PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Regional Meeting: Gulf (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico)
Track: Interact in Roundtables
Saturday, October 26 – 5:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Room: Bennie Moten 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!
Conal Charles, PFLAG National Regional Director
Conal was born and raised in Mumbai, India. In 2005, he came to the United States on an MBA scholarship, moving to Atlanta shortly after. In 2009, he found his local PFLAG chapter and some wonderfully supportive parents who helped him with his own coming-out journey; their support inspired him to continue his work with PFLAG. Conal joined the board of PFLAG Atlanta in 2010, serving two terms as Co-President. He now serves as the PFLAG Gulf Regional Director, serving the chapters in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Puerto Rico.