Mission Statement:

 

PFLAG Portland, Maine offers compassionate peer support to the parents, families and friends of, and including, LGBTQ individuals through group discussion, education, advocacy and creating connections to community resources.

 

Our chapter reflects the values of PFLAG National:

 

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through:

 

SUPPORT: to cope with an evolving society

EDUCATION: to enlighten and inform the public

ADVOCACY: to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights

 

PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. 

 

 

PFLAG History

 

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 PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regionl Directors.

 

Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original ally organization.  Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy.

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