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Who We Are

PFLAG ​is the nation's largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.  Founded in 1973 by a mother and her gay son, PFLAG was born from the unified front of a family leading with love. An inspiring alliance of LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones continues to fuel PFLAG, fifty years later.


PFLAG’s network of hundreds of chapters and more than 325,000 members and supporters are helping create an equitable and inclusive world where every LGBTQ+ person is safe, celebrated, empowered, and loved.

Dr. George G. West II Memorial Scholarship

Dr. George G. West, II was a native of Punxsutawney, PA. He served as a professor at Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria campus, for over 30 years. He was a strong advocate for non-traditional post-secondary education and higher education for non-traditional students.

The purpose of the Dr. George G. West, II Scholarship is to support members of the LGBTQ community in their quest for continuing education beyond high school, regardless of when or how the high school diploma was achieved. We welcome applicants who are pursuing professional and/or trade certifications, associate degree or bachelor degrees.

Upcoming Dates

All are welcome to attend - we offer a wide array of programs to support you as you support your loved ones.

In-Person Support Meeting

Sunday, July 14 at 2:00 PM

@ Vintage Senior Center in East Liberty

Virtual Support Meeting

Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 PM

Email to be added to the list to receive the Zoom link.

 Please consider making a donation to help us provide the valuable services our members need! Also, check out our Donate/Membership link to find out how to become a member, or pay yearly dues. Thank you for your support! 
Click on the yellow button below to donate. 

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Support Groups/Adult (in-person)

Connect with other "veteran" parents or find someone to talk to. Call us at 412-833-4556.

Groups form at our monthly meetings in-person on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm. All are welcome to participate at whatever level they are comfortable with. 

Support Groups/Adult
(via Zoom)

We will hold virtual support meetings via Zoom on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to participate at whatever level they are comfortable with. 

We will no longer use the current email invitation list for the virtual meetings. If you want to attend the meeting, email Dave West at to be added to the new list.

Support Group/Youth​​

 While we are holding meetings via Zoom, we will not be offering a youth group during our Support meetings. We encourage youth looking for a support group to contact the Hugh Lane Foundation or Gender Spectrum.

A closed (safe) Facebook support group of parents of LGBTQIA+ youth. Contact the Warmline at 412-833-4556 for more information. 

We would love to welcome you to our parent-to-parent coffee! This
informal gathering allows us as parents of transgender, gender diverse and gender questioning children to connect.
This is a parent-run event, open only to parents and direct caregivers of these children. We respect each other's confidentiality and the fact that we may be in different stages of this journey. We all have felt very alone and confused at times, and have found that connecting with other parents of gender-diverse children to be a great relief.

Join us online for a ZOOM get-together once a month at 7:00 pm.​

2024 Dates

January 18th
February 15th
March 14th
April 18th
May 23th
June 13th

Please email for details.

*The teen/young adult meetings are every 2 weeks

PFLAG Connects: Communities is an initiative by PFLAG National that aims to provide a space where people with shared experiences can connect each month in virtual support settings. There are currently communities for those who are AAPI, Black/African-American, Latino, and in the military.

Speakers Bureau

PFLAG Pittsburgh can provide a speaker or information table for events in the Pittsburgh area. PFLAG speakers often present to students, educators, church groups, support groups, rallies, etc. Speakers are trained to answer questions regarding LGBT issues, coming out, referrals, and resources.
Click the button below for more info.

Contact Us


Parent Support:

Warmline/Support: 412-833-4556

Mailing Address:

PFLAG Pittsburgh

PO Box 5406

Pittsburgh, PA 15206


One of the hallmark programs of PFLAG Pittsburgh are our support groups. Keeping relationships strong and keeping families together when someone comes
out is one of our most important missions. For more information, please visit our 'Support' page.


PFLAG Pittsburgh provides educational opportunities for community organizations, schools, and individuals. Should you want further information, please visit our 'Education' page for more details.


Advocacy is a big part of the work we do, working to achieve LGBTQ equality through changing not only hearts and minds, but laws. For more information, please visit
our 'Advocacy' page.

“All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.”
- Harvey Milk
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