Welcome to PFLAG Richmond!
We are part of a national organization that works to promote the dignity and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and gender non-conforming people.
We envision a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Come and join us! Support - Advocacy - Education
August 13, 2019:
Cheryl Ware, speech language pathologist
September 10, 2019:
September 28, 2019:
Stonewall Raid Apology
New York City's Police Commissioner apologized on June 6 for the 1969 police raid on the Stonewall Inn, which served as the catalyst of the LGBT rights movement. Police raids in gay bars were commonplace then, but the Stonewall patrons fought back. Commissioner James O'Neill said that "the actions taken by the NYPD were wrong - plain and simple. The actions and the laws were discriminatory and oppressive, and for that, I apologize." How fitting that this event occurred during PRIDE month.
Support Your Transgender Child
Having a child come out as transgender is a big adjustment for all family members. Support your child by educating yourself, using their desired name and pronoun, and following their lead. Most important, tell them that you've got their back and that you love them just the way they are.
VCU to Offer New Minor in Queer Studies
Starting in the fall of 2019, Virginia Commonwealth University is launching a new minor in LGBTQ + and queer studies. According to associate professor Liz Canfield, "students will learn how to examine LGBTQ+ and queer topics across disciplines, cultures, and historical periods." The minor requires 18 credits, at least nine of which must be upper level.