PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ALLIED WITH THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Westwood's Guest Speaker Series:
Español So Cal
PFLAG Los Angeles Meetings
Westwood Meetings - 3rd Wednesday of Every Month - NEW ROOM
Gender Focus Meetings - 2nd Thursday of Every Month
Español So Cal Meetings - Segundo miércoles / Tercer jueves / Cuarto viernes
South LA Meetings - Currently suspended
PFLAG started as a group of parents meeting together to find ways of understanding and supporting their LGBT children. Our monthly meetings are still the heart of what we do. You will find tremendous acceptance, understanding, information, resources and support at a PFLAG meeting, and we encourage you to take advantage of them. For many of us, healing and hope began at our first meeting.
Who comes to PFLAG meetings?
PFLAG Los Angeles is not a political or a religious group (in spite of the fact that many meetings take place in churches). Our members and participants include people from diverse ethnic, religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds. We are young, middle aged, and seniors. We are lesbian, gay, straight, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning. Sometimes, parents and children come together, on occasion with all of the siblings. Sometimes, LGBT persons come with their partners. Parents come together or singly. Often people bring a friend for support. The straight spouses and children of LGBT persons can find understanding and assistance at PFLAG meetings. Everyone is welcome.
What are PFLAG meetings like?
After a brief introduction, the meeting leader, a PFLAG board member, will organize those attending into small groups. In this more intimate setting, run by a trained facilitator, participants can share what’s on their minds in a supportive, non-judgmental environment, or simply listen. Strict confidentiality is observed.
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Time: 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
NEW ROOM STARTING IN JUNE!
Place: Westwood United Methodist Church
10497 Wilshire Boulevard
(North east corner of Wilshire and Warner in the Wesley Room, look for our PFLAG signs)
At most meetings, rap groups are followed by refreshments and a speaker. The Los Angeles area is fortunate to have many academic, professional, and philanthropic LGBT organizations. Speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and speak on topics that have included, but are not limited to, anthropology, psychology, biology, safe schools, equity for LGBT persons and their families, gay youth, and many others. See our Events page for information on our upcoming guest speaker.
Parking: Please park in the underground lot of the Belmont Village Westwood, located on Wilshire Boulevard immediately to the East of the church. Enter the Belmont Village premises from Wilshire and proceed straight to the entry of the parking structure, on your right. Park on the 2nd or 3rd levels in any space NOT designated as BELMONT PARKING.
Use the elevator or stairs at the west end of the parking structure to get to ground level. As you exit the elevator pavilion, proceed to the right across the front steps of the church to the door just to the left of the main entrance.
Directions: Take the 405 Freeway to the Wilshire Boulevard East exit. Continue 1.5 miles to the church. The entry is immediately to the west of the main church door. The entry is immediately to the west of the main church door. Walk through the patio and up the stairs to the Wesley Room, located at the west end of the second floor. For those using public transportation, LA Metro bus number 20 stops at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Warner Avenue.
Like all of our meetings, everyone in the LGBTQ community is welcome–along with all
parents, family, friends and straight allies. Each of you will find a warm reception and understanding support.
Many individuals dealing with issues of gender identity find that they are minorities even
at a PFLAG meeting. Our new Gender Focus meeting is designed to help end that isolation, with leaders experienced in transgender issues and knowledgeable about resources for
people with a variety of gender experiences including, but not limited to, transgender, gender nonconforming, gender questioning, gender creative, queer, and transsexual. Parents of
gender creative children are also encouraged to attend.
Time: 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:30 - 9:30 pm (doors open at 7:15 pm)
Place: Bienestar in Hollywood
4955 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Directions: Three blocks West of Vermont Avenue or three blocks East of Normandie Avenue, on the North side of the street.
Parking: Free parking is available behind the building and on the street.
Enter lot from Kenmore Avenue
For more information about this meeting or to RSVP that you will be attending (not required),
send an e-mail to GenderFocus@pflagLA.org
We look forward to seeing you at a meeting soon!
We are excited to announce our NEW PFLAG Español Southern California satellite meeting to be held in the San Fernando Valley. The meetings will take place in Panorama City at Bienestar San Fernando Valley. As always, all PFLAG meetings are free and open to the public. Please join us at our two Spanish meetings each month!
Para mas informes llamen al 1-888-735-2488 #2 o visiten nuestra página: www.pflagEspanolSolCal.org
PFLAG Español So Cal en Boyle Heights - Sólo Español
Mi Centro - Boletín
553 S. Clarence Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Segundo miércoles - 7:00 pm
PFLAG Español So Cal en East Los Angeles - Sólo Español
Bienestar East LA
5326 East Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Tercer jueves - 7:00 pm
PFLAG Español So Cal en San Fernando Valley - Sólo Español
En el Centro del Valle de San Fernando
Bienestar Centro del Valle de San Fernando
8134 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200,
Panorama City, CA 91402
Cuarto viernes - 7:00 pm
Effective immediately, PFLAG Los Angeles will be suspending the South Los Angeles Meeting. Beginning in August the meeting will be closed as we transition to new leadership. We will make every effort to contact regular participants in this group and encourage them to attend other PFLAG meetings in the interim.
As an all-volunteer organization, we depend on the efforts of committed PFLAG members. Changes in their circumstances heavily impact the services we can provide.
Negotiations are underway with a LGBTQ affirming faith congregation in South Los Angeles, whose leaders have expressed an interest in starting a PFLAG meeting. Check our website and monthly emails for reports of progress on this partnership.
Send an email to southLA@pflagla.org if you'd like to speak with someone from the South Los Angeles area.
PFLAG Los Angeles thanks
the IBM Corporation for underwriting this project