As we have outgrown our space our monthly Support Meetings have moved.
Please see details on our Calendar page.
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Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes
the health and well-being of
LGBTQ people their families and friends through:
support ~ to cope with an adverse society
education ~ to inform and enlighten the public,
to promote acceptance and inclusivity
The purpose of PFLAG is to support, educate, and provide resources to
parents, families and friends of LGBTQ people, and also to LGBTQ people themselves.
Help can come in the way of a simple conversation, a shoulder to cry on,
peers to celebrate with, literature to read, or referrals to appropriate resources near you.
PFLAG gives presentations for school groups, professional organizations,
youth groups, and virtually any other group of people who would benefit from this information.
Attendees will learn how to create inclusive and accepting environments,
and will learn what it's like to
come out, or to have a family member or friend come out.
Many resources are available to attendees,
and of course there is always time for Q&A.
LGBTQ = lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgendered, two-spirit, intersex, queer, and questioning
PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity,
and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Support meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM
January through November. Contact us for details on the December meeting.
Some meetings will have speakers on topics of current interest.
All meetings will provide a support segment.
All conversations held during the support component are considered confidential
and do not go beyond our meeting space.
Refreshments and Social Chat Follow all meetings.
Further details on our CALENDAR page
~ Think of Volunteering ~
PFLAG York Region needs your help!
The fine print....
PFLAG Canada York Region is a Registered Charity.
Our fundamental goal of working to end homophobia is being realized through Outreach Support & Education.
We have no paid staff and are run entirely by volunteers.
PFLAG Canada York Region depends entirely on donations and periodic fundraising efforts for our ongoing financial requirements.
Tax receipts are automatically issued for all online donations and are issued on request for all other donations.
Secure online donation link at upper right of each web page.
Cheques may be mailed to:
PFLAG Canada York Region, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill ON L4C 2R5
Cash or Cheques accepted at our monthly Support Meeting and any other scheduled event we may hold.
All funds are gratefully accepted and very much appreciated to enable us to continue working towards a more accepting society.
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No matter how far in or out of the closet you are, you still have a next step.
Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
I am reminded of a colleague who reiterated "all my homosexual patients are quite sick" - to which I finally replied "so are all my heterosexual patients.
~Ernest van den Haag, psychotherapist
Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves.
It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain
I've wondered what my sexuality might be, but I've never wondered whether it was acceptable or not. Anyway, who really cares whether I'm gay or straight?"
Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
~Johann von Goethe
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.
~Leonard P. Matlovich
While many minority groups are the target for prejudice... and discrimination... in our society, few persons face this hostility without the support and acceptance of their family as do many gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth.
~Virginia Uribe and Karen Harbeck
You could move.
~Abigail Van Buren, "DEAR ABBY" In response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood