The first PFLAG meeting was held on March 11, 1973 in New York City and was attended by about 20 people who wanted to support their gay children and family members. PFLAG's overall mission is to provide support, education and advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ+ Community, their parents, families, friends and allies.
Initially the acronym "PFLAG" stood for "parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays". They have expanded their umbrella over the years to include the broader spectrum of gender identity, including bisexual, transgender, asexual, gender fluid, and those who are questioning their sexual orientation.
Since that first meeting 50 years ago, PFLAG has grown to approximately 300,000 members and supporters with about 375 local chapters throughout the USA.
PFLAG SEDONA/VERDE VALLEY is one of those local chapters and was founded in July of 2011 by Susan Hughes. They are a safe, welcoming and affirming group that meets "because we love and care about members of this community". Check out their Website at PFLAGSedona.org
* To provide a support system for families and friends of LGBTQIA+ persons in their effort to understand, accept and support their loved ones with pride.
* To provide education for individuals and the community at large on the nature of being LGBTQIA+
* To support the full human and civil rights of LGBQTIA+ persons
* Speak out and act whenever necessary to defend and enhance those human and civil rights.
PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley provides support in a confidential setting at our monthly meetings. One of their primary objectives is to maintain families in loving relationships. They challenge any concept of traditional family values that excludes LGBTQ+ loved ones and further aim to promote the understanding of LGBTQ+ people as healthy, normal, responsible, productive, loving and caring human beings.
They educate their community to promote greater acceptance and respect for LGBTQ+ persons.
They advocate in a grassroots fashion for equal rights—not special rights—for their relatives and friends.
During the pandemic, PFLAG Sedona/VV began meeting by Zoom which has allowed the group to remain a consistent support for Northern Arizona. This year they offer both and In Person and Zoom option!
PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley meets every 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 pm
In Person- Sedona Library at 3250 White Bear Road in Sedona Click here for map
Join Zoom Meeting
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