PFLAG stands for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The National organization of PFLAG is the largest grassroots-based family organization of its kind, with 200,000 members and supporters, and local affiliates in more than 350 communities across the U.S. and abroad. It is a national support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies. PFLAG is a non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any religious or political institutions.
As a small rural chapter of PFLAG, we in the Floyd community welcome your participation in whatever positive ways you are able to involve yourself.
Floyd PFLAG is committed to:
Providing a supportive, loving environment for all members of our community, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
Creating and environment of safety and acceptance for those who have experienced discrimination or who have felt marginalized.
Educating families and communities on sexual orientation, gender identity and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) issues.
Supporting LGBT people, their familiar and their friends through helplines, support group meetings and a variety of resources.
True respect, which has everything to do with feeling real connections to one another.
PFLAG members are:
Gay, straight, bisexual and transgender.
We come from all walks of life,
We are moms and dads, 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 and all faith traditions.
We are disabled. We are youth and we are elderly.
We are people who believe that respect, dignity and equality are due to all people as the tools that allow us to reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively.
Our membership and our leadership are diverse, but what we have in common is our commitment to grow beyond false and harmful perceptions of LGBT people, to educate our communities and to stand up for full equal rights and protections for LGBT people.