Pflag Canada - Renfrew County
Pflag Canada is a national charitable organization that provides peer-to-peer support for LGBTQ2S individuals, as well as their family members who may be struggling with issues around sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Pflag also provides education and awareness to help create safe and inclusive workplaces, schools and public spaces.
The Renfrew County chapter was launched in May, 2018 in collaboration with Pembroke Pride and Renfrew County Family and Children's Services.
We are 100% volunteer run, and we welcome your participation and support as we establish and grow Pflag Renfrew County to serve communities across the county.
More information about Pflag services and peer support meetings can be found here:
PFLAG began in New York City in 1972, when Jeanne Manford marched alongside her son Morty in what would eventually become the Pride Parade. Jeanne held a sign that read "Parents of Gays: Unite in Support for our Children." Several LGBT people rushed up to Jeanne and asked her to speak to their parents, so she decided to form a support group. The first meeting, at a church in Greenwich Village, attracted 20 people. Today PFLAG is a network of hundreds of chapters around the world.
In 2014 the U.S. headquarters officially changed its name from Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays to simply, PFLAG. This recognizes that people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions are welcome in the PFLAG family while honouring the organization's heritage.