PFLAG (pronounced “P-flag”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. PFLAG Jersey Shore is one of over 350 local chapters across the country and around the world.
PFLAG Jersey Shore Chapter
PFLAG Jersey Shore was formed in 2004 and serves Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey. Our main role in the community is hosting monthly support meetings (one for all LGBTQ topics and one exclusively for transgender topics) that provide comfort, information and discussion about LGBTQ issues in a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental environment. We have helped countless parents who were struggling to accept their child after they came out as gay, LGBTQ teens who were being harassed in school because of their sexuality, transgender people who were struggling with their transitioning process, and LGBTQ individuals and their loved ones in many other situations. If you or someone you know is in a situation similar to these, we urge you to join us at a support meeting.
We also sponsor a number of other special events throughout the year. Past events have included things like panel discussions for parents of LGBTQ youth at local libraries, involvement in LGBTQ awareness training seminars for schools and workplaces, sponsorship of social and cultural events like LGBTQ youth dances and the NJ Gay Men’s Chorus, and much more. The Upcoming Events page has a full list of special events we are currently planning.