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.
PFLAG FOLLANSBEE-HANSEN SCHOLARSHIPS
PFLAG Sacramento awards scholarships of $2,000+ 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 closed for 2023.
To view last year's recipients, please visit our Scholarships tab.
OUR IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE BACK!
Please visit our monthly in-person confidential support group meetings. For now, masks are not required. We recommend being Covid-19 vaccinated. Hand sanitizers are available.
Our Elk Grove group (NEW LOCATION) meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 - 9 pm at the bookstore, A Seat At the Table, 9257 Laguna Springs Dr. in Elk Grove.
Our Sacramento group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 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 email@example.com 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:
Coming Out Support Group
Golden Grounds Elderly LGBT Support Group
QTPOC Support Group
Trans Support Group
20 Somethings Group
Youth Support Group
QSpot for youths 13-24
Name change support
The Other Mic
Gender Quark Support Group
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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.