Hi all! Happy Springtime!!
I hope you are all enjoying the springtime weather, and watching the trees blossom…I love this time of year!
A couple of new events you may be interested in are coming up in May:
 May 5   6:35-10:00pm  Akron Rubber Ducks Pride Night! The fireworks will be a George Michael Tribute Fireworks, so that should be awesome! We should have all the details up soon on OutSupport’s website Calendar OR visit our Facebook page, and you can link automatically to the group seating area. Sounds like a fun night!!
Also, May 20  7:00-10:00pm LGBTQA TEEN PROM !!  FREE, but you need to make reservations, and bring some form of picture ID   RSVP to; www.lgbtcleveland.org   This event will be at  Studios@78th St., LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1300 W. 78th St.  Cleveland  44102
Make sure you check out OutSupport’s website…new resources and information is going up all the time! NEW! Thanks to our friend Karen in Tuscarawas County, we have a GREAT list of LGBTQ Books and History Resources on our Resources list!! Thanks, Karen!!!!! Books and other resources for all ages…can’t say enough!  www.OutSupport.org   Also, our Facebook page is updated regularly, with inspiring messages, fun facts, and local events that you may want to know about! Check us out!
Friendly reminder for those who will be joining us for the Bowling Party for teens, PLEASE BRING YOUR SOCKS WITH YOU!!! I forgot to mention that on our flyer, but wanted to remind you because it is flip flop weather!! If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please do so by Wednesday, April 19!! Thanks!
One last item: This Thursday, April 20, is GiveOut Day! We were made aware of this date for anyone who is interested in donating to your favorite local LGBTQ Support group, large state/national organizations, like PFLAG or HRC or Equality Ohio, or even the host facilities that offer their space for groups to meet, like churches or community centers. High School and University GSA’s are always needing extra funds for supporting teens/young adults in schools: even small amounts can pay for snacks for a meeting, or toward the activities for the teens. All of these organizations need cash to be able to continue to provide support to teens, families, adults, seniors…who otherwise would have much less support. Please think about donating to the group that you are either receiving support through, or are in your town, or area. It would be wonderful if every community had a support of some kind for our LGBTQ loved ones, and we are so happy to see new ones get started where previously there was no group. Places like Dover, or Ashland, or Lorain have moved forward with new groups starting in those communities, among others. They are more important now than ever. If you are able to give any amount, it will be welcome and used toward support and equality. Naturally, I would hope that you may consider OutSupport in your giving (please mail check to:
OutSupport, Inc
P.O. Box 1728
Medina, Ohio 44258
OR bring a check or cash to any meeting! THANK YOU!!!) And thanks on behalf of any group that you would like to support financially!!
Warmest regards,