PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Regional Meeting: Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio)
Track: Interact in Roundtables
Saturday, October 26 – 5:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Room: Mary Lou Williams AB
Being part of a PFLAG chapter comes with lots of successes and many questions. Our work is not easy. However, there is one person who can help your chapter navigate the challenges and celebrate the victories: your Regional Director. Each volunteer Regional Director oversees several states in one of thirteen Regions. Regional Directors work to start new chapters and trouble shoot the inevitable concerns that are a part of our work. You should know your Regional Director! We are here to help. So come spend time with your Regional Director, and other chapter leaders from your state and region, and let’s talk. Bring your questions, your concerns, your hopes, and your successes. Your Regional Director won’t have all the answers, but the best ideas start with a conversation. See you there!
Cathy Wyatt, PFLAG National Regional Directors Council
Cathy and her partner Dan are the parents of five adult children. With Dan’s support and encouragement, Cathy fulfilled her dream to attend college at 48 years old. She received a BS in 2005 and MS in 2010 from Indiana University, School of Public Health - Human Development and Family Studies program. Cathy’s PFLAG journey began after her youngest son (then 20) confided in her that he was gay. Shortly after this conversation, she stumbled upon a local PFLAG group. Cathy served as PFLAG White River Valley President for seven years. She works both openly and discreetly with families in a small conservative community as they navigate the journey of their questions, concerns, and growth.