In 1982, a small group dedicated to creating a society that is respectful of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities began meeting once a month at Immanuel. This was the beginning of PFLAG Hartford.
Since those early years their numbers have grown, now averaging forty to fifty at our monthly meetings. They are a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, parents, families and friends. Through support, education and advocacy, they work within the greater Hartford area and beyond for equitable laws and policies, affirming families, safe schools, inclusive faith communities and informed lawmakers and public servants.
This past year they worked hard for and celebrated the passage of the transgender non-discrimination bill in the legislature. They have an expansive lending library. They award scholarships for higher education to young GLBT and Ally students who have been active in making a difference in their schools and communities.
PFLAG meets at Immanuel the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30. For more information visit their website www.pflaghartford.org