Our Story

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.


Began In-person support meeting


PFLAG Southwest Washington became an official PFLAG Chapter


Founded the Battle Ground meeting


Started Virtual Chapter meetings

Youth support

Community Outreach

Education & Advocacy


Started meeting in Spanish