Today you are YOU!


Regular meetings are held each month on the 2nd Monday, 6:30-8 p.m. at Florence United Methodist Church, 2nd and Kingwood, in Florence.  At each meeting there’s a program, refreshment break, and support group time.  Recent programs have included speakers on internalized homophobia, LGBT history, and on the impact of welcoming churches.

Special Projects:

GSA Groups: PFLAG Florence Oregon is committed to supporting the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) at Siuslaw High School.

Rhody Parade: We march and ride in decorated vehicles in Florence’s annual Rhododendron Festival Parade on the third Sunday of May.

La di Da Parade: We march with the Newport PFLAG group in the annual La di da Parade on July 4 in Yachats.

Library Books and Materials: We have a collection of fiction and non fiction books, along with DVDs fo documentaries and theatrically released films. A list of available titles is being prepared. These materials are available at regular meetings or by requesting them at a link being prepared.

This year we expect to have a page devoted to DVD media you can order on-line and return by mail, similar to Netflix.

The National PFLAG organization has issued the following statement:

Unity and Inclusion

From its founding in 1972 to its work today, PFLAG’s membership of LGBTQ people, families, and allies have united in love, embracing each other and people whose communities are often marginalized, erased or ignored.

PFLAG reaffirms that unity and inclusion and a shared commitment to human dignity of all people are critical to fight discrimination and bigotry in any form so that all families can live free of fear. We commit to fight for fairness inclusive of people’s sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic position, religion, level of mental or physical ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other perceived or actual characteristic.

PFLAG also reaffirms its commitment to this goal which requires us to learn to be the allies that communities need. We commit to better educate ourselves, listen to others, and engage in critical conversations, ensuring that we model the inclusive behavior we wish to see in the world.

We will be more inclusive allies to create space for voices that might not otherwise be heard and amplify personal stories so that the storytellers are visible. We will listen attentively and actively, and speak out with due diligence and clear conviction, across all barriers and borders, to ensure that all people are included, respected, and treated equally.

(Approved by the PFLAG National Board of Directors in December 2016.)