Exciting Staff Additions to Greater Boston PFLAG
Dear PFLAG friends,
I am pleased to share some exciting news with you! As our work in schools, workplaces and communities is blossoming, our program team is expanding to support that critical work. We are thrilled to announce the addition of two phenomenal new staff members. Catie Curtis and Joseph Carpenter bring breadth and depth to our program team.
Catie Curtis has been an advocate for LGBTQ rights for the past 25 years, as a well-known out gay singer/songwriter. The honesty with which she expresses her identity has helped others on their own journeys to authenticity, whether related to gender, sexuality or simply accepting oneself wholeheartedly. Through her recorded music, live shows, media appearances, and songwriting workshops, Catie speaks to a wide audience to garner support for and understanding of LGBTQ issues.
For the past five years, Catie has produced over 100 concerts and events to raise awareness and funds for the DC-based non-profit Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Americans United educates, lobbies and litigates to support LGBTQ rights and reproductive freedoms, and to fight faith-based discrimination.
Joseph Carpenter has led outreach efforts in communities of color and low income neighborhoods. In the Worcester area, Joseph coordinated grassroots activities among several non-profit groups to increase voter participation in traditionally underrepresented and marginalized communities. He has worked with middle- and high school-aged students, assisting them in dialogue skills to mediate conflict and differences. Joseph holds a Master’s Degree in Coexistence and Conflict from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He received his B.A. in Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Please join us in welcoming them to the Greater Boston PFLAG family, and we hope you are able to meet them at Pride & Passion on April 27th at the Copley Marriott. http://www.gbpflag.org/prideandpassion/
Valerie K. Frias,