We learn from and support one another
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 our LGBTQ+ loved ones and ourselves – 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 LGBTQ+ 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 and gender identity is not a learned human trait, hate is.
- 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.