We are gathered here because we each have learned that we are, or someone we love and care about is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming.
We want to help each other deal with this information in a positive and mature manner. We want to learn from each other, and eventually be content with ourselves and with those we love or care about who are GLBTQ.
Although we do not expect everyone to agree at all times, we try to be understanding of one another. We have a common bond, a GLBTQ relative or friend. We will keep an open mind, be willing to offer support to any person, but not force ourselves on others.
We most earnestly welcome new members and encourage all to attend as many meetings as possible, for their own good and that of the group. It is our hope that when each of us reaches a point of being whole and secure in our understanding and acceptance of our GLBTQ loved ones, we realize that is when the group needs us the most.
What is said here must stay here. Confidentiality is important to us, for one reason or another, and at all times we must respect each other's rights.
Welcome to PFLAG Detroit!
You may find in your support groups that there are frequent discussions centered around "religion." Please understand that this subject, in no way indicates, that PFLAG is a religious organization. It happens that religion has played an important role in many people's lives and has been the source of some pain in coming to grips with one's own or one's child's sexuality. The subject of religion therefore is one which comes up quite naturally when people are struggling with what their faith says about their sexuality and what they know themselves, through their own experience. PFLAG does not endorse or support any particular religion. We are a secular organization made up of people of many different (and sometimes no) faiths.