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.
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.
PFLAG provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
WHAT WE DO
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.
Sacramento meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7 - 9 p.m. at Saint Mark's United Methodist Church, 2391 Saint Mark's Way, 2nd floor. in the Education Building. This church is located at the corner of Saint Mark's Way and Lusk Drive, near Country Club Plaza. Free parking available.
Elk Grove meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Elk Grove United Methodist Church, 8986 Elk Grove Blvd in Old Town Elk Grove. Free parking. Child care available at this meeting.
OUTREACH & EDUCATION
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.
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.
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.
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 SCHOLARSHIP
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 college freshmen and graduating high school seniors from the Sacramento region. Applicants must identify as LGBTQ+.
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at PFLAG Sacramento. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.