Starting in mid-March, we’ve taken all PFLAG NYC support meetings online. It’s been uplifting to find new ways to sustain the PFLAG NYC community in this period of social distancing, and many have been surprised how readily they’ve built strong virtual relationships. The feedback has been positive, and we’re looking forward to running all our regularly scheduled meetings online. For the foreseeable future, all our meetings will be online.

Online meetings take place using Zoom. Because it’s a little more difficult to keep focus on a virtual meeting compared to being in person, we’re slightly shortening the duration of most meetings, but otherwise they will take place at the same times when our physical meetings would have.

Here’s the schedule of online meetings for May:      Read more »

The Savvy Ally - Book Cover

Our PFLAG NYC online gatherings have been well received, so we’re taking this opportunity to launch a new way for members of our community to come together with purpose. We’re launching a book club so that we can learn together, expand our horizons, and talk about the world we want to see on the other side of the coronavirus crisis.

The Savvy Ally by Jeannie Gainsburg

The first book we’ll read together will be The Savvy Ally by Jeannie Gainsburg. Part primer, part handbook, part call to action, the book will raise your LGBTQ+ IQ, help with conversations with all kinds of listeners, and equip you to be a daily advocate in the way that feels right to you.

The book club will meet online for four consecutive Thursday evenings — May 7, 14, 21, and 28 — from 8 to 9 p.m. to talk about the four major sections of the book, and at the final session on May 28 we’ll be joined by the author, Jeannie Gainsburg. Read more »

Although we have suspended all in-person PFLAG NYC meetings while we practice social distancing during the fight against COVID-19, PFLAG NYC is still here for all members of our community. We are happy to announce that all of our support meetings are moving online and will continue to take place on the regular schedule.

Online meetings will give our community members a great way to maintain community and keep up connections with others during this unusual time. We hope you’ll join us as we work together to combat feelings of stress and isolation.

Starting Monday, March 23, when our Upper West Side meeting would have taken place, we will launch regular online meetings for support and discussion using Zoom, a web-based video conferencing app that people everywhere are becoming very familiar with.      Read more »

Esta reunión está cancelada. Se reprogramará para una fecha futura.
This meeting is cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a future date.

El Amor Hace la Familia

Loves Makes a Family

Este mes, lanzamos oficialmente nuestro grupo de apoyo para familias latinas en colaboración con Oasis Latino LGBTS Wellness Center.

Después de tres meses de reuniones, un grupo cariñoso de padres, madres y personas LGBTQ se ha unido para ofrecir apoyo mutuo. El grupo se reúne cada segundo sábado del mes a las 3 p.m. en Oasis. El grupo habla principalmente español, pero también habla inglés y spanglish con flexibilidad. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

En la reunión del 14 de marzo, tendremos una fiesta de lanzamiento y compartiremos comida de todo el mundo hispano. ¡Únete a nosotros! Para obtener más información y para registrarte, visita a

This month, we officially launch our support group for Latino families in collaboration with Oasis Latino LGBTS Wellness Center.

After three months of gatherings, a loving group of parents and LGBTQ people has come together for mutual support. The group meets every second Saturday of the month at 3 p.m. at Oasis. The group uses primarily Spanish, but flexibly uses English and Spanglish too. All are welcome!

At the meeting on March 14, we will have a launch party and share food from all over the Hispanic world. Join us! For more information and to register, visit

El Amor Hace la Familia - 14 marzo / March 14

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Volunteer with the Safe Schools Program

Come to New Speaker Orientation on February 1

Anthony Kratunis at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning SchoolRapt students listen to Anthony Kratunis at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School

The Safe Schools Program brings community speakers into classrooms throughout New York City to share their personal experience of LGBTQ loved ones in their lives, or being an LGBTQ person themselves.

Community speakers make the Safe Schools Program powerful, because it is unlike any other experience students have in their classroom. Ordinary people from the community — parents, other relatives, and LGBT people themselves — share their own stories of having an LGBTQ loved one, or of being LGBT themselves. These personal stories make the Safe Schools Program uniquely powerful in reaching students. As one educator told us, “The event was absolutely fabulous! Students commented that you never hear parents’ reactions and family stories. It was a new perspective for them. It was a really great program and led to great conversations!”

"If only my son, who years ago had sat in classrooms just like these and felt so alone with his feelings and concerns about being gay, had had the opportunity to hear presentations like these, I believe that it would have helped him so much."

Last school year, we reached more than 9,000 students. In order to reach every school, we always need more volunteers to be speakers in the program and go into schools to share their story. Whether you are a parent of an lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person, someone with an LGBT loved one in your life, or an LGBT person yourself, your story can help others learn what it means to be LGBT and help change the climate in schools for young people growing up LGBT. You may not think your story is remarkable, but even the most ordinary stories told honestly and proudly can spark revelations and change behavior. Read more »