Welcome to PFLAG Brisbane

On behalf of the Committee of PFLAG+ I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the website and home page of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays+. The + sign has recently been added because of inclusivity. We believe it’s important for parents to know who have sexual and gender diverse children, you are always welcome at PFLAG+.

PFLAG is an international peer support group that has been operating since the mid 80’s when June Smythe from Perth in WA initiated the first PFLAG group in Australia. Every group in Australia is 100% voluntary, self funded, with no political affiliation and secular. All groups operate at different strengths, depending on regions.

At present the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or questioning (LGBTIQ+) community is one of the last minority groups in Australia still living with varying forms of discrimination and injustice.  Now, it is commonplace for parents to be seen successfully advocating for their children’s rights at all levels of government. Parental advocacy has brought great change for our children’s rights since PFLAG+ began in Australia.

As parents with children who identify as LGBTIQ+ we believe – to enable them to have truly fulfilling lives – it’s important they are able to live their lives honestly and with integrity, without fear of discrimination, ostracism or abuse.

PFLAG+, even though primarily a support groups for parents, strives to support LGBTIQ+ youth who are in fear they may be/or have been abandoned by family. We do this by providing information and referrals for them while they are going through the process of deciding whether to disclose to family. Additionally, we offer PFLAG+ resources to the young person, for family, including PFLAG+ which hastens their understanding and support

For those who aren’t accepted by family we want them to know they are welcome and supported by PFLAG+.

Please note we have done our best to be as supportive and inclusive as possible, so if pronouns or terminology is not always correct or at times inconsistent in our resources, please accept our apologies.

 

Shelley Argent OAM (view bio),
Past PResident
National Spokesperson, PFLAG+

PFLAG Near You
Did you know that PFLAG is an international group? Find out about other PFLAG groups around Australia, and around the world.

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Resources
We have a great selection of brochures, eBooks, posters, audio files, videos and more for those looking to understand more about LGBTIQ+ issues, marriage equality, homophobia in the workplace and more.

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How can we help?

Need some support or advice for a LGBTIQ+ issue? We’re here to help.

 

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Become a Member
Become a member of PFLAG Brisbane to have your say & assist us with our goals. It’s easy to join and we have option for individual/family memberships, as well as business memberships.

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Meetings & Events
Check out our upcoming meeting dates and join us for a group meet & greet. We also often have a guest speaker at our meetings to assist with any questions you may have.

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Our Aims
We want to help families accept and understand, as well as educate the community. We also advocate for the LGBTIQ+ community through various events and functions.

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