Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies
United With LGBTQ People To
Move Equality Forward!
If you’re here, then you have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ+) relative or friend who needs your support. You’ve come to the right place.
When someone makes the decision to come out to you the first thing to know is that this means they trust you and want you to be a part of this very important and intimate aspect of their life. It is an act of love, respect and trust to come out to someone, and likewise it should be reciprocated with love, respect, and trust.
The PFLAG Princeton chapter is focused on supporting family members and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. We hold monthly meetings where attendees have the opportunity to share their experiences, feelings, and challenges in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. Some participants are looking to get better educated, some are working to come to terms with their loved one’s sexuality, and some have an LGBTQ+ friend or family member and want to be better able to support, understand, or relate to this aspect of their loved one’s life.
Those whose loved ones have been out for years and are living healthily and happily as proud LGBTQ+ people come to our meetings. They sit next to and share with people whose loved ones came out maybe just the week before, and may feel lost, confused, and not sure where to go or what to do next. PFLAG can be a treasure trove of resources for those who need a little guidance, or just want to share.
Through this website and at our meetings you will find a wealth of information on LGBTQ+ issues, as well as some information on what you can do to help support your loved one and educate yourself, as well as some general information on our meetings and programs.
What is PFLAG?
PFLAG – the nation’s largest family-based group of its kind – began in 1972, when a courageous mother marched with her gay son in New York City’s gay pride parade. Her single voice – calling on society to treat all of its citizens equally and with dignity – sparked a national movement. Since then, tens of thousands of ordinary Americans have joined forces as PFLAG. Known originally as “Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays” it now is known just as PFLAG (“p-flag”) and is focused on all aspects of LGBTQ+ support and rights. PFLAG has nearly 400 chapters in the United States and over 200,000 members.
The PFLAG Princeton chapter was formed in 1999.