PFLAG Dallas (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Inc)

A nonprofit organization

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$3,000 Goal

Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Its goals are to support, educate and advocate on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community.

Here's how the Dallas chapter of PFLAG meets those goals:


About 100 people per year reach out to our chapter through our hotline or online messaging, with questions or concerns about an LGBTQ+ loved one. Often it is their first time talking to someone about these issues, and we offer an understanding ear having traveled that road ourselves.

We hold monthly support meetings attended by family members, friends and allies, in addition to LGBTQ+ folk. Each month, a guest presenter shares their story to further our understanding of the community. Organizations represented have included Equality Texas, Lambda Legal, Cathedral of Hope, DFW Trans Kids and Families, Dallas Police Department, and Dallas ISD.

Our chapter has been in the Dallas Pride Parade and Festival since 1992, where our free hugs and skittles have earned us participant awards several recent years. We've also been in Carrollton, Frisco, and Rowlett Pride events.

PFLAG Dallas is a member of the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce.


PFLAG family members are in a unique position to tell their stories as LGBTQ+ allies, and we are often in demand to serve on panels or present at corporate and other workshops and fairs. We also provide educational materials for attendees.

We've visited:

Businesses - Bank of America, Raytheon, Eriksson, Citi, Capital One, AECOM, Ally Bank

Schools - Dallas ISD, Richardson ISD, CFB ISD, University of North Texas, UT Arlington, Texas Woman's University

Government - US Department of Labor, Environmental Protection Agency

Arts Community - Bishop Arts Theatre Center (Women's Theatre Festival)


Though nonpartisan, our chapter works to make sure our members and others are educated on LGBTQ+ rights. This spring, representatives of PFLAG Dallas traveled to meet lawmakers in Austin about pending legislation.

Our Needs

We would welcome a relationship with a business who can offer us a discount for printed or promotional materials for our outreach programs.


Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.

Equity Statement

LGBTQ Organizations Unite to Combat Racial Violence

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." Those words, written over 30 years ago by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, remind us that indifference can never bridge the divide of hate. And, today, they should serve as a call to action to all of us, and to the Movement for LGBTQ equality.

This spring has been a stark and stinging reminder that racism, and its strategic objective, white supremacy, is as defining a characteristic of the American experience as those ideals upon which we claim to hold our democracy - justice, equality, liberty.

We listened to the haunting pleas of George Floyd for the most basic of human needs - simply, breath - as a Minneapolis police officer kneeled with cruel indifference on his neck.

We felt the pain of Breonna Taylor's boyfriend as he called 9-1-1 after plainclothes Louisville police kicked down the door of their home and shot her eight times as she slept in her bed.

We watched the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery by white vigilantes in Brunswick, GA, aware that they evaded the consequence of their actions until the video surfaced and sparked national outrage.

We saw the weaponizing of race by a white woman who pantomimed fear in calling the police on Christian Cooper, a Black gay man bird-watching in Central Park.

We have heard and read about the killings of transgender people -- Black transgender women in particular - with such regularity, it is no exaggeration to describe it as a epidemic of violence. This year alone, we have lost at least 12 members of our community: Dustin Parker, Neulisa Luciano Ruiz, Yampi Méndez Arocho, Monika Diamond, Lexi, Johanna Metzger, Serena Angelique Velázquez Ramos, Layla Pelaez Sánchez, Penélope Díaz Ramírez, Nina Pop, Helle Jae O'Regan, and Tony McDade.

All of these incidents are stark reminders of why we must speak out when hate, violence, and systemic racism claim - too often with impunity - Black Lives.

The LGBTQ Movement's work has earned significant victories in expanding the civil rights of LGBTQ people. But what good are civil rights without the freedom to enjoy them?

Many of our organizations have made progress in adopting intersectionality as a core value and have committed to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. But this moment requires that we go further - that we make explicit commitments to embrace anti-racism and end white supremacy, not as necessary corollaries to our mission, but as integral to the objective of full equality for LGBTQ people.

We, the undersigned, recognize we cannot remain neutral, nor will awareness substitute for action. The LGBTQ community knows about the work of resisting police brutality and violence. We celebrate June as Pride Month, because it commemorates, in part, our resisting police harassment and brutality at Stonewall in New York City, and earlier in California, when such violence was common and expected. We remember it as a breakthrough moment when we refused to accept humiliation and fear as the price of living fully, freely, and authentically.

We understand what it means to rise up and push back against a culture that tells us we are less than, that our lives don't matter. Today, we join together again to say #BlackLivesMatter and commit ourselves to the action those words require.

Organization Data


Organization name

PFLAG Dallas (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Inc)

Tax id (EIN)




Human Rights, Civil Rights & Advocacy, LGBTQIA

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Rockwall

BIPOC Leadership


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


PO Box 190193
Dallas, TX 75219



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