Welcome to the PFLAG Taos Website!
We are the Taos, New Mexico Chapter of PFLAG
Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBTQ People to move equality forward
If you are a returning member wanting to renew your membership click on the donate button below. Our work depends on your generosity. We now have online giving! Use the memo box on the giving webpage to specify what area you would like your donation to go to. The designated areas are:
1. Scholarship fund
4. Support Advocacy and Education Fund
Please note that sometimes Paypal may not work on mobile devices and some computers. This is due to Paypal seeing that you have a “unsecured” connection. This is a security measure put in place by Paypal to protect your financial information.
The membership rates are:
- $20 – Students or Senior (65+)
- $30 – Individual
- $40 – Family(Household)
- $50 – Business (Basic Partnership) & Non-Profits
- $100 – Business (Supporting Partnership)
A heartfelt message from our President Barbara Sheppard:
The Board (Chris Ellis, Rosie Williams, and myself), with the assistance of Lisa O’Brien from Taos Community Foundation, have been reflecting on our mission, our work, and the need to be flexible and creative, and make some changes in 2016. We live in a unique and special place, and PFLAG has, over the past 5.5 years, helped open hearts and minds. For that I think all of you who have made a difference.
I am personally grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded over these past 5 years as one of the leaders of our local chapter. I have met and become friends with many wonderful and open hearted individuals, both locally and across the country. I am also grateful for the support and encouragement I received from Annouk Ellis and others to share my own personal journey as a lesbian. It has been healing and gave me the courage to speak up an advocate for others. Most recently, I am grateful for the wisdom I am gaining and recognizing my own limitations and finding the willingness to help make necessary changes, both personally and for our chapter, so that PFLAG can continue to thrive and be meaningful in our community.
2016 offers us an exciting opportunity to reflect, reorganize, and create a plan that will keep our chapter moving forward effectively in the Taos community. Reviewing and redefining leadership roles is our top priority in 2016.
What this means is that we will not have monthly meetings, yet we will continue to be available to offer support to individuals, families, and our community during this transition time.
PFLAG’s Inside the Rainbow is now available! Click here to watch!