April 2019

Welcome Spring!


It has been a while since you received an email newsletter from Northern Colorado/ Fort Collins PFLAG!  We want to start fresh again this spring, so here is what is going on in April:

Upcoming Events:

Lavender Graduation at CSU: Lavender Graduation 2019 will be taking place Friday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theater


Colorado Name Change Project: Sunday, May 5, 12:30-2:30 at the Old Town Library.

Learn how to legally change your name in Colorado, as well as correct your gender marker! The workshop will be lead by an experienced attorney who can answer your questions and guide you through the process. Unfortunately, Colorado Fingerprinting will not be able to attend this event.  This workshop is free to attend, but we ask you RSVP at so we can anticipate the attendance and prepare accordingly.  Sponsored by PFLAG of Northern Colorado, CSU Pride, NOCO Equality, Eclectic, SPLASH and the Colorado Name Change Project.


Book Signing and Celebration: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM @ R Bar and Lounge, 107 E. Laurel St., Fort Collins

Join the local debut of Rita Kissen’s new book, Strong Voices: The Story of the Women’s Chorus Movement. Refreshments, libations, books available for sale–or bring your copy to be signed–or just bring yourself and celebrate the power of women singing together for social justice!


BPW Boulder’s Annual Celebration of Women! Hosted by Business and Professional Women of Boulder and Element Bistro Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 8 PM, Element Bistro, 6315 Lookout Rd, Boulder, Colorado

Each year Business & Professional Women (BPW) of Boulder acknowledge women, men, and organizations that serve our community to create equity, economic self-sufficiency, political representation, as well as personal and professional development at our annual Celebration of Women event.  This year’s theme of “Women Warriors Taking Action for Change” is very exciting with our wonderful award winners:

Taking Action for Safe Communities – Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action

Taking Action for Diversity – Jean Hodges, PFLAG

Taking Action for a Sustainable Planet – Rosie Briggs, Eco-Cycle

Taking Action for Women – Linda Shoemaker, CU Regent and past BPW Boulder president and CWEF $10,000 scholarship creator

Ongoing Events:

Saturdays at Daz Bog Coffee Shop on 401 Mason Court, 3:30-5pm

SPLASH for ages 12-18

Adult Swim – a parent support group while the kiddos are attending SPLASH

CSU Transgender Youth Support Group (Fort Collins) : Therapist led

Ages 10-17, kids 15+ do not need a parent signature

CSU Center for Family and Couple Therapy

Thursdays 6-7pm Spring/Summer 2019

Rm 119 Gifford Building on 502 W. Lake Street Fort Collins, CO 80523.

Each group is $20, first session free.

Contact Amanda at 970-491-5991


NOCOMamaBears:  Because we recognize that moms of LGBTQ kids are on a journey that is unique and often very difficult, NoCoMamaBears is starting a study/support group that will run from mid-January through end-of-May. We will study the book, “Hope and Other SuperPowers” by John Pavlovitz, and create community with one another.  Meetings will be the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7-9 pm starting January 15. If you’re interested, please send an email to [email protected] for more details.

Thank you and see you soon,
~Kristen Draper