About Us

PFLAG Twin Cities is now permanently closed.
Please visit https://pflag.org/find-a-chapter to locate a PFLAG chapter near you.

The PFLAG Twin Cities Minnesota chapter is closed, but the former PFLAGTC support groups are continuing to meet (and accepting new members) on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm (new time!). Our next meeting will be remote attendance only on January 19, 2020.  Please email support@pflagtc.com for more details if you would like to join the meeting online or if you have questions. 

Email us at support@pflagtc.com for more information.

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Support

Knowing what to expect and that you are not alone can make a big difference.

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Educate

Understanding is often a second step to acceptance and moving forward. The need to know is a powerful driving force.

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Advocate

Moving equality forward doesn’t happen by accident. Standing up and speaking out can change the world.

PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members in the United States.

Educate

  • PFLAG ONLINE RESOURCES

    guide to being a trans ally_0.pdfGuide to being a trans ally* the incredibly detailed honest forthright fully comprehensive completely blunt wonderfully helpful and witty exposition on a topic that makes some people stress because they doubt they understand it or know enough about it but they’ll soon be ready to talk because this compelling and transformative (no pun intended) little publication will answer lots of questions and start to demystify the not-at-all secret world of people who are transgender and become your tried and trusted.

    OUR CHILDREN_PFLAGNational_FINAL.pdfOur Children: Questions and Answers for Families of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender-Expansive and Queer Youth and Adults

    Our Trans Loved Ones.pdfOUR TRANS LOVED ONES: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR PARENTS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE TRANSGENDER AND GENDER EXPANSIVE

     

    book_allyGuide to Being a Straight Ally. This is a guide for straight allies, by straight allies. It aims to invite, educate, and engage straight allies in the effort to create a world with equality for all.

    straight for equality. 10 Things You Can Do to Be an Ally.  Looking for simple ways to start being a more engaged and active ally? Try using a few of these suggestions to build your ally skills and start creating change . . .  

    straight for equality in healthcare chapter field guide.pdfThis guide is intended to help anyone who works in the healthcare field—not just the doctors! So whether you’re an M.D., nurse,  psychologist, clinical social worker, nutritionist, home care aide,  occupational therapist, or you’re in any of the dozens of allied healthcare fields that nearly everyone depends upon, this is for you. 

    School Resources

    Teaching Tolerance 

     TeachingTolerance.org  (aka tolerance.org), a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center , has resources (lesson plans, film kits, posters, etc.) designed for K-12 classroom teachers, librarians, school counselors, school administrators, professors of education, youth directors at houses of worship and employees of youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada. There are  inspirational posters  for downloading. See a recent copy of their  magazine. See the webinars LGBTQ Best Practices: Classroom Culture and Curriculum or Speak Up at School or How to Be An Ally In the Classroom.

    glsenHere is a sampling of the offerings. Please feel free to utilize these resources provided from GLSEN.

    FOR EDUCATORS

    glsen_e1GLSEN EDUCATOR RESOURCES
    The Educator’s Guide to LGBT Pride will show you five easy ways you can celebrate LGBT Pride in your classroom.
    Learn More

    glsen_e3READY, SET, RESPECT! ELEMENTARY TOOLKIT
    GLSEN developed Ready, Set, Respect!
    The kit provides a set of tools that will help educators prepare to teach about respect and includes lesson plans that can help you seize teachable moments.
    Learn More

    FOR STUDENTS

    glsen_s1THE GLSEN JUMP-START GUIDE FOR GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCES
    The presence of student-led Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) in secondary schools can create a more welcoming climate for LGBT student, while reducing the overall severity of bullying. The Jump-Start Guide series supports students through the process of establishing and running an effective GSA.
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    Other Resources & Links

    Podcast with Dr. Celine Gounder on Trans Youth and Suicide:  https://soundcloud.com/celine-gounder/in-sickness-and-in-health-s1-e2

    GLSEN
    Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
    http://www.glsen.org

    Face to Face
    Health and Counseling Services
    http://www.face2face.org

    Amaze Works
    http://amazeworks.org

    Bridge for Youth
    http://www.bridgeforyouth.org

    Outfront
    http://outfront.org

    Family Equality Council
    http://www.familyequality.org

    The Trevor Project
    http://thetrevorproject.org

    Community Shares
    http://www.communitysharesmn.org/

    Minnesota School OUTreach Coalition (MnSOC)
    http://www.mnschooloutreach.org/

    Premier Nursing Academy
    LGBTQ+ Inclusive Language: What It Is and Why It Matters in Healthcare  https://www.premiernursingacademy.org/resources/workplace-lgbtq-inclusive-language

Advocacy

WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER RIGHTS?

LGBT and GNC (gender non-conforming) rights are not special rights. We need to work to achieve equal civil rights for all people, including our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender loved ones. Because our LGBT children, friends and family members deserve the same rights as our straight ones; because discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is still legal; because a LGBT person can be fired from their job simply because of who they love or how they express their gender; because GLBT youth face constant harassment and abuse in schools across the country; because the road to full equality and acceptance is a long one. YOUR LOVED ONES NEED YOU to take a stand for fairness. By being open about yourself and your family, you are already helping to dispel misinformation and fear.