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Finding Support When Someone Close to You Comes Out

Keeping relationships strong and keeping families together when someone comes out is one of PFLAG Pgh's most important activities. PFLAG Pgh's helps parents when they find out that a child is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Brothers, sisters, and other family members also find information and advice through PFLAG Pgh that helps them better understand and strengthen relationships with LGBT loved ones.

Just as important as serving the families and friends of LGBT people is helping LGBT individuals directly when they experience difficulties coming out and finding acceptance from their families. Coming out is a process that is liberating but also difficult. At PFLAG Pgh, we understand the journey that LGBT people go through as they accept themselves and come out to others. We offer support and unconditional love through that journey.

Our Support Groups:

One of the main programs at PFLAG Pittsburgh are our support groups that meet on the second Sunday of each month beginning at 2:00pm.


We have 2 different kinds of groups. Which works best for you?

  1. Open Community Groups

    These group are for parents, friends, and family members of the LGBTQ community. They are open to anyone who would like to attend and would like to give or offer support to people in their community. The majority of people who attend are parents of LGBTQ people.

  2. Parents of Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Gender Questioning People

    These groups are only for parents and caregivers of transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender questioning people. Some exceptions are made for extended family. Send us an email at to learn more.

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