PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Regional Meeting: Mid-Atlantic (DC, Deleware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia)
Track: Interact in Roundtables
Saturday, October 26 – 5:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Room: Big Joe Turner A
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!
Amy Adams, PFLAG National Regional Director
When Amy's 10-year daughter came out as transgender, she immediately searched for local support. She found PFLAG Fredericksburg and in turn, found her tribe. Being apart of PFLAG helped her find her voice and her passion: supporting families of transgender youth and advocating in school systems for stronger, more inclusive policies. Amy has worked with Equality Virginia, the ACLU of Virginia, National Center for Transgender Equality, HRC, and GLSEN to advocate on behalf of LGBTQ families in both the State and US Senate. She also established the first parent support group in her area for parents of transgender and gender nonconforming youth.