Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Charlotte (PFLAG Charlotte), is a local non-profit 501(c)3 organization. PFLAG Charlotte, founded in 1987, is an official chapter of PFLAG National- a national organization of parents, families, friends and allies united with LGBTQ people to advance equality and to promote a world that is safe and inclusive for our LGBTQ family members and friends.
Karma yoga (Sanskrit: कर्म योग), (also known as Buddhi Yoga) or the “discipline of action” is based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Sanskrit scripture of Hinduism. Of the four paths to realization, Karma Yoga is the science of achieving perfection in action. Selfless action and service to others are emphasized in this type of yoga. Karma Yoga is selfless service unto humanity. If you have a favorite charity, that you would like to see Be Yoga feature, please email Michelle Seymour, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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There’s always something magical about the start of a new year. We each have a “fresh start”, and an opportunity to make changes that support growth and gratitude by leveraging the unique energy of the beginning of a new year. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or coming to your mat for the first time ever this month, there is always something new to learn and explore in your practice. So welcome to a new year at Be Yoga! We’re excited to start off another new year of our karma yoga program Be Good. Every 2 months we will make a difference for a non-profit charity or cause, and this year we are starting out by partnering with a local effort that is working tirelessly to advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and adults. In January and February we are partnering with Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Charlotte (PFLAG Charlotte), a local non-profit 501(c)3 organization. PFLAG Charlotte, founded in 1987, is an official chapter of PFLAG National- a national organization of parents, families, friends and allies united with LGBTQ people to advance equality and to promote a world that is safe and inclusive for our LGBTQ family members and friends.
PFLAG Charlotte’s mission is to create a better future for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and adults through a partnership of parents, caregivers, allies, and LGBT people. PFLAG Charlotte provides services to Charlotte families, schools, corporations, and the larger community in order to increase understanding and acceptance of LGBT people. Their programs consist of:
• Support Services – preserving relationships within families when someone comes out as LGBT and supporting LGBT individuals whose families are not accepting
• Corporate & Community Outreach – promoting an inclusive society through diversity education programs at corporations and businesses, community groups, religious institutions, and other organizations
• Advocacy – advocating for LGBT equality and civil rights both locally and statewide
This organization’s unique voice has helped thousands by making schools safer, keeping families stronger, improving the workplace, and educating the general public. PFLAG Charlotte offers a monthly support group meeting every 2nd Monday evening from 6:30-8pm at Time Out Youth. Thanks to organizations like PFLAG Charlotte, we are getting closer towards a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
For more information, here is the website where you can learn more about PFLAG Charlotte and how they are making a difference – http://pflagcharlotte.org/
Maybe you are inspired to support PFLAG Charlotte – want to know how you can help? Here’s how you can get involved:
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Volunteer –There are several ways to give your time to help PFLAG Charlotte. If you’d like to help out and contribute please fill out this form on their website – http://pflagcharlotte.org/contact-us
It feels good to Be Good!