Earlier this month the Twin Cities chapter of PFLAG had their final meeting. PFLAG is one the longest serving support groups for the LGBTQ+ community and they will be missed. Thankfully they have many other chapters around the state and the country.
I was happy to hear that a support group for parents of transgender children will continue to meet as a separate group.
PFLAG was the first support organization I heard of when I was growing up. I attended their meetings a few years ago and found it was a wonderful, supportive, and inclusive community.
So, what is PFLAG? Their mission is uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The Twin Cities chapter meets on Tuesdays (please check their website for specific dates and times) at Union Congregational Church and has two scheduled events this month:
-The May 15th meeting and support groups will feature a speaker from Transforming Families. I’ve been a guest speaker at previous meetings for Transforming Families and I think this is a wonderful organization.
-The June 19th meeting will be their traditional annual Signs of Pride party. Please join them for a relaxed and informal evening of chatting and making signs that you (or someone else) can carry in the Pride Parade in Minneapolis the following weekend.