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PFLAG Sacramento

Founded in 1982, the Sacramento Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons, their families and friends through:
  • Support, to cope with an adverse society;
  • Education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and
  • Advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure civil rights.

Trans Families SacramentoPFLAG Sacramento meets jointly with Trans Families Sacramento, a group of transgender families in the Sacramento area, which includes trans-parents (transgender parents), parents with transgender children, spouses and families. Trans Families Sacramento represents a range of transgender expression and sexuality. In our struggles to raise our children the best we can, we have felt the need for support to maintain strong transgender family values. We have come together to give each other the support we could only find with other transgender families.

PFLAG Sacramento Calendar

PFLAG Support Groups Meet Monthly in Sacramento and Elk Grove
  • The PFLAG Sacramento support group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm.
  • The PFLAG Elk Grove support group meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
The PFLAG Sacramento support group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 - 9:30 P.M. at Saint Mark's United Methodist Church, 2391 Saint Mark's Way, Sacramento CA 95864 on the second floor of the Education Building. It is located at the corner of Saint Mark's Way and Lusk Drive, behind Country Club Plaza, near the Southeast intersection of Watt Avenue & El Camino Avenue.  Access is through the parking lot on Lusk Drive.
The PFLAG Elk Grove support group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at 
the Elk Grove United Methodist Church, 8986 Elk Grove Blvd (in Old Town), Elk Grove, CA.  Child care is available at this meeting.

Directions to PFLAG Sacramento Meetings

Directions to PFLAG Elk Grove Meetings

Our resource library features an extensive collection of books, video materials and literature that are available for loan at these meetings.  A few of our recent acquisitions are The Transgender ChildOutrage - The Movie, and Doin' Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House.

Our meetings begin with some announcements, a short program or presentation, then break into one or two support groups in order to share, learn, and to give and get support on matters of sexual orientation and gender identity. Besides any scheduled program, we always welcome those seeking help with specific issues.

Our meetings are open to all families, friends, allies and members of the LGBT community who are seeking information, wondering what to do, all in keeping with the idea that what is said here, stays here. Please join us, there is no cost to attend and membership is not required.

Although membership is not required to attend our meetings, member dues help make it possible for us to strengthen and expand our unique programs of support, education and advocacy.  If you would like to join our mission, we welcome you as a paid member.  Please click on this link for more details and a membership application.

Application Deadline May 31 each year

PFLAG Sacramento awards $1,000 scholarships each spring. Known as the Follansbee Scholarship (named for PFLAG Sacramento chapter founders The Rev. and Mrs. Merrill Follansbee), this scholarship is for LGBTQI college freshmen and graduating high school seniors from the Sacramento area who will be attending college in the fall.  
Click on this link for information and an application.
Business Sponsorship

PFLAG Sacramento seeks sponsorship from community businesses to assist with our outreach programs and our Follansbee Scholarship Fund, awarded annually to local college-bound students.  For an annual contribution to PFLAG Sacramento starting at $100, we will gladly provide you a certificate of sponsorship suitable for framing and recognize your support by displaying your company name/logo with web link on our website home page (we receive an average of 7,200 page views from web visitors annually).  Please contact us online or call Pam Whiteley at (916) 978-0410 or click on this link for more information and an application.  Thanks in advance for your support!

Administrator PFLAG Sacramento,
Feb 25, 2010, 4:35 PM
Administrator PFLAG Sacramento,
Mar 18, 2014, 11:41 PM