PLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

PFLAG Corvallis-Albany Chapter


"The time has surely come not just to tolerate or even accept, but to celebrate and welcome the presence among us of our gay and lesbian fellow human beings."
Bishop John Shelby Spong
Episcopal Diocese of Newark



WHO ARE WE?

PFLAG is a varied group. Our members include mothers and fathers of gay children as well as other family members and friends. Gay men, lesbians and bi-sexuals are encouraged to participate in our meetings. Everyone is welcome. Ask any questions or share any feelings. You can be sure that some of us have or had the same emotions.

HISTORY of PFLAG

PFLAG of Corvallis / Albany is a local chapter of the international Federation of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The original group called "Parents of Gays" was started in Connecticut by Jeanne and Jules Manford in 1973. They could no longer tolerate the bigotry and hatred suffered by their child and millions of others. Since then, PFLAG groups have been started in nearly every major U.S. city and more recently in many smaller rural areas. These U.S. groups united with PFLAG groups in many countries to form a federation. In September 1993, the federation voted to become a membership organization within which local chapters provide the support and activities for their region.
CONTACT:
PFLAG Corvallis-Albany
P.O. Box 544
Corvallis OR 97339
541-782-8829
pflagcorvallisalbany@gmail.com
MEETING:
Usually meets the 4th Monday
of each Month.
Fellowship and library perusal at 6:40 PM
Meeting at 7:00 PM
See our BLOG

Visit the National PFLAG site to find other chapters

Education

We provide bi-monthly education programs at our meetings through guest speakers and videos to become better informed on the issues of sexual orientation. We also educate our communities through panel presentations, guest speakers, our quarterly newsletter and sharing one-to-one our knowledge and experience.

Support

When parents feel confused, angry or guilty about their child's sexual orientation, they can ask questions, gain information and comfort from the strength of other parents. We focus on support issues every other month.

Advocacy

PFLAG works to end discrimination against our friends and family members by working for laws that end bigotry and hatred, by participating in local civil rights campaigns and by actively speaking out at events in our local communities.


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