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:

Support discussions

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

For a list of community groups in the metropolitan DC area, click here.

For information about meeting times and places, facilitators and contacts, see the events page for individual community group listings by month.