PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Regional Meeting: Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington)
Track: Interact in Roundtables
Saturday, October 26 – 5:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Room: Count Basie Ballroom
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!
Drew Griffin, PFLAG National Regional Director
Drew was told shortly after he came out of the closet that he had to become an activist because, ”that is what gay people do”, so he became an activist. He has the overwhelming desire to make life better for LGBTQ+ people and our allies. He has spent 26 years studying LGBTQ+ culture; nightlife, relationships, racism, addiction, homelessness, domestic violence, coming out, politics, and family. He has learned that one person can make a difference; one home, one neighborhood, one community at a time, because he has done it himself. He’s helped establish the current agenda for PFLAG Washington State Council that will create new chapter locations, strengthen existing chapters, enhance partnership relations with LGBTQ+ organizations, and lead advocacy efforts.