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Alphabet Soup: The new language of sexual and gender identity

Date: 02/27/2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Napa County Library, 580 Coombs St., Napa, CA

Note: The Alphabet Soup forum at the Napa County Library on February 27, 2018 is replacing the regular PFLAG Napa support meeting at the Wolfe Center.

In an exciting collaboration, LGBTQ Connection, PFLAG Napa, and Napa Valley CanDo present a free forum on our rapidly evolving understanding of sexual and gender identity and the language we use to describe it.

“CanDo has a two-fold mission,” says Karen Garcia, a CanDo founding and Core member. “We encourage positive community action through volunteerism. But we also create projects in response to what we perceive as unmet community needs.

“This forum grew out of the recognition that many members of CanDo felt challenged by the quickly changing concepts of sexual and gender identity. Not only that, we found ourselves at times stumbling over what to say and how to say it when describing this brave new world. When we spoke with friends in the larger community, we found that the problem was widespread.”

To address this need, CanDo sought out Ian Stanley, Program Director for LGBTQ Connection, and Eliseo Rivas, Program Coordinator. Rivas, says: “The Alphabet Soup Forum is for anyone who wants to engage the idea that there can be diverse genders and sexualities – more than straight or gay, more than man or woman.

“Sometimes, it seems that there are so many identities in the LGBTQ community, it becomes hard to find a
way to talk about this that makes sense. In fact, we believe that everyone, LGBTQ or not, would be better off by enhancing their understanding of sexuality and gender,” explains Ian Stanley.

PFLAG Napa, the forum’s third sponsor, promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) persons along with their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy.

Says Rosemarie Vertullo, President, “PFLAG Napa is proud to support this significant forum to educate the community on LGBTQ and gender identity. June is Pride month and it is an important time for us to reflect on our acceptance of our entire community and celebrate its diversity.”

Directions to Napa County Library

FFI: Admission is free.

Hilary Zunin,,, (707) 252-7743
Ian Stanley,,, (707) 251-9432
Rosemarie Vertullo,,, (707) 681-1477

PFLAG Napa UpValley Support Group March Meeting

Date: 03/08/2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Luke's Episcopal Church - 1504 Myrtle St, Calistoga, CA 94515

Join us for our monthly support gatherings which are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

PFLAG Napa support group meeting for UpValley parents, families, & allies of LGBTQ+ People. We provide support for families, allies & people who are LGBTQ; education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ; advocacy in our communities to change attitudes & create policies & laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ. PFLAG has no religious affiliation nor is it a religious organization.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

(18 years of age and older)
We hope to see you!

Directions to the  St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

PFLAG Napa March Meeting

Date: 03/27/2018
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Wolfe Center, 2310 1st St, Napa, CA 94559

PFLAG works to make sure that all people who are LGBTQ+ are not only valued by society, but take pride in and value themselves. We do this through providing peer-to-peer support, educating people on the issues that are important to the community, and advocating for inclusive policies and laws.

Our chapter offers support to families, friends of LGBTQ+ and all LGBTQ+ people (18 years of age and over) where you can share your feelings and experiences in a safe and confidential space. We are looking forward to seeing you!

(18 years of age and older)
We hope to see you!

Directions to the Wolfe Center

Faith Forum

Date: 04/24/2018
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: CrossWalk Community Church, 2590 1st St, Napa, CA 94558

Note: The Faith Forum at the CrossWalk Community Church on April 24, 2018 is replacing the regular PFLAG Napa support meeting at the Wolfe Center.

Journey Forward
Inclusion of the LGBTQ* Community

Please join us to learn about evolving relationships between faith communities and LGBTQ* people.

  • Guest speakers from different faith traditions will tell their “story,” including the journey thus far and hopes for the future.
  • Small group discussions will focus on ways faith communities and LGBTQ* people can build inclusive relationships.
  • Our Faith Forum will be in place of our regular October PFLAG Napa Support meeting.

Note: This special event is being held at a different location than our monthly meetings.

Directions to CrossWalk Community Church

Napa Meetings

PFLAG Napa meets at the Wolfe Center on the 4th Tuesday of every month (7:00 - 9:00 pm) at:
2310 First Street
Napa, CA 94559


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