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Greater Boston PFLAG
85 River St., Suite 3A

P.O. Box 541619
Waltham, MA

Tel: 781-891-5966
Fax: 781-891-7444
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

Support Groups for parents/guardians, friends, family members, and allies of LGBTQ+ people as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community

These are our long standing, dynamic, and comprehensive groups aimed to meet the needs of anyone in the community looking for support. Some folks that attend are parents/guardians, some are friends, family, and allies, and some are LGBTQ+ people. They are structured, make space for everyone to share and receive support, and facilitated by experienced and trained members of the group.

If you are unsure about what group to attend please feel to reach out at 781.891.5966 and we can be helpful.

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

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

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
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 

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

2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm
First Parish Unitarian Church, 24 Vernon St., Framingham, MA
Contact 781-891-5966 or email framingham@gbpflag.org for more info

*NEW*  Brunch Group for Parents, Guardians, Friends and Family of LGBTQ People of Color – w/ JRI’s Boston GLASS  
3rd Saturday of each month at 10:30am  - 12:00pm  
Contact: programs@gbpflag.com or 781-891-5966 

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

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@gmail.com

South Shore Duxbury
4th Monday of the month, 7:30pm 
First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. (Rt. 3A), Duxbury
Contact: DuxburyPFLAG@gmail.com or 781-891-5966

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

These groups came about several years ago as more and more parents/guardians were expressing a need for a space to discuss the unique struggles and triumphs as parents/guardians of transgender, gender non-conforming, and genderqueer people. You'll see below that almost all the groups are only open to parents/guardians and the reason for that is that these groups were designed to meet a very specific need that parents/guardians were asking for. Trans people and their parents/guardians, families, and friends are welcome to attend the LGBTQ+ groups above, as well.

Note: All groups are open to parents/guardians only except the Waltham Siblings and Extended Family Group and the Waltham Group for parents of of Male to Female (MTF) transgender people. The sibling and extended family group is open to those that are seeking support as siblings or extended family for trans folks. The MTF group is for parents and guardians of specifically f transgender females. 

If you are unsure about what group to attend please feel to reach out at 781.891.5966 and we can be helpful.

To attend a group please send a little about yourself via email to the address provided. If you do not have easy access to the internet please feel free to call at 781.891.5966

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

Boston - Parents/guardians of Transgender and/or Gender Non-Conforming Children            
(Postponed indefinitely until we find a new location)

Contact for details on meeting times and places.
Joan - jkkf136@gmail.com

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

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

Waltham Group for parents/guardians of MTF transgender or Gender Non-Conforming children 
Contact for details on meeting times and places.
Dianne - 

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

Support Groups for Catholic Parents

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: Sister Maureen Tooney at 413-539-1641.

Fortunate Families
Contact: www.fortunatefamilies.com or Ann at 413-736-6803

Meetings of Related Organizations

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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