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If you're on your journey
towards being yourself
or want to help others on theirs

Welcome to our PFLAG family.

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LGBTQ and straight, parents, friends, and allies
building an inclusive and compassionate world.

We do more than sit in circles.

Through peer-to-peer support, educating people on the issues, and advocating for inclusive policies and laws, we keep Portland's LGBTQ folks, families, and friends strong.

PFLAG started with a group of loving parents in a living room, sharing their stories, keeping their families strong. On-line or in-person, the power of that safe space is still at the heart of all that we do.

Knowledge is power. Through the lens of our personal experience, we share the best research - on line and in person, through publications, presentations, and organizational training.

Our GSA mini-grants, student internships, and other programs help LGBTQ youth become proud and confident adults.

We do more than sit in circles.

Through peer-to-peer support, educating people on the issues, and advocating for inclusive policies and laws, we keep Portland's LGBTQ folks, families, and friends strong.

PFLAG started with a group of loving parents in a living room, sharing their stories, keeping their families strong. On-line or in-person, the power of that safe space is still at the heart of all that we do.

Knowledge is power. Through the lens of our personal experience, we share the best research - on line and in person, through publications, presentations, and organizational training.

Our GSA mini-grants, student internships, and other programs help LGBTQ youth become proud and confident adults.

What's Happening at PFLAG Portland

Portland Featured Events

PFLAG Portland Chapter Monthly MeetingPFLAG Portland Chapter Monthly Meeting

It’s time once again for our PFLAG family to gather and celebrate the Winter season. Bring your good cheer, a potluck dish, and if you can a small gift for Outside In and HomePlate Youth Services to distribute to Portland and Washington County youth.

12/10/2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

East County Featured Events

PFLAG Portland East County Chapter MeetingPFLAG Portland East County Chapter Meeting

We’re all at the Winter Gathering this month! Our regular meeting will return in January.

12/04/2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Washington County Featured Events

Washington County Monthly MeetingWashington County Monthly Meeting

We’re all at the Winter Gathering this month! Our regular meetings will resume in January.

12/19/2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

News

Knowledge

PFLAG National names Dr. Jamie M. Grant as new Executive Director “...A bold choice for PFLAG, at the right time.”

Dr. Grant, a longtime social-justice leader and innovator, has extensive experience as a thought leader in progressive movements, and formidable credentials as a researcher, author, and fundraiser.

On Good Lives Taken

PFLAG Portland condemns the actions on Friday, May 26th of an avowed white supremacist on a MAX train in Portland. Two heroic persons paid the ultimate price – their lives – for attempting to interrupt the vile rant this terrorist directed at two Muslim women. PFLAG stands with the Muslim community and the families of those lost to hate.

News

PFLAG National names Dr. Jamie M. Grant as new Executive Director “...A bold choice for PFLAG, at the right time.”

Dr. Grant, a longtime social-justice leader and innovator, has extensive experience as a thought leader in progressive movements, and formidable credentials as a researcher, author, and fundraiser.

On Good Lives Taken

PFLAG Portland condemns the actions on Friday, May 26th of an avowed white supremacist on a MAX train in Portland. Two heroic persons paid the ultimate price – their lives – for attempting to interrupt the vile rant this terrorist directed at two Muslim women. PFLAG stands with the Muslim community and the families of those lost to hate.

Knowledge

Shared 'round the Circle

Coming Out to Yourself

There's one person you have to come out to before anyone else: yourself.

And that can be the hardest task.

Conal Charles

The Best Thing about Coming Out

The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you've just told them.

Rachel Maddow

Burst Down these Closet Doors

Burst down these closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight.

Harvey Milk

Love Isn’t a Choice

Love isn’t a choice. You fall for the person, not their chromosomes.

I.W. Gregorio

To be yourself

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Amazing How

Amazing how eye and skin color come in many shades yet many think sexuality is just gay or straight.

DaShanne Stokes

its a really bad idea

It's a really bad idea to set out to change another person.
Instead, set out to love them, and they will become whatever they are supposed to become.

John Pavlovitz

Queer People

The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.

Rita Mae Brown

Straight Boy

It’s tough enough to be a straight boy in a small town high school looking for the love of your life. But at least your possible loves are all out in the open.

Juvenalius

Street Youth

40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ.

The #1 reason they're on the street is family rejection.

Coming Out is a Journey

Coming Out is an individual journey taken with everyone you know and everyone who loves you.

Support PFLAG Portland.

Help us change hearts, minds, and laws.

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