If not, you may wonder what actually happens at our chapter support meetings. Do you have to talk? Do you have to announce that you are gay, lesbian, or transgendered - or that your son or daughter or sibling or parent is gay? Do you have to become a member, sign up for a committee, or march in the next Gay Pride Parade? Will we ask you for money?
In fact, there is no pressure to speak up, or reveal anything beyond your own comfort level at our meetings. There is no pressure to become a PFLAG activist unless it's something that you really are ready for and want to do. You can receive the PFLAG newsletter free for three months - only if you ask to - before deciding if you want to join PFLAG. We never share our membership list with any other organization.
We are there to provide support for those in need. You'll find us a diverse, very friendly and sympathetic group with a variety of experiences. We were once in your shoes, and approached our first PFLAG meeting with trepidation. As parents, friends, and/or GLBT people, we now share our journeys and learn from each other. Some of our stories may be helpful to you in sorting out your own conflicting and painful feelings. Our programs may give you helpful information and new insights.
We are also there to celebrate your successes, and to help galvanize you into action when you are ready to take an active role in making our world a safer and healthier place for all our families. So don't be shy - please join us! You'll be glad you did, and we will be, too!