August 27, 2015 at 3:43 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
PFLAG chapter to receive award
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The Columbia-Howard County chapter of PFLAG has been selected as one of the two 2015 Chapter Award winners in the category of Support. PFLAG National is honoring the chapter for its work in coordinating the Gender Conference East event in November 2014 in Baltimore.

“Gender Conference East demonstrates the powerful work that PFLAG Columbia-Howard County does to support transgender and gender-expansive children, their parents, their families, and the professionals who work with them,” PFLAG National said in a statement. “In partnership with Gender Spectrum and the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, Gender Conference East was a multiple day conference that included a Professional Symposium and a Family & Youth Day. The event was so successful that planning is already well under way for the next conference in November 2015.”

The award will be presented on Oct. 18 as part of the PFLAG National Convention’s awards luncheon.

“Our chapter is so excited about winning this award for the area of support around our work in putting on Gender Conference East,” Susan Garner, chapter president, told the Blade.

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