Do you need a little LGBTQ+ positivity and community? PFLAG Connects is a way to meet where you are, as you are, through online meetings with your local PFLAG chapter, live broadcasts on social media (including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn), online activities, resources, and more.
Access Support Services via PFLAG Connects:
PFLAG Connects brings the PFLAG Chapter Network--400+ chapters in all 50 states--online, providing digital meetings and events to their local communities and to your family and LGBTQ+ loved ones.
Participating chapters will receive ongoing support from PFLAG National, including up-to-date education and best practices to help deliver great online meetings and events. PFLAG Connects supports you at a time when support is needed more than ever.
Reach out via email, phone, and social media and follow them for updates on virtual meetings and events!
The PFLAG Connects Newsletter:
The PFLAG Connects weekly newsletter, with online support, education, and advocacy tools to keep you connected even as you socially distance. Be sure to sign up to receive our newsletters.
Here is a sneak peak of one of the regular features:
Three Steps to Being a Better Self-Care Advocate (While You’re Stuck at Home)
Just because you’re staying in doesn’t mean your skills should slow down! So, stay safe and take these steps to engage.
Learn: Read this article on the history of self-care and these 12 quotes from Audre Lorde so you can better understand and explain why taking care of our mental and physical health is an integral part of activism.
Watch: Check out Something to Talk About Live from April 1, 2021, which focused on the mental health impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ+ youth (and be sure to check out this week’s Something to Talk About Live, where we will continue the conversation). You can also check out this iconic video from Angela Davis on radical self-care posted as a part of a video series by AfroPunk in 2018.
Share: Use social media to share with friends and family what you’ve been doing to take care of yourself lately. Post a list of self-care activities, like this one from GirlBoss, to get the conversation started with groups you are a part of online.
Something to Talk About LIVE:
Something to Talk About LIVE, hosted by the PFLAG National Learning & Inclusion team, is a weekly broadcast that creates conversations around LGBTQ+ inclusion and diversity. Join us every Thursday at 4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT on social media (including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn) to be a part of the discussion. Viewers are invited to share their thoughts, ask questions, and their comments may even be featured on the live stream!
You can also use the article and questions posted each week to create your own conversations with colleagues, classmates, friends, and family members!
The archive of past broadcasts is available here: Something to Talk About LIVE