Support Circle Plus: Maybe We’re All A Little Non-binary, an inter-generational conversation

This Support Circle will include a program lead by a board member and their family member. Joie Bassham has been with PFLAGpdx for over two years. They’ve been openly non-binary for over four. They’ll be joined by their grandfather, Richard Hammerschlag, to share what they’ve taught him, how he has learned to appreciate and support their gender identity journey, and  how they’ve grown together.
Joie (they/them) is a sexuality educator in Portland. They love knitting, singing, sharing musical theater with their grandfather, and are so excited to speak with the community.
Richard (he/him) moved to Portland shortly after Joie was born when he was offered a dream job of creating a research department at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. As luck would have it, he and his wife were able to buy a home directly across the street from Joie and happily lived within ‘waving distance’ of them until they left for college. He is delighted to have the opportunity to Zoom-share with the PFLAG community.

Joining a PFLAG Connects Support Circle

Our PFLAG Connects online circles function a little differently than our in-person support circles. Here’s how to join a Circle:

Learn how to Circle online before you join the meeting by reading the PFLAG Connects Participant’s Guide on our website.

Click on the big REGISTER button at the top right of this page. You’ll be taken to an e-registration form. Please fill it out and submit it at least 1 hour before the start of the Support Circle. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian must attend with you. Tip: include your pronouns in the Last Name box. Example: Chelsea Circler (them, they)

We’ll send you an email with the meeting join link and optional dial-in instructions. Save this email! It contains your only ticket to the Circle.

Download the Zoom Meetings app from the App Store for your digital device.

Join on-time. Better yet, join early. The Circle Waiting Room opens 10 minutes before the circle starts and closes shortly after starting time. For your security, no late admissions. When the host begins setting up the meeting room, the Waiting Room will open. At the scheduled start time, the host will admit you to the meeting room.

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Jan 23 2021


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM