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Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through Support, to encourage a healthy family and community perspective, Education, to enlighten the public, and Advocacy, to secure equal civil and human rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Just a few of our wonderful members at Circle City Pride 2013
We meet on the second Wednesday of every month, 6:30 to 8:00
p.m. at Indiana Youth Group, 2943 East 46th Street (near Allisonville Road). Click here to view a map.
Indy PFLAG's next meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m. at 2943 East 46th Street, Indianapolis (IYG)*.
NOTE: This month's meeting will have a separate break-out support session for parents, family members, friends and allies of transgender people. This support time will be moderated by a member of Indianapolis PFLAG who is the mom of a transgender child.* The goal of this break-out group is to provide support, education, resources, and an on-going discussion.
*We are not professionals. We will offer professional resources to anyone who requests them.
Our guest speaker will be businesswoman and author JJ Marie Gufreda. JJ is the President of GEI Inc. an Operations and Process Improvement Consulting Firm. She is the author of "Left-Hander in London: A Field Guide to Transgenders, Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals - In the Family, On the Job and In the Pew" as well as co-author for three business books. She is the President of the Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce. JJ is married with three children and a grandchild.
Most recently, JJ has been performing a play, "Left-Hander in London: The Earthquake" that also takes the audience through her journey. Riddled with humor and peppered with Gufreda’s shocking obstacles, it’s another way to see just what it means when an ordinary Joe becomes a Jane. JJ has teamed up with a well-known entertainer, "Vanity Fair," recognized Judy Garland doppelganger, Kimberly Roberts, and took The Earthquake on the road, beginning in Toronto, Ontario during World Pride 2014!
Following a short refreshment break, we will have our Confidential Sharing Circle where participatns can share their stories and ask questions in a safe, confidential setting.
Please join us - all are welcome - parents and families of LGBT children, Straight Allies, and LGBT people! No one is made to feel he or she must speak--we all know the value of quiet listening. And no one who speaks is expected to reveal more than he or she cares to. But in the warm, supportive atmosphere, many find they can put troubling thoughts and fears into words for the first time, and receive reassurance, guidance, and just plain facts.
*PFLAG is not affiliated with Indiana Youth Group.
Your donations enable us to provide community services, educate the public and advocate for equal rights and fair treatment for all LGBT people, their families, friends and allies.
Join the many who have contributed to support this important work. Indianapolis PFLAG uses PayPal to process on-line donations using credit cards using the link below.
Or you can mail a check to:
P.O. Box 441245
Indianapolis, IN 46244-1245
Your donations and membership are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law - Indianapolis PFLAG is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
As you drive around Indianapolis, be on the lookout for a billboard featuring the PFLAG logo. Indianapolis PFLAG is proud to announce that we have a billboard that will be in a different location every month. This billboard will enable us to reach out to out to more parents and families in the community who need our help but don’t know we exist. We want to be able to provide them with the support that will make their families stronger. That is why we are asking you to make a contribution to help fund this project. All amounts are appreciated. To make a tax-deductible donation follow the instructions on the Donations box above. Thank you for helping us to change hearts and minds!
In our efforts to better support parents, families and allies of transgender people, Indianapolis PFLAG is offering a break-out session at our October meeting. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at 2943 East 46th Street, Indianapolis (Indiana Youth Group).*
The first hour of the meeting will feature a speaker. Following a short break for refreshments, we will then break into two groups. The goal of this break-out group is to provide support, resources, and an on-going discussion for parents, families & allies of transgender people.
All parents, families and allies of transgender children are invited to the break-out session. This meeting will be moderated by a PFLAG mom who has a transgender child.
NOTE: Our meetings are peer-led - we are not professionals. We will offer professional resources for anyone who requests them.