How did PFLAG create such massive change in family values and LGBTQIA life in less than half a century?
One interaction at a time. One family at a time. One chapter at a time.
It is impossible to overstate the impact of one parent or family member listening to, seeking help from, and offering love and acceptance to another. In a culture steeped in denial about massive inequalities and the depression and hopelessness they engender, PFLAG creates tiny moments of truth and hope among people whose love for their LGBTQ family members and friends sometimes comes into conflict with established authorities in their lives—whether it be religious institutions, employers, or government actors including police, courts, or family services, educators, coaches, doctors, or extended family.
These moments of honesty, grief, acceptance, and love propel PFLAGers through seemingly impossible dilemmas and family fractures.
We cannot estimate the number of LGBTQIA lives that have been saved through these exchanges in PFLAG meetings; we cannot count the legions of community leaders that have sprung into action. But just as Jeanne and her family knew 45 years ago, we know that these number in the tens of thousands. We know that seemingly “small” interactions catalyze monumental changes in our families, lives, communities, and institutions over time.top
- President – Chris Barry
- Vice President – Scott Bosley
- Secretary – Beth Robinson
- Treasurer – Ellen Woods
- Activities Coordinator – Kim Barry
We have a PFLAG group that meets the first Wednesday of every month at 8- 9:30 PM.
There is a Trans Parent support group that meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every Month from 7:30-9 PM.
You are free to discuss any issues or concerns. All meetings are confidential.
Rockland Pride also has support groups.