About Us

 
WHAT IS PFLAG?
 
"PFLAG" is Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.  We are a national support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies. With 200,000 members and supporters, and local affiliates in more than 500 communities across the U.S. and abroad, PFLAG is the largest grassroots-based family organization of its kind. PFLAG is an IRC 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any religious or political institutions.
 

WHAT DOES PFLAG DO?

PFLAG supports LGBT people, their families and friends locally and nationally by providing PFLAG chapter helplines, support group meetings and resources.  PFLAG also educates families and communities on sexual orientation, gender identity and LGBT issues.  Local PFLAG chapters educate their communities through a variety of projects while PFLAG National continues to provide fair and accurate information about LGBT people, their loved ones, and the unique challenges they face.  PFLAG also advocates for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on local, state, and national levels.


HOW CAN I BECOME INVOLVED?
 
Everyone who shares PFLAG's vision is welcome to join us in our work.  You can join PFLAG as a chapter member through our local PFLAGMaryville Chapter, a local chapter in your community or as an at-large member through PFLAG National.  Your financial support makes PFLAG's work possible.  As a chapter member you can also become engaged in the vital work of providing support, education and advocacy in your community.  Even if you're not sure that you need PFLAG......remember that PFLAG NEEDS YOU!
  
 
WHEN DOES PFLAGMARVILLE MEET?
 
PFLAG Maryville meets the first Thursday of each month beginning in September and running through May.  There are no regularly scheduled meetings for the months of June, July or August.