The Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays or PFLAG will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 21 in the Fellowship Hall at the Unitarian Church, 8470 Goodwood Blvd, according to a news release.

The guest speaker will be Stephen Handwerk, the first openly gay man to serve as executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party.

Handwerk is also a co-chair of National Stonewall Democrats Political Action Committee, an active member of the DNC Relations Committee and chairman of the Personnel Committee . He also was a delegate to the 2008 Democratic Presidential Convention.

Handwerk’s consulting firm,, specializes in political campaign consulting for progressive Louisiana Democrats.

PFLAG is a national organization with a mission is to provide support, education and advocacy for the LGBT community.