This is a common misconception for the few LGBTQ people who have heard of PFLAG. Our support meetings are open to everyone. Members of the LGBTQ+ community are especially welcome because your story of struggle, shame, and discovery of your true self can help non-LGBTQ attendees (parents, family, friends, and allies) understand their LGBTQ loved one(s).
Our members come from all walks of life. We are straight, we are gay/lesbian, and we are bisexual/pansexual. We are transgender/non-binary/gender-fluid. We are moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, children, and allies. We come from large cities and small towns. We live in populated and 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 LGBTQ people, to educate our communities, and stand up for full equal rights and protections for LGBTQ people.
We are a group of parents, families, friends, allies, and LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or pansexual) people. We are a national support, education, and advocacy organization for LGBTQ people. With more than 200,000 members in more than 500 communities across the United States and abroad, PFLAG is the largest grassroots-based family organization of its kind. PFLAG is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is not affiliated with any religious or political institutions.