The Film Club meets monthly at the Tyler Chamber of Commerce Genecov Room on the second Friday of the month at 7 p.m.  to watch Hollywood movies or documentaries with a GLBT theme or characters.  Movie being viewed is usually emailed to the group a week before and posted to Facebook event page.

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Calendar.  If you have any suggestions on movies you would like the group to view please let us know.

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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I'd like to invite you to join me for my weekly tea, called "TTT" for Thursday Tea at Two.  


This is a modest event, with a handful of people showing up at my home 1743 Old Oak Dr,  in Tyler, between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. every Thursday.  We usually talk about politics, or TAG activities, and if often serves as a think-tank for items that come up in TAG board meetings.  I do hope you'll join us.


-Troy Carlyle


Note:  There is no need to rsvp, but if you need directions, please feel rree to contact Troy at troy@tridd.com

  • Annual Ball
  • Annual Food Drive
  • Annual Picnic
  • Bowling
  • Brunch
  • Camping 
  • Dinner Group
  • Film Club
  • Football
  • Game Night
  • Ladies Dinner
  • ​PFLAG
  • Pink Pistols
  • Pride - Dallas
  • Pride - Longview
  • Volunteer
  • Weekly Tea

This group currently has no leader.  If you would like to become a leader or help with one of our groups please contact us at info@tylerareagays.com


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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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Pink Pistols is an opportunity for people in our community to learn more about guns and gun safety.  Education in weapons and how to use these weapons can empower people to defend themselves and their property.  The  proper licensing can extend this empowerment.  There is no advocation for violence towards anyone by this group.  The use of a gun must only be used as a last resort.  We have included a link to the TxDPS website that explains the gun laws governing Concealed Handgun Licensing.  We meet to shoot, clean our weapons, and discuss the laws and issues regarding fun ownership.  We have also gone to fun shows together. 

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The Bowling Group usually meets at Green Acres Bowl 2311 E Southeast Loop 323 Tyler, TX 75703 on a Wednesday once a month.  Reminders on location and time are usually emailed to the group a week before and posted to Facebook event page.


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The Brunch Group meets every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at a different restaurant each month.  


Brunch Group is currently not active.  If you would like to help by Co-Chairing and reactivating please contact us at SocialCommittee@TylerAreaGays.com


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This group was created to promote the GLBT Football League in Tyler, Texas.  Our focus will be East Texas.  We Want to form at least one team and if there is enough interest we will have more.  It is open to players of all skill and experience levels.  

The current  teams in Texas have formed the Lone Star Flag Football Conference to provide education, fundraising, coaching and acceptance.  Teams in the League include Tyler, Houston, and San Antonio.  There is an annual championship tournament - GayBowl - that is put on by the National Gay Flag Football League.


Pink Pistols - (Currently Inactive)

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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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Groups

Volunteer (Currently Active)

Tyler Transgender Support - (Currently Active)

PFLAG - (Currently Active)

Film Club - (Currently Inactive)

The Volunteer group in the past has helped different organizations in Tyler.  Some of these include  Habitat for Humanity, PATH,  East Texas Cares, and Order of Christian workers.  


Tyler Area Gays maintains a two mile stretch of Highway 69 under the Adopt A Highway Program.  A sign at both ends of the area announces our organization.  The more people help out, the quicker the task is completed.


Please  help us with Tyler Area Gays policy of giving back to our community.  We are in the process of planning volunteer events.  If you have any suggestions on organizations we could volunteer at please let us know.


Reminders of events are emailed a week before and posted to Facebook event page.  Please sign-up and select Volunteer to receive notifications or view our Calendar.

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Come join us ladies as we meet on a Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in a local restaurant.  The occasion is quite informal, consisting of eating, visiting, and planning where and when we will get together the next month.  Reminders on location and time is emailed to the group a week before and posted to Facebook event page.


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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 
Calendar.


Bowling - (Currently Inactive)

​​Game Night - (Currently Active)