Special Events

Rock the Rainbow with the Moondogs 
Benefit Concert
Saturday, August 5, 2017
8 PM
Mattoon Moose Lodge, 1212 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, IL 
Your $10 at the door helps LGBTQ folks and allies work together to make our community a welcome and accepting place for all. 

PFLAG Picnic
Friday, June 16, 2017
6 PM- 8 PM
Morton Park, 1215 Division St, Charleston, IL.
Celebrate Pride Month by picnicking with PFLAG Charleston! Bring family and friends and a dish to share. Beverages and table service will be provided. It would be helpful if you could let us know if you are planning to attend. Please note, this event will be in place of our regular monthly meeting. 

Gender Revolution
March 30, 2017, 5:30pm at the Charleston Public Library 

Please join us for a screening of the new National Geographic documentary Gender Revolution.  The documentary (which is not yet widely available) takes viewers across the U.S. and to other parts of the world to explore the evolving concept of gender. Former TODAY anchor Katie Couric narrates the film and provides the audience with a newcomer's lens to the complex, and at times polarizing topic.

"Every day, really on a daily basis, we are reading new headlines about gender and about gender-nonconforming people," Couric told TODAY anchor Matt Lauer last week. "People are afraid of what they don't understand. If they understand it better, they will have more tolerance for people that are different."

In order to educate herself and viewers and "get to know the real people behind the headlines," the two-hour film has Couric visit a number of activists, doctors, families and individuals. Among those who share their insight are Dr. Marci Bowers, M.D., a transgender woman and a pioneer in the field of gender confirmation surgery; Hari Nef, a transgender model and actress best known for her role in the Amazon hit series "Transparent"; Georgiann Davis, an intersex activist and sociology professor; and Gavin Grimm, a transgender student whose lawsuit was just denied a hearing by the Supreme Court.