PFLAG Southwest Washington
PFLAG Southwest Washington envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.
Who We Are
PFLAG Southwest Washington began as a series of support meetings in 1993 and became an official PFLAG chapter in 1996.
PFLAG Southwest Washington is one of over 400 PFLAG chapters that are all part of PFLAG National, the oldest LGBTQ+ advocacy group in the nation and a powerful grassroots effort of volunteers. Founded in 1973, PFLAG National is committed to advancing support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people through support, education, and advocacy. Our memberships consists of families, friends and allies of LGBTQ+ people, as well as LGBTQ+ people themselves.
We are dedicated to moving equality forward for LGBTQ+ persons, and we champion our LGBTQ+ community members, family members, and friends.
We serve the communities of Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas, Washougal, Ridgefield, La Center, Yacolt, Amboy, and Woodland.
We continue to thrive through community outreach by offering satellite support meetings in Battle Ground, Clark County and Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.
Support Meetings in Vancouver and Battle Ground
PFLAG Southwest Washington hosts monthly support meeting for friends and family of LGBTQ people. Our meetings usually last about two hours. Most meetings include an educational session or guest speaker and a support session. You'll meet parents, siblings, straight people, LGBTQ people, seniors, and young people. Some will be seasoned members, others will be new. Meeting discussions are always confidential.