Jersey Shore PFLAG is a community organization that provides support, education and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their family and friends in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey. Our main activity is hosting monthly support meetings that provide comfort, information and discussion about LGBT issues, and we also sponsor a number of other special events throughout the year. If you or someone you know if gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, please visit the Support Meetings page to find out more information about when and where we meet. We hope to see you soon!
Get a Jersey Shore PFLAG T-shirt!
We are proud to be selling custom Jersey Shore PFLAG T-shirts in the time leading up to Asbury Park Pride (June 2nd)! You can choose a shirt in any color of the rainbow flag if you order by May 8th! Click here for details, a preview image of what the shirt will look like, and instructions on how to place your order.
Next Support Meetings
We host 3 support meetings for LGBT individuals and their families and friends every month. Our Monmouth County support group in Shrewsbury meets the 2nd Monday of each month, and our Ocean County support group in Toms River meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. We also have a support group just for transgender/transfamily issues in Shrewsbury, which meets the 3rd Monday of each month. All meetings start at 7:00 pm. For location, details and directions, visit the Support Meetings page. We encourage you to call us at 908-814-2155 before attending your first PFLAG support group so we can direct you to the meeting that will be best for your needs and answer any questions you may have about attending.
May 20, 2013 – Transgender support group in Shrewsbury
June 10, 2013 – Monmouth County support group in Shrewsbury
June 12, 2013 – Ocean County support group in Toms River – guest speaker
June 17, 2013 – Transgender support group in Shrewsbury
Other Upcoming Events
For all the details about any of these events, visit the Upcoming Events page.
May 15, 2013 – Do the Right Thing: Preventing Harassment in Your Workplace
May 15, 2013 – 4th Annual GSA Poetry Slam
June 2, 2013 – Annual Pride Day in Asbury Park
June 4, 2013 – Jersey Shore PFLAG Fundraiser – Performance of the play Present Laughter – CHANGE OF DATE!
August 9, 2013 – LGBT Night at the Blue Claws Baseball Game – CHANGE OF DATE!
Statements from the PFLAG National Office
We also have an assortment of other news, information or events that apply to the LGBT community. Please visit the Bulletins page for details on the headlines below.
- Camp Highlight, an overnight camp for children of LGBT individuals
- Research study about safe sex and HIV/AIDS conducted by Rutgers Professor Dr. LaSala
Mourning the loss of PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford
Jersey Shore PFLAG mourns the loss of Jeanne Manford, the founder of the organization that became PFLAG, who passed away on January 8th at the age of 92. Manford courageously marched in support of her gay son in 1972 and has become known as “the mother of the straight ally movement.” “The world has lost a pioneer,” writes PFLAG Executive Director Jody Huckabee. Read PFLAG National’s full statement on the passing of Jeanne Manford here, as well as her obituary here. Our condolences go out to her family and friends.