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SUPPORT MEETINGS

If you or someone you care about has come out as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or other queer identity), PFLAG Rome’s monthly support, discussion and education meetings are here for you!

PFLAG Rome meets monthly with a support group for family, allies and adults in LGBTQ community (age 18+), and a separate group for teens age 13-17. All groups are led by trained facilitators. 

Registration is required for each meeting, and a private link will be sent to your email address to access the meeting. Join our Facebook page or our email list to get notifications of all meetings and other events!

Online Meeting
Taking Notes during a Virtual Meeting
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A SUPPORT MEETING
  • A warm welcome, presentation of group guidelines, and brief introductions

  • Facilitated discussion based on the needs of the attendees

  • Our support groups focus on challenges and feelings associated with coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning – LGBTQ+ – and the way this impacts relationships with families, friends, and our larger communities. 

  • We provide support by listening carefully, sharing our own stories, and discussing our own problem-solving experiences. 

  • The facilitator(s) want everyone to have a chance to bring up any issues they want to raise during our meeting.  However, we will not “call on” people and put them on the spot, knowing that not everyone is ready to share. 

  • Wrap-up and announcements

  • Confidentiality is a top priority

  • You may participate in the discussion or just observe, whichever you feel most comfortable doing.

ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT

If you need help now, we have individuals who are willing to email, talk on the phone, meet for coffee…whatever makes you comfortable and provides the support you need.  We make every attempt to have someone get back to you within 48 hours.

Outdoors Meeting