WELCOME to our website. Thank you for taking the time to visit us. It is a positive step and shows your desire to support your child or loved one. We believe it is crucial for families and friends to have accurate, unbiased information regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer issues. The most important thing is KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER by acceptance and greater knowledge.
Our bi-monthly support meetings where we discuss member issues and concerns. See 'What's on' for all our meetings and events.
We maintain a library of books, videos, pamphlets, and articles to help educate parents and others on issues of homosexuality.
We can provide speakers to interested organisations for discussion panels as and when requested.
We have a complete list of PFLAG chapters around NSW and the rest of Australia. Contact details and links to websites.
By becoming a member you are helping PFLAG NSW continue to do it's great work supporting families and communities.
Need to talk, or have any questions answered. Then get in touch. Our volunteers are here for you.
PFLAG stands for Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays. We are a non-profit voluntary organisation whose members have a common goal of keeping families together. PFLAG is here to give help, support and information to families, friends of all gay people.
We are the parents and friends of gay and lesbian people who are a part of our community. Some of our families may be large, some small. Some of us are married, some divorced, some single. Our occupations are a varied as our personalities and educational levels. HOWEVER. We do have a common bond. Someone we love and care for is lesbian or gay.
There are various PFLAG groups around Australia in QLD, WA, SA, TAS, VIC, and NSW. See our Locations page.
In Australia today, there are many parents with homosexual children. These children, and often their families are victims of social, political and economic prejudice. Gay persons in many communities are affected by discrimination in their pursuit of happiness and in striving to live their lives with openness and dignity.
Homosexuals are not the only ones touched by this discrimination. It also touches their friends and families. We as parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays wish to join together to appeal to the public conscience. We want to achieve the same rights and opportunities for our gay sons and lesbian daughters as are enjoyed by other Australians.
As proud parents of gay people, our lives have been enriched by reaching an understanding and acceptance of our gay children and embracing their diversity. It is our goal to bring this understanding and acceptance of diversity to the community.
We have a number of activities aimed at supporting our members & communities. We:
Hold monthly support meetings where we discuss member issues and concerns. Sometimes we have guest speakers who are professionals in their field to discuss topics of interest to the members.
Provide a safe, friendly place where participants can talk freely and openly. All our meetings are confidential to the participants.
Maintain a library of books, videos, pamphlets, and articles to help educate parents and others on issues of homosexuality.
Publish a monthly newsletter and provide an information telephone line. Provide speakers to interested organisations for discussion panels as and when requested.
PFLAG advocates on behalf of our children to parliaments, politicians, community and business on issues of human rights and equality in law, also for inclusion and social acceptance.