Friday, March 07, 2014

Friday Post Up & OUT

Local PFLAG Presents Film Presentation

The Arkansas Chapter of the

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  

in partnership with the

Family Acceptance Project

at San Francisco State University


Involving Families in LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention

featuring the film, “Always My Son”



Thursday, March 27th, 2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


First Presbyterian Church, 800 Scott Street, Little Rock, AR

Dinner will be provided

Space is Limited - RSVP Required

Taking a new tack to address how families and communities learn to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children, the Family Acceptance Project will premiered the a new short documentary film, ‘Always My Son’in 2010. ‘Always My Son’ is the first of several short films to be produced by the Family Acceptance Project, showing the process that diverse families take to integrate deeply held values with love for their LGBT children. The programming is a continuing effort by the local group to engage issues and challenges around the intersection of parenting and sexual identity of their children. 

Directed by veteran filmmaker Vivien Kleiman, focuses on a Mexican-American family, the other six films planned for the series will chronicle the journeys of families with LGBT and gender variant
children from other diverse backgrounds. “Using my skills as a documentary filmmaker to tell these stories of love and personal transformation has been profoundly moving and inspirational,” said Kleiman, a Peabody-Award winning filmmaker whose work is noted for its cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity.
This free program is designed to help parents, educators, clinicians, clergy and others who interact with young people understand the critical role that families play in reducing suicide risk for
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. To register contact Shelby Rowe at or call 501.364-3436.

New "Mirror" Anthology Project Planned

A new anthology project is ready to seek original content ranging from prose to essay concerning personal lived experiences in relation to social justice issues while embracing all aspects of an individuals LGBTQI journey. Submission's can be forwarded to for consideration starting March 12, 2014. Content can include high quality photo's, drawings, and other graphic work to support the overall themes of the publication.

The project was green lighted as a initiative of the Bush-Mallon Institute for Social Justice in collaboration with The National Association of Black and White Men Together, Inc. According to Executive Editor, C. Mabin the periodical will continue to explore the multi layered experiences of same gender loving men and women and the daily impact of such issues of coming out, homophobia, intimate partner violence, gender identity, long term partnership and assorted sub culture myths that are often languish in misinformation.

COP 24/7 is enthusiastic and excited at the forward motion of the project and will be updating as additional decision are concluded. Please stay tuned to this platform as well as on our new Facebook page ( ) Don't forget to "like" our page!

FlapJacks- R- Us

Coming next Saturday, 3/15 from 8-10am, at Applebee's Restaurant in the Mabelvale Plaza, 6 Mabelvale Plaza Lane, SOAR Network for Homeless Outreach will offer a delicious breakfast in support of their community service to the homeless.
The Flapjack Fundraiser includes three pancakes, 2 sausages and drink with refills for only $7!  ($5 for young children; no tip necessary since staffed by ODO volunteers). 

More information can be obtained  by checking out their Flapjack Fundraiser event link:

DSRA Comedy Roast
Miss DSRA, Marvella will be roasted and toasted, April 12, 10 till Midnight, Trinti Nightclub, 1021 Jessie Road, admission $5.
The evening will feature performances from the organizations royalty court and other guest. Co-hosted by Cherity and Julie Brown the event will follow their upcoming Saint Patrick's Day celebration, Saturday March 15 at 8pm till Midnight, Professor Bowl, 901 Towne Oaks Drive, $3 at the door.
Karaoke, pool tables and silent auction will be among the activities scheduled. Go to for more information or check out their Facebook page!




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