While we’re unable to provide in-person support meetings during the coronavirus outbreak, here are a few other ways to find support:
If you need 1-on-1 support
If you can’t attend one of our online meetings, PFLAG Seattle leaders are available to chat as follows:
Facebook Messenger (private): www.facebook.com/PFLAGSeattle
If you feel hopeless, alone or have thoughts of suicide
Crisis Connections (formerly Seattle Crisis Clinic): 866-427-4747 or 911
TrevorLifeline (24 hrs a day, every day): 866-488-7386; text 678-678; chat TheTrevorProject.org/Help
Or please visit pflag.org/hotlines for an up-to-date list of emergency hotline numbers, available nationwide.
If you’re an LGBTQ+ youth looking for social interaction
Connect with other youth on TrevorSpace, The Trevor Project’s safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth.
Or join Q Chat Space to chat with like-minded peers ages 13 to 19 in live chats designed for you & by you, facilitated by folks who care. Find and give support, have fun, connect around shared interests and get good information. Q Chat is a collaboration of PFLAG, Planned Parenthood and CenterLink.
PFLAG Seattle Support Meetings
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.
All meetings occur in church facilities, but PFLAG doesn’t promote any religious beliefs or doctrine. Each church offers space to us as an acknowledgment that they welcome and support the LGBTQ community.
Meeting Times and Locations
2nd Mondays, 7-9 pm
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle 98122
Meeting Room: Fridell Hall
Map & Directions
[Located one block west of the corner of Madison and Broadway. The parking lot is located behind the church at Boylston and Seneca.]
1st Wednesdays, 7-9 pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
99 Wells Ave. S., Renton
Meeting Room: Pritchard Hall
Support Meeting Privacy
Our primary purpose is to provide a comfortable atmosphere of openness where parents, families, friends and LGBT persons can share their experiences with others in order to learn how to support one another with love and pride.
We provide support and encouragement to people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender during the process of “coming out” to their families. Interacting with other parents offers a perspective on what their own parents are experiencing.
We encourage extended family members and friends to join us for support in their learning experience.
We offer full support of human and civil rights for sexual minorities by speaking out and acting whenever necessary to defend their rights.
When attending a meeting, please keep in mind the following:
- What is said in our meetings, as well as the identities of persons attending, is kept confidential.
- Presence at these meetings does not indicate any particular sexual orientation.
- No cameras or tape recorders are allowed at our meetings without prior written consent.
- We ask that all electronics be shut off or put on silent.