PFLAG Support Meeting for LGBTQ+ individuals, their parents and families
PFLAG is the extended family of the LGBTQ+ community in the South Bay. Our local chapter holds monthly support meetings and are currently conducting virtual meetings using Zoom. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender expansive, non-binary and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals, and parents, families and friends of those who identify as LGBTQ+ are invited to attend PFLAG meetings. All are welcome. All of our meetings, services and resources are free at all times. All are welcome to express needs, fears, questions and offer support in a compassionate and caring environment. We are If you or someone you care about is LGBTQ+ we invite you to join us! Our support group will follow the education portion.
Religious Acceptance in the LGBTQ+ Community with The Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer
The Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer (they/them/their) is the first openly transgender pastor ordained in the Lutheran church. The pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and the Community Chaplain Coordinator for the San Francisco Police Department, Megan served for over a decade as a chaplain for the homeless and hungry in San Francisco. An award winning filmmaker, musician and historian, Megan was a finalist for the Lambda Literary award, received an honorable mention as an Unsung Hero of Compassion by Wisdom in Action, with His Holiness the Dali Lama and has been featured on Queer Eye, Cosmo, and in Wittenberg, Germany for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Learn more about Rev. Dr. Rohrer on their website HERE
A NOTE ABOUT VIRTUAL MEETINGS:
We will be utilizing Zoom features that provide the highest level of safety and confidentiality possible. Zoom is free to you and you need not have an account to join us. We ask that each of you that would like to participate in the on-line support, contact us in advance by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for the meeting. We will cut off RSVPs at 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting. All participants will receive a follow-up email with the link to the Zoom call and a password. For confidentiality’s sake, please do not forward these to another participant — they are welcome to contact us directly to receive the link.
We recognize that youth may be interested in the educational part of this meeting and they are welcome to join us. As usual, we ask that youth who may want to stick around for our support groups be joined by a parent. Some heavy emotions can emerge in the course of our sessions and having a parent on-hand helps to ensure that the needs of any youth on the call are met.
There are some benefits to utilizing new tools like Zoom. We recognize that our typical evening support group meetings are not feasible for everyone due to work, family or other demands. If there is a need, we would like to offer an additional support group Zoom conference call sometime during the daytime hours. If you are interested in a daytime support group, email us at email@example.com and let us know what times might be more workable for you.