We learn from and support one another
With lifetimes of myths and misinformation about homosexuality, many people don’t know where to turn when they find out a family member or friend is gay, or they finally acknowledge that they are gay.
PFLAG’s hundreds of affiliates nationwide provide direct support to people needing answers to their questions. Confidential support group meetings offer a non-judgmental outlet for feelings and a place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to realize they are not alone in those feelings.
Meetings are places to learn the truth about being gay or about gay people – through speakers, films, video presentations and ongoing discussions. Those who initially come for help ultimately become those who help others.
We inform and educate our communities
Making a safer world for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their family members and friends means dispelling negative myths society has endorsed and communicating the truth about our families and friends:
- In public forums
- At schools and churches
- At city council meetings
- In private homes
- At state and national government offices, legislatures and Congress
The Facts Are In
- There are many sexualities and homosexuality, bisexuality, and heterosexuality are all “normal.”
- Sexual orientation is not a learned human trait, hate is.
- Sexual orientation is like skin or eye color and cannot be changed.
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexed people become aware of their sexuality over time and for some beginning as early as 5 or 6 years of age.