Families and Friends of LGBTQ Folks Meet this Friday

pflag phx logoThe monthly PFLAG meeting (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) for Fountain Hills and the surrounding communities meets at 7pm Friday, July 25th at The Fountains, a United Methodist Church.

The goal of PFLAG is to provide support and encouragement to the parents, families, and friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and “Questioning” (LGBTQ) individuals. Meetings are a safe and confidential place to discuss sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and be in dialogue with others on topics concerning LGBTQ people and their families. PFLAG is not only a support group for parents and friends of LGBTQ folks but includes the participation of LGBTQ folks themselves.

One of the Fountain Hills PFLAG participants shared that, “A friend wrote recently of their latest visit with a son and daughter-in-law in another state.” The couple’s son is gay, a realization that emerged over the previous year. It has been heartwarming to see their determination to make their home a “safe” place for their son. “What a super thing for home to be safe – and also a neat thing that PFLAG is a safe place,” he wrote.

So, if you’re looking for a safe place to ask questions, be encouraged by others, and discover that you’re not the only one in the world who has ever experienced the feelings you’re going through, then PFLAG is for you. The gatherings are confidential and no one is expected to say or share anything if they don’t want to.

Anyone is welcome to attend: folks who have an LGBTQ family member or friend, LGBTQ individuals themselves, and straight allies who support LGBTQ individuals and the advancement of LGBTQ civil rights. The Fountain Hills support group is one of seven monthly support groups in the Phoenix metropolitan area operated by PFLAG Phoenix (www.pflagphoenix.org). The Fountain Hills meeting is held the fourth Friday of each month at The Fountains, a United Methodist Church, located at 15300 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. For questions about the Fountain Hills group email  info@pflagphoenix.org  or call 602.843.1404. All contacts are kept confidential.

PGLAG meets at The Fountains the fourth Friday of every month.

The Fountains, a United Methodist Church is located at 15300 N. Fountain Hills Blvd.

For more info, call the church office at: (480) 837.7627

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The Fountains UMC is creating a plan for its response to COVID-19, with the goal of maintaining social distance to keep everyone safe. Sharing information and maintaining contact with members and the community is critical, and to that end we have several actions in process. Watch here for updates, and come back often to check on new information!

  • All in-person meetings and group gatherings on campus are supended through the end of April.
  • The Fountains UMC Office will be open by appointment only until further notice.
  • Sunday morning Celebrations are Live-Streamed at 9:30am only, no face-to-face gatherings.
  • Meals at JUSTA and Halle Centers are suspended until further notice.
  • April 24-26 Mingus Mountain All Church Camp is cancelled
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