OKC PFLAG hosts family potluck
by Hayden Smith
Oklahoma City’s local chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) held a special event Tuesday evening outside of their usual meetings.
Hosted at the Paramount, PFLAG held a potluck for their chapter, their families and the local community.
With tables full of food and well over sixty people in attendance, LGBTQ people and their allies alike got to reach across the table and enjoy food and fun as one family.
After the first hour of people trickling in with their friends and their plates, everyone had a formal introduction where allies got used to the idea of asking for pronouns the same way they would ask for names.
Following that, Nikita Lewchuk, a national debate finalist and the child of Lisa DelCol of the PFLAG board, gave their eye-opening presentation on gender and what it means to be trans and nonbinary.
Later, PFLAG held a raffle and set up a karaoke machine as everyone socialized and broke bread together – both metaphorically and literally.
PFLAG and organizations like it are vital for their work to unite the community, from their monthly meetings to special events like the potluck.
Overall, it was a night of love, connection and home-cooked meals as well as a reminder that as a community, we are always stronger together.
The Gayly - 6/7/2017 @ 5:20 p.m. CST