By Janice Anderson
The time has come! PFLAG Houston is meeting in person in March. It has been two Marches since our last in-person meeting. The feeling of community we build by meeting parents, friends, and family of LGBTQIA loved ones has carried on through our weekly Zoom meetings, but Zoom meetings just don’t match the warmth and comfort you gain by being in the same room with others sharing experiences, worries, and support.
My first PFLAG meeting was almost six years ago. I clearly remember walking into that meeting that first Sunday and sitting among moms and dads, sisters and friends who were experiencing the same worries that I had with my transgender child. It was a wonderful feeling to know I wasn’t alone. I hope our families joining us during the last two years felt the love and support from PFLAG through their computer screens. I hope they will join us in person to meet and hug those people they have met from afar.
Please join us on March 13, at 2 p.m. for our General Meeting at the Montrose Center. Yay! Our general meeting presentation will be “Meet the Board.” Get to know your PFLAG Houston board members as they share how they came to PFLAG and why they stayed.
After the presentation, we will have a social celebration before our small support groups. Folks are welcome to bring a snack to share, such as a plate of cookies or a bag of chips.
Although the presentation will be simultaneously cast on Zoom, the following in-person small group will not be.
For the near future, our meeting schedule for general and small groups will vary between virtual and in-person.
1st Sunday of each month:
Pearland Small Group (in person only) 2–3:30 p.m.
Mosaic Church, 11901 Shadow Creek Pkwy, Suite #133, Pearland, TX 77584
2nd Sunday of each month:
General Meeting (in-person and virtual via Zoom) 2–3 p.m.
The Montrose Center
Room 113/114, 401 Branard St, Houston, TX 77006
Small-Group follows, 3:15-4:15 pm (in person only)
3rd Sunday of each month
Mid-Month Small Group (virtual via Zoom) 2–3 pm
4th Sunday of each month
Clear Lake Small Group (all are welcome; virtual via Zoom) 2–3 p.m.
PFLAG Houston is committed to supporting families and educating the public about LGBT issues and invites all to consider the group’s numerous volunteer opportunities. PFLAG Houston is also passionate about advocacy to ensure equal human rights and end discrimination. PFLAG Houston invites all family members, parents, and/or youth who are having problems with coming out issues, and welcomes everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, ethnicity, or political persuasion. The group is proud of its rich history and the continued contributions of members and invites all to learn more about the organization and join in efforts to create a more diverse, accepting society. Find a home in PFLAG.