kylie(friend).  from Ruth Green PFLAG Vice President  

From left, Ron(PFLAG), Jo(Pink Mountains), Ruth(me), Tiphanee (Queer Screen organiser), Malcolm (Australian Marriage Equality), Kylie(friend). 

from Ruth Green PFLAG Vice President  

Fair Day Raffle Prizes 2017

Thankyou to Vanessa at Vdraw Tattooing for nine A3 Superhero Art prints.

Thankyou to Jason at Seiko Australian for a beautiful watch. 

Thankyou to everyone who brought raffle tickets. Congratulations to the winners! 

PFLAG receives no government funding so we are grateful for all donations which enable us to continue our work. 

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Ruth Green