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 at least one scholarship 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.
JANUARY MEETING UPDATE
Due to the recurrent COVID-19 pandemic surge, our Monthly Zoom support meetings will continue on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. Please e-mail email@example.com to request log-on information,
We expect to resume our monthly in-person PFLAG Sacramento support meetings in April 2022. The tentative meeting date at St. Marks United Methodist Church is April 19 at 7 pm, and at Elk Grove United Methodist Church is April 6 at 7 pm. Please check here regularly for late updates.
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 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.
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."
- Tue, Jan 18PFLAG Sacramento Online Support MeetingDue to the pandemic surge, our Monthly Zoom support meetings will continue on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for log-on information, We expect to resume in-person meetings in April 2022 Our monthly in-person PFLAG Sacramento support meetings at St. Ma
- Time is TBDEducation Building 2nd FloorThis event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for a new date. Councilmember Steve Hansen kicks off our speaker series. Mr. Hansen will share how the City of Sacramento is supporting the LGBTQ community and share his own personal story of identity.
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.