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posted Oct 4, 2011, 6:47 PM by Michael Chanak   [ updated Oct 4, 2011, 6:47 PM ]

To PFLAG Cincinnati --

This Sunday, October 9, in Dayton, lesbian folk rocker Jennifer Knapp will host "Conversation with Jennifer Knapp: An Afternoon of Music and Conversation" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Dayton. Jennifer Knapp is a Grammy-nominated and Dove Award–winning artist. Her impressive history includes selling over one million albums with her previous releases of Kansas (1998), Lay It Down (2000), and The Way I Am (2001). With a considerable fan base, and critical and commercial successes, Knapp walked away from it all at the height of her musical career. After seven years of soul-searching and time spent in Australia, Knapp came full circle in 2010 with a new album, new tour, and a renewed love of music. See her Facebook page for this event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212546262143682and her web site http://www.jenniferknapp.com/ . She will also appear at Canal Street Tavern that evening.

PFLAG National President Rabbi David M. Horowitz said in an email yesterday "These are our daughter and son in law. I am so very proud of them and who they are.". He was referring to a six minute YouTube video titled " Wendy Horowitz and Julian Bowers on the MN marriage amendment". In the video Wendy says "I'm in a relationship with a transgendered person who was female when we met and is male now and before the transition we were not able to get married and after the transition we could. Watch the video for their moving story.

Our speaker at the October meeting will talk about her son's journey dealing with gender identity. In this vein, another email yesterday led me to a CNN story and six minute video titled "Transgender kids: Painful quest to be who they are". The story and video are at
http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/27/health/transgender-kids/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 . It's also well worth watching.

In my last post I told of the Greater Cincinnati GLBTQ Youth Summit. I'm happy to report that six PFLAG adults and four students attended. Two of the students appeared on the panel in the opening session and one sang during the talent show after dinner. Thirty folks attended our session which was similar to the support portion of our monthly meeting.

Thanks for your support of PFLAG.
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