Support & Discussion Groups Continue Online for Fall

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All PFLAG NYC support meetings are taking place online during the period of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meetings went online in March 2020 and since then we’ve had more than a dozen meetings every month. Even on Zoom, we are glad that our community is continuing to offer mutual support, share information, and find solidarity.

We look forward to the day that we can return to having in-person meetings and are continually assessing whether it is safe to do so. But for the foreseeable future as social distancing continues, all support meetings will remain online only.

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’ve shortened the duration of most meetings, but otherwise they will take place at the same times when our physical meetings would have.

The monthly schedule of online meetings and registration info are below.     

General Meetings

Our core support groups are open to all seeking support and understanding when a child or loved one identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, queer, questioning, or part of the LGBTQ+ community in any way.

TransFamilies Project (TFP)

Dedicated groups for parents, families, and all with transgender, gender non-binary and gender non-conforming children and loved ones

Stepping Stones

Steppings Stones provides spaces for families with younger children who are transgender and gender-creative to come together. To protect the younger children who participate in these programs, please fill out the special Stepping Stones intake form.

  • 2nd Sunday - 12:00–1:30 p.m.: Stepping Stones Parents Group - A monthly support group for parents and caregivers of transgender and gender-creative kids up to age 12
  • 2nd Sunday - 2:00–3:00 p.m.: Stepping Stones Tweens Group - A monthly peer conversation group for Tweens (ages 9-12) who identify as transgender, gender non-binary, or otherwise gender-expansive

API Rainbow Parents

Programs for individuals of Asian & Pacific Islander (API) background to discuss LGBTQ+ issues and receive support addressing API culture and language needs

  • 2nd Sunday - 3:00–4:30 p.m.: API Rainbow Parents Afternoon Tea: A monthly social gathering for members of the Asian & Pacific Island community who are LGBTQ+, their parents and other loved ones.
  • 2nd & 4th Wednesday - 12:00–1:30 p.m.: API Discussion Group: A twice-monthly lunchtime discussion group for API parents & caregivers about their children who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Black Families Group

A monthly group for individuals who identify as Black to come together for family-to-family support about accepting and embracing loved ones who are LGBTQ+.

El Amor Hace la Familia

Grupo de apoyo para familias en la comunidad latina con seres queridos LGBTQ+ de diversas orientaciones sexuales o identidades de género / Support group for families in the Latino community with LGBTQ+ loved ones of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities      Para más información en español

Please note that this schedule may vary due to holidays and other special events. Please confirm actual meeting dates in the Upcoming Events calendar at right.

In order to maintain the safety and confidentiality of our online support meetings, we ask you to fill out this short intake form the first time you join any of our meetings. Once we receive your information, a link and instructions to join the online group will be sent prior to the meeting.

If you’ve already joined a PFLAG NYC online meeting previously and completed the intake form for that meeting, you do not need to complete it again. The meeting link will be sent to you. For any question or to confirm your attendance at a meeting, please email info@pflagnyc.org.

Sign up for online meetings here