Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 350 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG National Office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.
Carole Benowitz is the President of our local chapter, as well as the State Coordinator for Florida.
Meetings are typically a "round-circle" support group with occassional guest speakers.
All are welcome to our meetings where your privacy is respected!
What is PFLAG?
PFLAG is the nation's largest organization uniting people who are LGBTQ with parents, families, friends and allies. With 200,000 memers and supporters, and local affiliates in moore than 350 communities across the U.S. and abroad, PFLAG is the largest grass-roots based organization of its kind. PFLAG is a non-profit organnization and is ot affiliated with any religious or political institutions.
What does PFLAG do?
PFLAG supports people who are LGBTQ, their families, friends and allies both locally and nationally, providing PFLAG chapter support group meetings and resources. PFLAG also educates families and communities on sexual orientation, gender identity and LGBTQ issues. Local PFLAG chapters educate their communities through a variety of projects while PFLAG national continues to provide fair and accurate infpeople, their families and friends locally and nationally by providing PFLAG chapter helplines, support group meetings and resourormation about LGBTQ people, their loved ones, and the unique challenges they face. PFLAG also advocates for equal rights for people who are LGBTQ on local, state, and national levels.
Who are PFLAG members?
Our members come from all walks of life. We are straight, we are gay, we are bi, trans and queer. We are parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, children and allies. We come from large cities and small towns. We live in rural areas. We are people of color. We come from all economic backgrounds. We come from all faith traditions. We are disabled. We are youth and we are elderly. We are progressive and conservative and everything in between. Our members and our leadership are diverse, but what we have in common is our commitment to grow beyond false and harmful perceptions of LGBTQ people, to educate our communities, and to stand up for full equal rights and societal affirmation for LGBTQ people.
Where is PFLAG?
Everyone who shares PFLAG's vision is welcome to join us in our work. You can join as a member of our local chapter: PFLAG Palm Beach. Your financial support makes PFLAG's work possible. As a chapter member you can also become engaged in the vital work of providing support, education adn advocacy in our community. Even if your not sure that you need PFLAG, remember that PFLAG NEEDS YOU!
PFLAG Palm Beach holds its general meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month at Temple Shaarei Shalom in Boynton Beach.
We also hold a meeting on the second Wednesday of the month at COMPASS in Lake Worth. This meeting is to support the parents, family, friends and allies of those who participate in the COMPASS Youth Group.