Jersey Shore PFLAG is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide support for the families and allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and LGBT individuals themselves; education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBT; and advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for LGBT people. We are a local chapter of PFLAG National, our parent organization, which envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
We operate locally in Monmouth and Ocean counties of New Jersey. Our chapter hosts three support groups each month and sponsors numerous other events throughout the year. If you or someone you know is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, we invite you to join us!
All inclusive support group at the Ocean County meeting
2nd Monday of every month in Toms River
This is a large and diverse support group that includes parents, families, allies, and LGBT individuals seeking support and education pertaining to LGBT issues.
Transgender / Transfamilies support group at the Monmouth County meeting
3rd Monday of every month in Shrewsbury
Our Transgender / Transfamilies support group is open to transgender people and their parents, families, friends, and allies. It offers support and education regarding gender identity and related topics.
Meets on an as-needed basis
This group is for parents and family members who have a child who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning. (Parents of transgender individuals are encouraged to attend the transgender/transfamilies support group.) The parents meeting is only held on an as-needed basis, so we ask that you kindly call us at 908-814-2155 or email us at email@example.com at least 3 days in advance so we can arrange for a facilitator to attend. We also ask that you confirm your attendance by noon on the day of the meeting. Thank you. Parents and family members are always welcome at our Toms River support meeting.
* Please note – All minors (under the age of 18) who come to a PFLAG meeting must attend with their parent or legal guardian, or have a signed letter from their parent or guardian giving them permission to attend.
If you have any questions, please call us at (908) 814-2155.
Next Support Meetings
June 20, 2016 – Transgender/transfamilies support group at the Monmouth County meeting
July 13, 2016 – All inclusive support group at the Ocean County meeting
July 18, 2016 – Transgender/transfamilies support group at the Monmouth County meeting
Other Upcoming Events
November 11 & 12, 2016 – Gender Conference East