PFLAG Seattle provides an opportunity for dialogue around sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. We meet every month as a support group. In these groups every individual is at a different stage in the journey to understand the nature of sexual orientation and gender identity. We share our experiences, what we have suffered or enjoyed, and what we have learned.
We all have LGBTQ friends and acquaintances. In some cases we don’t even know who they are, and when we do find out, we may not know how to respond. Those who have attended support meetings, in Seattle or Renton, are pleased to discover that each and every one of us, straight or gay, goes through almost the same steps as we better understand each other.
For LGBTQ+ People
Regardless of how you identify in terms of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, PFLAG is here to support you and your family in your journey of discovery.
PFLAG started with families. For more than 40 years, we have been providing peer-to-peer support, publications, toolkits, and other resources to make sure that the family members of people who are LGBTQ get the support they need in the way that best serves their needs. This allows families to then further support, affirm, and advocate on behalf of their LGBTQ loved ones.
Whether you have a close friend who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender-expansive, or queer (LGBTQ), or don’t know someone personally but want to learn more about what it means to be an ally, PFLAG is here to support you on your ally journey.
PFLAG Seattle hosts three support meetings in the greater Seattle area – Capitol Hill, North Seattle and Renton. Each support meeting is coordinated by a volunteer who may schedule speakers or topics for a particular meeting. When available, the topics and speakers will be posted on our Events Calendar.
A typical meeting consists of a topic discussion or presentation followed by breakout sessions where everyone is given an opportunity to share their current situation or experience. Materials such as pamphlets and brochures are available at each meeting as well as lending library requests.
Our confidential Helpline is often the first contact someone in need has with PFLAG Seattle. Our volunteers can provide information about support meetings, referrals to local organizations and resources, or coordinate requests for a PFLAG speaker or information table for events.
Call (206) 325-7724 to leave a message, and a PFLAG Seattle volunteer will return your call as soon as possible.