Yes, it's true! PFLAG Olympia scored a $5,000 grant! The generous Olympia Credit Union signed over a $5,000 grant to the LGBTQ advocacy organization this past Friday. I've had the pleasure of serving on the PFLAG Board of Directors for the past five years, and I can confidently say this PFLAG Olympia grant will allow the organization to expand its efforts in 2016! PFLAG Olympia is a chapter of the national PFLAG non-profit--one of the original pioneering LGBTQ rights organizations promoting education, support and advocacy for LGBTQ individuals and their loved ones.
The PFLAG Olympia community has been a second family for me ever since I joined back in late 2010. 2016 will be my sixth year serving on the board and I couldn't be happier with how much we accomplished in 2015.
We started an LGBTQ military support/discussion group near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, presented the very first annual Steve Mast Advocacy Award (an award for parents or parental figures who support and advocate on behalf of LGBTQ folks), began our series of social events, and continued reaching out beyond our monthly programs to complete trainings with companies and law enforcement and support individuals one-on-one.
With plenty of good ideas as to how we can put this money to good use, next year looks more promising than ever! Thank you, Olympia Credit Union!
Are you the parent, family member or friend of an LGBTQ person? Or LGBTQ yourself? Learn more about PFLAG Olympia here.