In celebration of 10 years of activism in Bayfield and Ashland Counties, PFLAG Washburn is proud to host a concert by Sara Thomsen.
“Thomsen’s soulful voice, poetic lyrics and unforgettable melodies cut through to the heart and the soul of human experience,” proclaims the Minnesota Women’s Press. With a voice rich as the best mid-west soil, Sara's songs carry you inward and outward—in, to the particulars of your own life, and out—into the shared humanity of us all. Her performance style is easygoing and full of humor and depth, capturing the audience’s engagement. Sara’s music gently enfolds and unfolds the listener.
Her home base is in the Lake Superior region near Duluth, MN. “The Twin Ports folk singer picks up the torch carried by the balladeers of decades past: Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, and Peter, Paul, and Mary” writes the Duluth Reader Weekly. “She could make Conan the Barbarian drop his sword and collapse blubbering.”
Join us at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College for a PFLAG-sponsored launch party for Pastor Nancy Hanson's book The Divine Spark: Personal Stories of LGBTQ Discovery.
Activist Mary Dougherty will open the night with remarks about the power of sharing stories. Six authors will read from their contributions to The Divine Spark. The evening will close with a Q&A and a book signing. All proceeds of book sales will go to PFLAG Washburn. Several free copies will also be given away.
As with all PFLAG Washburn events, this book launch is free and open to people of all ages.
Reduce Stress with Essential Oils: Licensed Massage Therapist and nationally accredited Aromatherapy Advanced Practitioner Amy Arnao will show you how to safely utilize essential oils to reduce your holiday-induced stress and anxiety. Come experience the delightful and healing fragrances of aromatherapy!*
Gain Emotional Resilience: Mental health professional Dianne Heapy will discuss strategies for handling holiday-related stresses and emotions, and show you how to enjoy (not just survive) the holiday season.
*Individuals with high sensitivity to chemical fragrance should exercise caution when participating.
This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
It's time for our annual summer cookout!
Join us at Memorial Park in Washburn (WI) for an evening of grilling and entertainment. Our grill master, Bill Luckenbill, will once again provide the food, while local residents Sorely Swanstrom and Shay Spaulding serenade us with ukelele playing and singing.
Sixteen year-old Sophie Lane will share her experiences coming out as gay and existing around those labels. Sophie will be answering questions for teens and adults about all things LGBT+ (and how to support those you love who identify so).
No question will go unanswered! Sophie hopes to shed light on how surprisingly normal life can be for LGBT teens.
For many of us, advocating for the health safety and well-being of our LGBTQ family members and friends goes beyond the personal. Please join State Senator Janet Bewley for a discussion of how to be more effective in your political advocacy here in Wisconsin.
You are invited to join us for a night of celebration, live harp music, and fundraising at the Blue Wave Inn on Chequamegon Bay in Ashland, Wisconsin.
The event will be catered by Freehands Lakeside and Cafe Coco. A full bar will also be available, with the cost of one drink included in the price of admission for those over 21.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students if purchased in advance. Tickets purchased at the door are $25 for adults and $10 for students.
Majority proceeds will go to the fund for PFLAG Washburn's Scholarships for Youth Engagement.
To advance purchase your tickets, please visit The Blue Wave in Ashland or Bill's Collision, Cafe Coco, or North Coast Coffee in Washburn. For more information, call 715.209.1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Writer and Wisconsin native Matt Mallum shared a story of camaraderie and acceptance, and piloted a discussion on the future of our youth and LGBT America.