Metro DC PFLAG Supports You and Your Community
In the metropolitan DC area, there are a large number of groups available for parents, friends, and allies of the LGBTQ community. Groups for youth and trans people can also be found here.
What can you expect at a community meeting?
There will be people who are at differing stages in their understanding, acceptance, and support of their LGBT loved ones. You can expect to meet people who have developed meaningful friendships through their attendance at monthly Metro DC PFLAG meetings. And you can expect to be warmly welcomed.
Meetings are usually kept to an hour to an hour-and-a-half and agendas vary month to month and group to group but usually include:
Educational activity such as a guest speaker, panel discussion or topic of the month
Discussion of advocacy efforts in the local community on behalf of LGBTQ friends and family members
Groups of 10-12 people which are lead by trained facilitators
Conversations with the groups considered confidential and not discussed beyond the room
Refreshments and social time
Who should attend?
A lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person thinking about coming out of the closet or struggling with their sexuality
A parent or family member of someone who has recently come out to you
The parent of an LGBT child who wants to support someone else who is going through the same experience
The parent or family member who fully accepts their LGBT loved one and wants to learn more about how to be a supportive ally
An out and proud lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person who wants to support and educate other LGBT people and their families