WELCOME to the Long Beach, Orange County, and South Orange County Chapters of PFLAG
Wherever you are on your journey, just know that it's ok. It can be a process. We are a safe space to help you on your way.
PFLAG at Pride
At Long Beach's Pride Parade, PFLAG is met with a very warm welcome by the crowd. Many LGBTQ youth have expressed their gratitude to those representing our local chapters by stating things like, "I wish my mom could be as wonderful and supportive as you!" Thanks for continuing to show your lovely faces, friendly smiles, and especially for giving out those needed hugs. LOVE WINS!
Meetings for Support Held Monthly
• OC = 1st Wednesday • LB = 2nd Wednesday • South OC = 3rd Wednesday • Typically 7-9pm • See "Local Chapters" tab for more info
What to Expect at a Chapter Meeting
Hear other people's experiences with and within the LGBTQ community. Share your own or just listen. We offer a warm, caring, confidential, and supportive environment to share our challenges and successes. We come from different backgrounds, and seek to respect our differences while supporting each other in the process. Many of us attend meetings to give back, or pay it forward, for all the help we received when we first attended PFLAG meetings. Remember: "When you stop needing PFLAG, PFLAG starts needing you."
By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through: -Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ -Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ -Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ.