71-11 112th Street
Forest Hills, New York 11375

We are the Queens NYC Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

PFLAG is worldwide support group for the family members and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

The PFLAG-Queens meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month, at 2:00 PM at: the Reform Temple of Forest Hills located at 71-11 112th Street (2 blocks north of Queens Blvd.)

Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender 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.

We provide opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

PFLAG serves gay men, lesbian women, bisexuals, transgendered persons and their parents, families and friends. Anyone who wants to help end discrimination based on sexual orientation. We welcome "straight, but not narrow" members openly!.

Take the E,F,G or R trains to the 71-Continental Ave stop (note: The V
train does not run on Sunday).
Take the Q60 bus to the corner of Queens Blvd and 71/Continental Ave.

Other buses that are in the area are: Q23, Q65A

Walk North on 71 Avenue (Sterling Bank is on the North side of Queens Blvd.) for about two blocks (112th Street). Cross the Street and turn right. The Temple is up the block.

Coming Out Help for Families and Friends

Your first reaction to learning that your loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning can range anywhere from anger to sadness, fear to hurt, confusion to grief, and anywhere and everything in between. These emotions and the thousands of others that parents, families, and friends experience as they navigate their loved ones coming out process are normal.

We can tell you with absolute certainty that you're not alone. According to statistics, one in every ten people in this country and around the world is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT). Approximately one in four families has an immediate family member who is GLBT, and most people have at least one GLBT individual in their extended circle of friends and family.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is here for you. Our members are parents, families and friends of GLBT people and GLBT people themselves.

We have been through much of what you are now feeling. We understand.

All residents of Queens and the surrounding tri-state area who are in need of our help and support should not hesite to come to a meeting, to phone us or contact us by e-mail.

We are here for you!

Official Website: http://pflag-queens.org/

Added by pflag_queens on May 18, 2008