Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with LGBTQ People to Move Equality Forward (PFLAG) Greater Boston


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    About Greater Boston PFLAG
    Helpline: 866-427-3524 | helpline email:

    We are a group of parents, families, friends, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. We help change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that our LGBTQ family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive. We accomplish this through support, education, and advocacy. We offer:

    Monthly group support meetings
    Confidential telephone support and information
    Parent-to-Parent Support
    Safe Schools Program teacher and student training
    Speakers Bureau
    Community forums and evening programs
    Greater Boston PFLAG Scholarship Program
    PTA/PTO training and parent programs
    Gay straight alliance assistance

    Greater Boston PFLAG works to create environments of understanding so that all people can live with dignity and respect through:

    Support: to cope with an adverse society
    Education: to enlighten the public
    Advocacy: to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights

    Greater Boston PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

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    Background on National PFLAG:

    Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

    PFLAG has over 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states.

    This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors, and 13 Regional Directors.


  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Children: 12 and under, Families, Seniors: 60+, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Q