PFLAG Placer County


PFLAG Placer County promotes the health and well-being of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) people, their families and friends through:
- Support - to cope with adversity in our society
- Education - to enlighten the public
- Advocacy - to end discrimination and to secure civil rights

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Address: 2280 Grass Valley Hwy 293
Auburn, CA 95603
County or Parish: Placer County
Primary NTEE: Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 
Sub NTEE: Lesbian/Gay Rights 
Executive Director: Susan Conforti
Contact Email: Information@pflagplacercounty.org
Primary Phone: 916-863-9622
Website: http://www.pflagplacercounty.org
After her son was attacked in 1972 at a gay rights protest, Jeanne Manford started an international movement when she marched with her son in New York's Pride Day parade, carrying a sign that read, "Parents of Gays: Unite in Support of Our Children." Many gays and lesbians approached her during the parade, begging her to talk to their parents. She decided to begin a support group with approximately 20 people attending. Chapters sprang up across the country, and united, forming the Federation of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. PFLAG formally incorporated in California in 1982. PFLAG Placer County was founded in 2007 with a small group of parents, allies, and people from the local LGBT community. The group meets monthly in Auburn and provides support for approximately 50-70 people. Our educational programs are active throughout the Placer County community.
PFLAG Greater'Placer County projects seeking funds and volunteers to assist with:


Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Program - Anti-bullying campaign ($1,000)
  2. Funding: Program - Scholarship program for local high school students ($5,000)
  3. Funding: Program - Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club support and education (at local high schools) ($1,500)
  4. Funding: Other - Supplying chapter library with LGBT-related materials and pamphlets (educational, support-related, etc). ($400 annually)
  5. Technology - Supplies for 'Speakers Bureau' ($500 for speakers, laptop, etc.).
'PFLAG provides a safe, confidential and compassionate place for families and individuals to talk about sexual orientation. As a safe place, each month our meeting draws 50-70 individuals who talk about their experiences, worries, etc. without judgement. Some choose to sit quietly and listen, while many come seeking information. We offer two, one hour meetings prior to our general meeting specifically for: 1) Parents, families and friends who have just discovered their family or friend is LGBT, 2) A transgender support group welcoming transgender peoples, their friends and family. Our general meeting includes introductions, small group discussion and an educational program or other programs of interest. We are an all-volunteer chapter of parents, LGBT, and allies wanting to help or educate themselves. All work to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.'

Sincerely,
Marianne Coombes, Committee Member