PFLAG: Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays in NJHelpine: 908-300-4227Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of North Jersey are a group of people who meet regularly in the Montclair area and are dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, their families and their friends.
PFLAG was founded in 1981 by 25 parents concerned with society’s attitude toward their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered children. Today, PFLAG represents more than 65,000 families and friends in the United States and speaks for the thousands of others who cannot.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons and their families 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.
PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Anyone with concerns about gay family members or friends, and any lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered people with concerns about coming out (or other issues) will find a welcoming and confidential setting for discussion and for sharing insights with others who have been through similar situations.