Support Group Meetings

PFLAG NYC offers support groups for parents, families and friends of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. LGBT people are also welcome to attend. These groups meet in various locations each month. We are not a religious or political group. We represent people of many backgrounds, political persuasions, and faiths.

PFLAG meetings are a safe place to share our experiences in small groups and support each other in the continuing process of learning, acceptance and celebration. Participants are encouraged to say what’s on their mind or can simply listen to what others have to say.

Our main meeting in Midtown Manhattan is the largest, though it breaks into small groups to ensure that everyone receives attention to the issues they want to talk about. At the Midtown Meeting, we also occasionally invite speakers from outside organizations to come during the second part of our meetings and to talk with us about various topics related to the LGBT community.

All of the following meetings are general support meetings, open to all and serving those whose concerns relate to any aspect of having a loved one who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Click here for more information about the TransFamilies Project, PFLAG NYC’s support group specifically for parents and family members of transgender people.


Manhattan Midtown
Time: On the second Sunday of every month, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: The Community House at St. Bartholomew’s Church
109 E. 50th Street
Manhattan
Directions:

St. Bartholomew’s Church is located at 325 Park Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets. Please enter through the side entrance at 109 E. 50th Street. Immediately inside there is an information desk where they will direct you to the meeting room.

Take the #6 train to 51st Street or the E or V trains to Lexington Avenue.

Parking:

Parking is available for just $12 at the Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel New York City Parking Garage on East 51st Street between Third and Lexington Avenues. Simply park your car as usual, then purchase a parking voucher for $12 at the PFLAG NYC meeting. The voucher covers parking for 12 hours or until midnight, whichever comes first.


Manhattan Upper West Side
Time: On the fourth Monday of every month, at 7 p.m.
Location: The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th Street
Manhattan
Directions: Take the 1, 2, or 3 trains to 72nd Street. Walk east to Amsterdam Ave. and go north 4 blocks.


Staten Island
Time: On the first Monday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Location: Pride Center of Staten Island
25 Victory Blvd., Third Floor
Staten Island
Directions: The Pride Center of Staten Island (formerly the Staten Island LGBT Community Center) is at the corner of Bay Street and is across the street from the Tompkinsville station of the Staten Island Railroad. Numerous buses stop in front of the door.
Information: Contact moderators Joanne Waglione and Genevieve Cannistraci at statenisland@pflagnyc.org or call the PFLAG NYC Helpline and ask to be connected to someone on Staten Island.


PFLAG Queens
Time: On the third Sunday of the month, at 2:00 p.m.
 
NOTE: The Queens meeting does not take place in July and August.
 
Location: Reform Temple of Forest Hills
71-11 112th Street (2 blocks north of Queens Blvd.)
Forest Hills, NY
Directions: By subway: Take the E, F, G, or R trains to the 71-Continental Ave. stop. (Note: The V train does not run on Sundays.)
By bus: Take the Q60 bus to the corner of Queens Blvd. and 71-Continental Ave. Other buses that are in the area are the Q23 and Q65A.

Then, walk north on 71st Avenue (Sterling Bank is on the north side of Queens Blvd.) for about two blocks to 112th Street. Cross the street and turn right. The Temple is up the block.
Information: Contact PFLAG Queens directly at 718-271-6663 or pflag@pflag-queens.org