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Greater Boston PFLAG
85 River St., Suite 3A

P.O. Box 541619
Waltham, MA
02454

Tel: 781-891-5966
Fax: 781-891-7444
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Helpline: 866-427-3524

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Support Groups

Greater Boston PFLAG started with a small group of parents with LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and questioning) children who began meeting in private homes in Cambridge in 1978. Today we are part of a national grass-roots organization with over 500 PFLAG chapters located throughout the United States and the world. We are parents, families, friends and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons who are committed to giving support to one another.

Our support groups, which we call chapter meetings, are a great place to get to know other people with LGBTQ family members and friends, and to receive information and support. Meetings are relaxed and informal, and everyone is welcome.  We start with a brief information/business session and devote the remaining time to support. Each person has an opportunity to speak, but no one is pressured. Discussions are completely confidential.

A variety of people attend our meetings; including Parents of LGBTQ and LGBT people. Attendance varies every month and can range from four to 30 people.


Greater Boston PFLAG Support Groups

Groups for parents/families & friends of transgender and/or gender non-conforming children of any age


Andover - Parents of Transgender and/or Gender Non-Conforming Children
Contact for details on meeting times and places.
Margie -
MerrimackValleypflagT@gbpflag.org

Easton - Parents of Transgender and/or Gender Non-Conforming Children
Contact for details on meeting times and places.
Ken - Ken@thinkres.com

Boston - Parents of Transgender and/or Gender Non-Conforming Children
Contact for details on meeting times and places.
Joan - jkkf136@gmail.com

Waltham - Parents of Transgender and/or Gender Non-Conforming Children
Contact for details on meeting times and places.
Sandra - WalthamChapterT@gbpflag.org

Waltham *Group for parents of MTF transgender or Gender Non-Conforming children only
Contact for details on meeting times and places.
Dianne -
teachkids427@hotmail.com

Waltham - SIBLINGS & EXTENDED FAMILY (18y/o +) of Transgender and/or Gender Non-Conforming people 
Contact for details on meeting times and places.
Joan - jkkf136@gmail.com

 

Parents of LGBTQ Support Groups

Arlington
2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:15pm
First Parish Church, 630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington
Contact: Ann at pflagarlmass@yahoo.com or 781-891-5966

Belmont - McLean Hospital
3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm-8:30
McLean Hospital – Admissions Building Room 339, 115 Mill St. Belmont, MA. 
Contact: Marsha - Athena.edmonds@gbpflag.org

Cape Ann
1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm
First Universalist Church of Essex, 57 Main St., Essex (the intersection of routes 133 and 22) www.uuessex.org for directions
Contact: Melanie at weeartie@yahoo.com or call 978-768-3690
 
Concord
3rd Sunday of the month, 7:00pm
West Concord Union Church; 1317 Main St. Concord, MA (across from Fowler Library at Main and Pine Streets)
Contact: Ken Heideman at
kheideman@ametsoc.org

Easton
4th Monday of the month (if holiday, then 3rd Monday), 7:30pm 
Unity Church, 9 Main Street, North Easton, MA 02356
Contact: Dianne at pflagsouth@verizon.net or 781-891-5966

Metrowest
4th Monday of the month, 7:00pm
Rice House, 309 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills
Rice House is on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills
Contact: metrowestpflag@verizon.net or 781-891-5966

Andover, Merrimack Valley
4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm
South Church, 41 Central St., Andover, MA
Contact: merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or 781-891-5966

Reading
2nd Thursday of the month, 7:30pm
Loring House, 211 Summer Ave., Reading.
Loring House is on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, at the intersection of Woburn St. and Summer Ave. Look for the rainbow flag on the porch.
Contact: Martha at pflagreading@aol.com

 

Other PFLAG Support Groups
 
Brewster/Cape Cod
3rd Monday of the month, 7:00pm
First Parish Brewster, intersection of route 6A and Breakwater Rd., Brewster
Contact: 
508-255-5476 or info@pflagcapecod.org
 
Falmouth/Cape Cod
Last Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm 
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth, 840 Sandwich Road, East Falmouth. 
Contact: 508-420-0696 or amy@pflagcapecod.org

Martha's Vineyard
3rd Sunday fo the month, 3:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 238 Main St., Vineyard Haven
Contact: rabrown1950@aol.com or 508-627-4948

Northampton
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm
Highland Valley Elder Services, Cutlery Building, 320 Riverside Dr.
Contact:  Jane at jcmalinski48@gmail.com or 413 625-6636

Springfield
4th Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm
Feeding Hills Congregational Church, 21 N Westfield St., Feeding Hills
Contact: agrace1966@comcast.net or 413-786-5061
  
Worcester
3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm
The Bridge, 4 Mann St., Worcester
Contact: Laura at 508 631-2699 or safehomes@thebridgecm.org
 
Meetings of Related Organizations
 
Always Our Children
1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm
Community Room of Sacred Heart Convent (behind Sacred Heart Church), 395 Chestnut St., Springfield
Contact: www.fortunatefamilies.com or Ann 413-736-6803
 
Straight Spouses Group
Boston group, contact: ssn.boston@straightspouse.org
or call Ivan at 978-618-6670. Other areas: www.straightspouse.org/
 
Transgender Group
Waltham/Tiffany Club of New England
Contact: 781-899-3230 or 781-891-9325
 
 

 

 

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