Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Originally the letters of PFLAG stood for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Now PFLAG encompasses those two groups and also serves as a source for information and support for our LGBTQ community.
Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
PFLAG 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.
By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through:
Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ
Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ
Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ
Washington County PFLAG meets here at Bethel every third Thursday of the month.
7:00-7:50 p.m. Guest presenter
8:00-9:00 p.m. Sharing and support circle