PFLAG Pendleton awarded Pride Foundation Rainbow Award July 17th, 2008
PFLAG Pendleton has received word that on Friday, July 18th they will be recognized along with Becky Mares of Yakima Washington, Gary Wolfer of Prossor Washington and Vista Youth Center of Kennewick Washington as recipients of the first ever Mid Columbia Rainbow Award. The reception will be held at Columbia Basin College, Gjerde Center, H Building at 7 PM. PFLAG Pendleton will receive a stipend of $100 and a plaque commemorating the achievement.
Pride Foundation’s mission is to connect, inspire and strengthen the Pacific Northwest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in pursuit of equality. Pride Foundation accomplishes this in rural and urban areas by awarding grants and scholarships and cultivating leaders.
National PFLAG, Oregon State Council and PFLAG Pendleton’s mission is to promote the equality and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through:
- Support to cope with an adverse society
- Education to enlighten an ill-informed public
- Advocacy to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights.
PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Keeping families together is the mision of PFLAG. Our family values stress education, understanding, acceptance, and support, but most of all love, thereby empowering our children - straight and gay - to lead happy and productive lives.
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