Once your PFLAG Connects Zoom account is approved you can get to work on setting up, hosting, and further developing your PFLAG meetings and events. On this page you’ll find resources that will help you plan your support group meetings, community education events, and advocacy efforts.

Using Virtual Meetings for Support Groups: 

Before you get started please be sure to review the PFLAG Virtual Meeting and Event Planning Template (Word Doc) for PFLAG Chapters. If you have questions please reach out to the Chapter Engagement Coordinator for your region. Chapter Leaders in the Western Region should contact Jamie Curtis, Director of Chapter Engagement.

PFLAG chapters who want to host virtual support group meetings have a number of planning tools available to help ensure everything goes smoothly. This includes: 

And don’t forget to check out the resources available for using virtual meetings to plan community education events, do advocacy work at the local, state, and federal level, and to socialize and create community.

Using Virtual Meetings for Community Education: 

PFLAG Connects can provide you with an effective – and easy – way to host educational programs with your chapter. Moving from in-person engagement to online conversations may seem tricky, but we’ve created guides to get you started that feature some of the most commonly-used chapter programs in virtual form.

Before you move on…Be sure to download the PFLAG Virtual Meeting and Event Planning Template for PFLAG Chapters to help organize your event like a pro. If you have questions please reach out to the Chapter Engagement Coordinator for your region. Chapter Leaders in the Western Region should contact Jamie Curtis, Director of Chapter Engagement.

The possibilities truly are endless. If you have an idea for virtual community education that you’d like to suggest, please contact Jamie Henkel (jhenkel@pflag.org). And don’t forget to check out the resources available for using virtual meetings to plan your support group meetings, do advocacy work at the local, state, and federal level, and socialize and create community.

Using Virtual Meetings as an Advocacy Tool: 

PFLAG Connects isn’t just for hosting support meetings. PFLAG chapters who engage in advocacy work can use the system too. We’ve created a starting place for your efforts, featuring a number of events and programs, all of which can be done virtually. These include: 

Before you get started on advocacy efforts, please be sure to review the Dos and Don’ts of Advocacy for PFLAG Chapters and this video from the PFLAG Votes video series. If you have questions please reach out to Diego Sanchez, Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Partnerships (dsanchez@pflag.org). 

This isn’t comprehensive list of advocacy activities that you can do using PFLAG Connects. The possibilities for what you can do truly are endless. If you have an idea for virtual advocacy that you’d like to suggest, please contact Patrick Cochran (pcochran@pflag.org). And don’t forget to check out the resources available for using virtual meetings to plan your support group meetings, plan community education events, and socialize and create community.

Using Virtual Meetings to Socialize and Create Community: 

For many chapters, PFLAG Connects is a way to continue providing support services in challenging times. But PFLAG Connects is so much more than just support groups. Used differently, it provides you with opportunities to create community and socializing experiences for everyone. Some of these activities can be added to your regular chapter meetings. Others can be expanded to become easy-to-plan and host stand-alone social events.

These lists are never complete! We’d love to hear what you’re doing. If you have an idea for using virtual meetings to socialize and create community that you’d like to suggest, please contact Jamelle Dooley (jdooley@pflag.org).

And don’t forget to check out the resources available for using virtual meetings plan your support group meetings, plan community education events, and do advocacy work at the local, state, and federal level.

Before you get started, be sure to review the security and safety recommendations from PFLAG National to ensure that your social events are a welcoming and inclusive space for your chapter members.  If you have questions you can also reach out to the Chapter Engagement Coordinator for your region. Chapter Leaders in the Western Region should contact Jamie Curtis, Director of Chapter Engagement.