PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Regional Meeting: South Atlantic (Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)
Track: Interact in Roundtables
Saturday, October 26 – 5:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Room: Julia Lee 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!
Kathy Halbrooks, PFLAG National Regional Director
In 2002, Kathy worked in support of a bill to add sexual orientation protections for city employees. The bill failed, but her experience taught her about the issues LGBTQ+ people face and was the start of her work as an active ally. She soon began serving as President of PFLAG Nashville, a position she held for a number of years, and then served as PFLAG’s Tennessee State Coordinator. By day, Kathy works with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, and in 2009, worked to successfully pass a bill that included protection for both sexual orientation and gender identity for city employees.