University News

A.P.E.X. Event Series: Claudia Bradshaw

Published: February 13, 2018 | Category: Academics

claudia bradshaw st george pflag lgbtq+On February 22 at 11:30 A.M., SUU’s Premier Event Series: A.P.E.X. will be hosting Claudia
Bradshaw to tell her story “My Journey into a New World.” Bradshaw is a compassionate, fiery,
and loving mother. She is currently the director of the St. George chapter of PFLAG (Parents &
Friends of Lesbians & Gays). She will be sharing her story and answering questions about her
relationship with her son when he came out, and the work she is currently doing. The event will
take place in The Whiting Room in The Hunter Conference Center on SUU’s campus. Please
check www.suu.edu/apex for details about the event. This event is free and open to the public.

Bradshaw’s work is focused on touching the hearts of those who are in need of support. She wishes
to share her story with anyone who is questioning, struggling, or is seeking understanding. Her
story is one of conflict with her LDS faith and understanding of her son’s sexuality. She works as
an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and as a loving mother to all. Bradshaw is currently the director
the St. George chapter of PFLAG and works tirelessly to spread compassion, friendship, support,
and love.

PFLAG began in 1972 with Jeanne Manford with a goal to support families, allies, and people who
are LGTQ+. The organization “…envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.”

The national organization is supported by partners such as Walmart, Major League Baseball, UPS,
Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, and many others.

“There should be no shortage of inclusion and support for those that express unique qualities of their
identity. As SUU grows and continues to develop its inclusion, support, and love for people of all walks
of life, A.P.E.X. is happy to be a part of it. The A.P.E.X. team could not be prouder of the work of
Claudia Bradshaw and we are extremely excited to hear her story!”



Contact Information:
Lynn Vartan, Director of A.P.E.X. Event Series
vartan@suu.edu