PFLAG SACRAMENTO WELCOMES YOU
We celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Only with respect, dignity, and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively.
Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.
PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, and acts to create a society healthy and respectful of human diversity.
WHAT WE DO
Advocacy is a big part of the mission of PFLAG National, with members and supporters working to achieve LGBTQ equality through changing hearts, minds, and laws. PFLAG works at the community level, at the city and state level, and at the federal level to effect change so that people who are LGBTQ are safe and equal in their communities. One Voice Can Change the World: The PFLAG National Policy Guide and Advocacy Toolkit teaches about advocacy methods, ways to lobby, and PFLAG’s legislative priorities. This publication will also help you feel confident as you meet with your legislators, go to town halls, plan chapter events, advocate through social media, and more. Click here to take action.
PFLAG FOLLANSBEE-HANSEN SCHOLARSHIPS
PFLAG Sacramento awards scholarships of $1,500+ each spring. The Follansbee-Hansen Scholarship is named after our chapter founders: Rev. and Mrs. Merrill Follansbee, and Jean Hansen. This scholarship is awarded to select individuals from the Sacramento region, wanting to attend a higher learning institution, including college, university, vocational and technical schools.. Applicants must identify as an LGBTQ+ individual.
Application submissions are now open. Last day to apply is May 31, 2022. To view this year's recipients, please visit our Scholarships tab. If you have questions, send e-mail to email@example.com
OUR IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE BACK!
Please visit our monthly in-person confidential support group meetings. For now, masks are required and we strongly recommend being Covid-19 vaccinated. Hand sanitizers will be available and social distancing will be practiced.
Our Elk Grove 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, Elk Grove, CA 95624.
Our Sacramento group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:00 pm at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2391 Saint Mark's Way, Sacramento CA 95864 on the second floor of the Education Building.
Our monthly Zoom meetings will continue on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 pm. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request log-in information,
Our meetings are open to all families, friends, allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community 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. Membership is not required.
In addition to our regular meetings, we support our local LGBTQ communities and organizations that serve LGBTQ+ youth and families, by sponsoring events from:
OUTREACH & EDUCATION
TABLING AT EVENTS
Throughout the year, PFLAG members are invited to attend events (festivals, fairs, banquets, etc.) in order to provide resources on supporting the LGBTQ+ communities. Our pamphlets and brochures come directly from PFLAG National. We invite you to join us and volunteer at these tabling events. Please email email@example.com.
Our Speakers Panel is available to lead conversations for students & their families, faith-based organizations, conferences or at other events. The power of story-telling allows the audience to better understand and ask any question. If you are interested in sharing your story, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our resource library features an extensive collection of books, video materials and literature that are available for loan at meetings. A few of our recent acquisitions are The Transgender Child, Outrage - The Movie, and Doin' Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House.
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."
BECOME A MEMBER
A membership at PFLAG Sacramento extends a helping hand to families who have LGBTQ+ members, provides educational materials for families and the public, and offers a family voice that stands for equality and justice for all human beings. You can join at any time of the year. The membership year extends from October 1 to September 30. You can choose from 3 different membership levels, Student ($20), Individual ($40), and Family ($50). All major credit cards accepted, including PayPal.
MAKE A DONATION
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making PFLAG Sacramento a stronger advocate and voice for our LGBTQ+ community. A donation to PFLAG Sacramento will go to supporting our local community, through scholarships and outreach efforts. No amount is too small. We thank you in advance. All major credit cards accepted, including PayPal.