When Jeanne Manford marched with her son, Morty, in New York City’s Gay Pride parade in 1972, her sign read, “Parents of Gays Unite in Support for Our Children.” A year later, 20 people attended what would be the first PFLAG support meeting.
Since that time, the meaning of “support” for PFLAG has grown to include more people than just parents. PFLAG’s support efforts provide encouragement and resources to parents, families, friends, as well as LGBT people themselves. In more recent years, we’ve added special outreach programs for transgender people and their loved ones and straight spouses of LGBT individuals.
Included here are several resources that can help you find the support that you need. For more personalized support services, contact one of the more than 500 PFLAG chapters across the United States today.
Find a PFLAG chapter: PFLAG chapters exist in every state. Find the one near you. Or check out the interactive PFLAG Chapter Map to see where your nearest chapter is located.
Get tips for the holidays. Stressed out about how to handle being out with your family? Help is available here!
NEW! Submit your story to the PFLAG Family Story Center: You’re not alone. Find our how your story can help other families to get a better understanding about the coming out process and how PFLAG can help.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About LGBT People: Want to learn the basics? Here’s where to start.
What do these words mean?: Here are explanations of some of the terms that you'll see on these pages.
Support for Families and Friends: Get helpful information for when you learn that someone your love or care about is LGB or T.
Support for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual people: Find information on how to come out to your family and friends, as well as a special feature on coming out during the holidays.
Support for Transgender People: Learn more about PFLAG’s Transgender Network (TNET) and the resources it offers.
Support for Straight Spouses: The Straight Spouse Network specializes in providing support for individuals married to LGBT people.
Information for Straight Allies: Have you already gone through the coming out process with your LGBT friend or family member and want to learn other ways to support them? PFLAG has the answers here.
Resources and Links: Learn more about PFLAG’s other programs that can help in the coming out process and beyond as well as books and films to learn more about LGBT issues.