Dealing with issues of sexual orientation and gender identity can be complicated…

PFLAG SF promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender expansive persons, their families and friends, through support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG SF provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and act to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

There are currently about 80 member families in the San Francisco chapter – about 20-30 members and visitors attend our monthly meetings. We break into small peer-led support groups for the first hour and then gather for a presentation (speaker, video, etc.). Recent topics include:

  • Gay/Straight Alliances in high schools

  • The challenges of religious schools

  • How to support your transgender child

Booklets from PFLAG about family and coming out issues are always available, along with information from other resources in our local communities. We bring our free lending library to each meeting. Refreshments are served during the break between discussion groups and the program.

PFLAG is a tax-exempt 501c3 organization. Donations are always welcome and may be sent to 584 Castro St., #758, San Francisco, CA 94114. All members receive our monthly newsletter and become voting members of PFLAG, Inc.


Support meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month.

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Notice: All meetings are currently virtual. Please contact us for attendance details

You can get involved by attending our monthly meetings; joining PFLAG; writing letters to your representatives and educating yourself. Contact Us for more volunteer opportunities.

PFLAG meetings are open to everyone over the age of 18. People who are LGBTQI are especially welcome.

PFLAG has over 500 chapter/affiliates worldwide. A complete list of contacts is available by attending our meetings; calling our helpline (415-921-8850) or via PFLAG National.

COLAGE, Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere is a group run by and for children of all ages.

The Straight Spouse Support Network is available in the San Francisco Bay Area. Call Amity Pierce Buxton, author of “The Other Side of the Closet”, (510) 525-0200.

We meet in Room B of  the Women’s Building at 3543 18th Street in San Francisco, on the second Tuesday of the month between 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Accessible from the 16th and Mission BART stop or J Muni Line. Check other chapter locations to see if there is one closer to you.

NOTE: Notice: All meetings are currently virtual. Please contact us for attendance details

PFLAG publishes a wide variety of literature that are available as a downloadable PDF on our  PFLAG National website or you can request literature by calling PFLAG-SF at 415-981-8850.

Our chapter has a speaker’s bureau and can usually fill requests. Call us at 415.921.8850 or email us 1-2 months in advance.


With your help, we can succeed in creating a better San Fransisco for all LGBT+ people. Let us know what your needs are or how you would like to help.

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