ABOUT METRO DC PFLAG

Our Mission

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promote the equality and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends through:

  • Support to cope with an adverse society
  • Education to enlighten an ill-informed public
  • Advocacy to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights.

PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Keeping families together is the mission of PFLAG. Our family values stress education, understanding, acceptance, and support, but most of all love, thereby empowering our children — straight and gay — to lead happy and productive lives.

Our Vision

We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision

We are:

  • Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, children, spouses, and friends of gay persons
  • Straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons

And We Are:

  • A non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) corporation
  • Not affiliated with any ethnic, religious, economic, or political group
  • A volunteer, local, community-based group
  • A membership organization open to anyone and everyone who supports our mission

And We Also Are:

  • 29 years old and have more than 900 members and supporters
  • A chapter of the national Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays organization (over 200,000 members and supporters in almost 500 communities across the United States and abroad)