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About PFLAG

  
PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 350 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors. Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original ally organization.

    Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy.


   Now in its 40th anniversary year, PFLAG has over 350 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states.


What is PFLAG?


"PFLAG" is Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. We are a national support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies. With 200,000 members and supporters, and local affiliates in more than 350 communities across the U.S. and abroad, PFLAG is the largest grassroots-based family organization of its kind. PFLAG is a non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any religious or political institutions.

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What does PFLAG do?

PFLAG supports the families and friends of LGBT people, and LGBT people locally and nationally by providing PFLAG chapter helplines, support group meetings and resources. PFLAG also educates families and communities on sexual
orientation, gender identity and LGBT issues. Local PFLAG chapters educate their communities through a variety of projects while PFLAG National continues to provide fair and accurate information about LGBT people, their loved ones, and the unique challenges they face. PFLAG also advocates for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on local, state, and national levels.

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What are PFLAG's top priorities?


As an organization that believes that change happens on the grassroots level in local communities, it is PFLAG's number one priority to support the work of local affiliates.  We do this by providing affiliates with nationally produced resources and the guidance, time and expertise of our national staff. PFLAG's top priorities also include working for safe schools for all students and working to build and support models of inclusion to make PFLAG and our work relevant for all diverse communities. PFLAG works to ensure equal civil rights and protections for LGBT people and works to help make faith communities more welcoming.

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Where is PFLAG?


PFLAG's National headquarters is located in downtown Washington, D.C. Here the staff of the PFLAG National Office work to support and facilitate the work of PFLAG's affiliate network and to be a national family voice for the LGBT movement. PFLAG affiliates are located in all 50 states and abroad.

St. Joseph, Missouri's PFLAG is located at First Christian Church at 10th & Faraon.

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When was PFLAG started?


PFLAG's first meeting was held in 1973. By 1979 PFLAG chapters had formed across the country. In 1981 PFLAG became the Federation of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and in 1982 PFLAG became incorporated as a national organization.

St. Joseph, Missouri's PFLAG Chapter started June 26, 2013.

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Who are PFLAG's members?

Our members come from all walks of life. We are straight, we are gay and we are bisexual. We are transgender. We are moms and dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, children and allies. We come from large cities and small towns.  We live in rural areas. We are people of color. We come from all economic backgrounds. We come from all faith traditions. We are disabled. We are youth and we are elderly. Our membership and our leadership are diverse, but what we have in common is our commitment to grow beyond false and harmful perceptions of LGBT people, to educate our communities, and to stand up for full equal rights and protections for LGBT people.


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How can I get involved in PFLAG?

Everyone who shares PFLAG's vision is welcome to join us in our work. You can join PFLAGas a chapter member through your local affiliate or as an at-large member through our National Office. Your financial support makes PFLAG's work possible. As a chapter member you can also become engaged in the vital work of providing support, education and advocacy in your community. Even if you're not sure that you need PFLAG, remember that PFLAG NEEDS YOU!


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Meeting Every 3rd Monday 6:30 at First Christian Church 10th & Faraon
About PFLAG

  
PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 350 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors. Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original ally organization.

    Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy.


   Now in its 40th anniversary year, PFLAG has over 350 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states.


What is PFLAG?


"PFLAG" is Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. We are a national support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies. With 200,000 members and supporters, and local affiliates in more than 350 communities across the U.S. and abroad, PFLAG is the largest grassroots-based family organization of its kind. PFLAG is a non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any religious or political institutions.

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What does PFLAG do?

PFLAG supports the families and friends of LGBT people, and LGBT people locally and nationally by providing PFLAG chapter helplines, support group meetings and resources. PFLAG also educates families and communities on sexual
orientation, gender identity and LGBT issues. Local PFLAG chapters educate their communities through a variety of projects while PFLAG National continues to provide fair and accurate information about LGBT people, their loved ones, and the unique challenges they face. PFLAG also advocates for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on local, state, and national levels.

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What are PFLAG's top priorities?


As an organization that believes that change happens on the grassroots level in local communities, it is PFLAG's number one priority to support the work of local affiliates.  We do this by providing affiliates with nationally produced resources and the guidance, time and expertise of our national staff. PFLAG's top priorities also include working for safe schools for all students and working to build and support models of inclusion to make PFLAG and our work relevant for all diverse communities. PFLAG works to ensure equal civil rights and protections for LGBT people and works to help make faith communities more welcoming.

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Where is PFLAG?


PFLAG's National headquarters is located in downtown Washington, D.C. Here the staff of the PFLAG National Office work to support and facilitate the work of PFLAG's affiliate network and to be a national family voice for the LGBT movement. PFLAG affiliates are located in all 50 states and abroad.

St. Joseph, Missouri's PFLAG is located at First Christian Church at 10th & Faraon.

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When was PFLAG started?


PFLAG's first meeting was held in 1973. By 1979 PFLAG chapters had formed across the country. In 1981 PFLAG became the Federation of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and in 1982 PFLAG became incorporated as a national organization.

St. Joseph, Missouri's PFLAG Chapter started June 26, 2013.

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Who are PFLAG's members?

Our members come from all walks of life. We are straight, we are gay and we are bisexual. We are transgender. We are moms and dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, children and allies. We come from large cities and small towns.  We live in rural areas. We are people of color. We come from all economic backgrounds. We come from all faith traditions. We are disabled. We are youth and we are elderly. Our membership and our leadership are diverse, but what we have in common is our commitment to grow beyond false and harmful perceptions of LGBT people, to educate our communities, and to stand up for full equal rights and protections for LGBT people.


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How can I get involved in PFLAG?

Everyone who shares PFLAG's vision is welcome to join us in our work. You can join PFLAGas a chapter member through your local affiliate or as an at-large member through our National Office. Your financial support makes PFLAG's work possible. As a chapter member you can also become engaged in the vital work of providing support, education and advocacy in your community. Even if you're not sure that you need PFLAG, remember that PFLAG NEEDS YOU!


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Meetings every 3rd Monday at 6:30 at First Christian Church
About PFLAG

  
PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 350 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors. Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original ally organization.

    Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy.


   Now in its 40th anniversary year, PFLAG has over 350 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states.