Resource for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth
The following is supplied by PFLAG, the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays(PFLAG) is the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons. Founded in 1973 by mothers and fathers, PFLAG has 200,000 members and supporters in more than 500 chapters throughout the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office (located in Washington, D.C.), the national Board of Directors and our Regional Directors. PFLAG is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any political or religious institution.
We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian,gay, bisexual and transgender per- sons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay,lesbian, bisexual and transgender 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 equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
For more information, please visit www.pflag.org or www.bergenpflag.com
1726 M Street, NW Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20036(202) 467-8180
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