PFLAG is a national organization that started in 1972, and has since opened affiliate chapters in more than 460 communities across America. PFLAG stands for Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (and also includes and supports bisexual and transgendered individuals.)
PFLAG’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons (referred to on this site as the GLBT community), and their families and friends.
PFLAG works to fulfill this mission through:
- Support to cope with an adverse society.
- Community involvement to build understanding.
- Education to enlighten the public and dispel stereotypes.
- Advocacy to end discrimination and ensure equal civil rights.
PFLAG provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual/affectional orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.