Thursday, 11/3 - PFLAG Lobby Day at the Capitol, all gathering first in the Senate Dirksen Office Bldg.
PFLAG Vice President and Boulder group co-founder, Jean Hodges.
US Representative from Colorado: Jared Polis, who is partnered - and recently the first gay parent in Congress!
PFLAG Colorado contingent in office of Senator Mark Udall.
As Senator Udall was not available, meeting here with his staff.
Lunch in the cafeteria in one of the Senate Office buildings.
Now at office of Senator Michael Bennett - sharing again our stories.
Senator Bennett listening at right.
Starting to gather for PFLAG group photo on Capitol steps.
Several more on their way. .. [I haven't seen the official shot yet.]
Friday afternoon: Opening Ceremony at the Westin Alexandria convention site.
Keynote speaker: Second Lady, Dr. Jill Biden.
Later in the afternoon: an inspiring visit by Congressman Barney Frank (D, MA) - the first openly gay Congressman.
On left: PFLAG Executive Director Jody Huckaby.
A great ally: Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D, NY).
Speakers from the FBI and Dept of Justice, who spoke about hate-crime prosecutions.
A meeting of the PFLAG Mountain West Region (UT, AZ, CO, NM & WY), led by Kathy Godwin, standing.
A Saturday morning workshop: "Effectively Sharing Your Story to Create Change."
This lady is sharing her love story about her partner, which came late in their lives after raising families.
Another passionate story-teller.
Second round of workshops: "A Positive Catholic Approach to Marriage Equality," by New Ways Executive Director, Francis DeBernardo. .. Website here: ..http://www.newwaysministry.org/
Saturday night's Awards Dinner: Marilyn and Jackie from COS and Kristen from Boulder Group.
The COS contingent: Bill, Marilyn and Jackie.
Kristen accepted an award for Boulder's production of DVD: "Faces & Facets of Transgender Experience."