Thursday, June 9, 2016

Enclosed please find.....


The PFLAG Coalition newsletter.  After reading it please remember that our regular local PFLAG meeting is Monday  June 13 at 110 Lacrosse and starts at 5:30  PM.  Grab a bottle of something wet to drink and John and I will fix a few snacks.  

See you then.

This is the Colorado coalition of PFLAG  newsletter that is also distributed  to PFLAG national 

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Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone

------ Original message------
From: Julie Wilson
Date: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 5:16 PM
To: Julie Wilson;
Cc:
Subject:PFLAG Mountain West newsletter--June

Greetings, PFLAG leaders! If you have leadership changes in your chapter, please let me know so that I can keep the mailing list up-to-date. 

The newsletter contains important upcoming dates, information from PFLAG National, events from around the region, and news of interest to help you fulfill PFLAG's mission of support, education, and advocacy.


In addition, a training opportunity about suicide postvention is attached. I know several chapters have dealt with an LGBTQ suicide in their community. Cesar and I thought the training might be of interest to you, even though it is not LGBTQ-specific.

Thanks to those of you who send me news items to include. I appreciate it. And thanks to all of you for the work you do in leading your chapters and helping PFLAG be an effective grassroots organization.

Best regards,
Julie

Monday, May 2, 2016

Monthly PFLAG Meeting


May Pueblo PFLAG Meeting
Monday May 09,2016 5:30 PM
First Unitarian Society of Pueblo
110 South Lacrosse Ave
Pueblo CO 81001

No April Meeting

Thanks to  you we are having a much better turnout on Monday nights.  We will discuss updates on Book Sale and upcoming events upcoming volunteer events.

Chapter Dues are now due for regular membership.  We do accept  Donations for our general fund and for our Scholarship Fund.  Please specify where you want your donation to go
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We also take donations for the local HIV consumer group events , we provide a monthly Lunch and a yearly Holiday goodie bag , we can also use Volunteers for all these activities.

Come by on Monday evening and get to know us!

Monday, November 16, 2015

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

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I woke up at 4:15 this morning and was very surprised that I had a guy on my mind from my distant past.  Now I mean my way back there distant past.  My first boyfriend.  I was 17 years old and I thought the sun rose and set in that boy.  He took me to Joyland in Wichita one sunny afternoon.  We rode all the rides and when we got on the Roundup, my stomach had it's limit.  His name was Corky and he was so sweet and concerned about my welfare.  Throwing up on the Roundup was the high point of the day and we left soon after that.  We continued to for a while and then sort of drifted apart.  It was never a big romance, just a very comfortable relationship with some one with whom I could share my  hopes and dreams.

Years passed and I married and had a family.  I ended up in Garden City, Kansas.  When that marriage went south, I returned to Hutchinson.  There I met the second man in my life who would offer me comfort in a storm and ask nothing in return.  His name was Gib.  We never really dated so much as sort of hung out together.  He was a friend of my mom's.  He was also a cook and I was a waitress until I became a cook also.  He helped shop for Christmas Santa Claus gifts and helped put the things together on Christmas Eve.  He was engaged to a girl named Cheri, but though they lived together, they never married.  I never understood their relationship.  He and I were friends, but he and Cheri had something, and yet nothing.

The one thing both these guys and I had in common was that the relationships were purely platonic.  I never expected more and they never asked for more.  I can search the world over and never find 2 men that made such an impact on my life!  Ah, but hindsight is always clearer then foresight, isn't it?

Years passed and the AIDS epidemic reared it's ugly head.  Gib moved to California.  He died there.   I was in Pueblo by then.  Mother called and said Gib wanted to get together over Thanksgiving that year, but she was afraid.  I told her I could  and would love to come and see Gib.  I was not afraid.  I just wanted to see my old friend.  Plans were made, but he did not make it.  I know there was no funeral and he is in an unmarked grave.  I still miss him.  The very first panel on my AIDS Memorial Quilt is for Gilbert Fields.

I learned later that Corky had also passed.  He was also a statistic in the early stages of the epidemic.  Jimmy came later.  And Mark.  And Mike.  And a list that goes on and on and on.  I have always had a rapport with the gay community, even before I knew there was a gay community!  They have been my friends when I had no friends.  They held me up when I could have sunk beneath the waves.

I have no idea why these two guys are on my mind today, but there they are.  I just wanted to share with you, my readers, a small glimpse into my past so you can maybe understand why I am who I am today and why I do the things I do.  I guess I am trying to give back to the community that cared for me when I did not care for myself.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Happy PFLAG Day!!

PFLAG meets today at 2:00 at 110 Lacrosse, Pueblo, Colorado.  Bring your own beverage and help us plan for Pride later this month.

John Tenorio   719-696-4937
Lou Mercer 546-1555

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Meeting today

Short notice, but today is the monthly meeting and the day to pay homage to the mother!!  Take you mother to lunch then bring me leftovers at 110 Lacrosse at 2:00.

See you there.

Lou