IMPROVING EAST TEXAS GAY LIFE, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING!

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East Texas PFLAG helps keep families together through Education, Support, and Advocacy.  PFLAG stands for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

What Is PFLAG?

          "PFLAG" is Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays. We are a national support, education and advocacy  organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) people, their families,friends, and allies. PFLAG now represents over 250,000 members and supporters, with affiliates located in more than 500 communities in the United States and abroad. PFLAG is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any political or religious institution.

The History Behind PFLAG

In 1972, Morton Manford was physically attacked at a gay rights protest demonstration in New York City. Morty's  parents, Jeanne and Jules Manford, saw the attack on a local newscast and witnessed the police's failure to intervene.  Their outrage turned them into activists.

Jeanne Manford later marched with her gay son in New York City's Pride Day Parade, carrying a sign that said, "We  Love Our Gay Children." Afterwards, many gay and lesbian people begged her to talk to their parents. She decided to  begin a support group where parents could meet in a safe and non-judgmental place and begin to understand that  nothing was wrong with their kids.

The first support group met in March, 1973, with 20 people attending. In response to the need, similar groups sprang  up around the country and in 1979, the handful of support groups around the country met in Washington, D.C. to  coincide with the first national march for gay rights. Two years, later, PFLAG was officially formed.

East Texas PFLAG 
Meets every month on the second Tuesday 6:30 p.m. with board meeting at 6:00 p.m.



Tyler Chamber of Commerece Genecov Room
315 N Broadway Ave#100
Tyler, TX 75702

Mailing Address:
East Texas PFLAG
P. O. Box 13070
Tyler, TX 75713-0703
(903) 330-8901
pflageasttexas@yahoo.com

Web Site: http://www.community.pflag.org/tylereasttexas
​You do not have to give your full name. Any information that you do give is kept strictly confidential.

National PFLAG Organization
1726 M St., NW #400
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8180
www.PFLAG.org

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Game Night is for those who enjoy playing board games - some old games and some new games.  You can pick and choose which games you want to play, find someone who will play with you, and get started.  Examples of games Yahtzee, Rummikub, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Taboo, Quotes, Skip-bo, 42, Scattegories, UNO, Catch Phrase and Parcheesi.  If you have a favorite game, bring it; you'll find someone who'll play with you.  

We normally meet on the last Saturday of each month at the Tyler Chamber of Commerce Genecov  Room from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Everyone brings a favorite snack food so that not only do we play games and visit, but we enjoy various snacks.  We always have a great time and invite you to join us.  Please sign-up and select Game Night to receive notifications or view our 
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The Dinner Group meets monthly every third Thursday at 7 p.m.  We try to choose a different restaurant each month.  If you have any suggestions on new or old eating establishments you would like for us to visit  please let us know.    Reminders on location and time is emailed to the group a week before and posted to Facebook event page.


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Being transgender or knowing someone who is can make you feel all alone, with no one to talk to who really understands. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, confusion, and most of all, isolation. And real life support groups are nearly impossible to find.

That’s why Tyler Transgender Support started. We are a sacred place where you’ll meet new friends who know just what you’re facing because they’ve been there too. Here, you’ll experience understanding and comfort. Members are wonderfully supportive and can carry you through both good and bad times.

The group holds in person meetings twice a month, has two facebook support pages (one public and one private) and a private forums page on their website.


Tyler Transgender Support Group meets first Monday and third Thursday of each Month at 7 p.m.

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