There are many ways to get involved with Metro DC PFLAG

Metro DC PFLAG has been working to break down barriers and dispel harmful myths about the LGBTQ community since its founding. We have many ways for you to join with us to advocate on behalf of the community.

Since 2002, Metro DC PFLAG has been at the forefront of local advocacy for LGBTQ students in our public schools and in the struggles for civil marriage equality and anti-discrimination laws. You can read about our successful efforts in Montgomery County Public Schools by following these links:

Recap and Resources: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Matters in the Montgomery County Public Schools

Successful Public School LGTB Curriculum Advocacy

We continue to work with families in the Montgomery County school system and in similar efforts in the metropolitan area and welcome your involvement. If you are interested in advocacy, please contact David S. Fishback.

Metro DC PFLAG also advocates for an LGBTQ+ curriculum in the DC area. You can read more about it here:

Making history: teaching of LGBT+ rights gains momentum in United States 

To hear more about how you can become involved with Metro DC PFLAG, follow the links below.

Educating lawmakers and policymakers is a critical component of our mission. Chapter members testify at public hearings and communicate personally with political and community leaders to increase support for LGBTQ-friendly policies, services, workplaces, and learning environments.

Educating the Public

Our Speaker's Bureau sends volunteers to businesses, civic meetings, academic settings, and government offices to promote understanding, awareness, and nurturance of the LGBTQ community.

Attendance at community events and volunteering with community groups to create and execute public awareness campaigns can help us reach out to the general public to dispel myths about LGBTQ people, increase awareness, and promote acceptance.


As an organization that is run by and relies on volunteers, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with community support groups, outreach, and events and fundraising, to name a few. Check out our volunteer page for more information and email us with questions or to begin volunteering.