We are pleased to offer a monthly support group for families, friends, allies, and members of the community in Northwest Indiana.
We also offer an online forum as a way to keep the conversations going from one support group meeting to the next. Visit the PFLAG-talk page on this site. You'll need to create a username and password in order to view or post any threads. Enjoy!
PFLAG Crown Point offers education to individuals and communities on the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ, and provides information and resources on how to provide support and increase acceptance within the community.
Part of our mission is to advocate in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ
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PFLAG Crown Point is entirely run by volunteers and funded solely through membership dues and donations to cover our expenses. We appreciate any support you can give!
PFLAG Crown Point is pleased to offer two monthly support group meetings for families, friends, allies, and members of the LGBTQ community in Northwest Indiana. Please join us!
We meet on the first Thursday and third Tuesday of each month
Thursday: Auditorium of Kennedy Public Library in Gary, Indiana
Thursdays: Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6, Jun 27 (for July), Aug 1, Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5
Tuesday: Meeting Room #2 in the Crown Point Library in Crown Point, Indiana
Tuesdays: Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
The support group is open to the public, and is meant for adults and for teens accompanied by an adult. There is no charge to attend the meetings, however, we encourage you to join our chapter as a member, or make a donation, to help us further our mission. Advance registration is not required. Please join us!
Meetings include time socializing/networking, support discussions, and an educational topic. The meetings are peer-facilitated and are not therapy groups. Parking is available in the library lot or in one of the nearby municipal lots. All are welcome! Please contact us if you have questions.
Educational topics during our support meetings may include (but are not limited to):
- LGBTQ 101
- Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression
- Transgender Issues
- LGBTQ History
- How to be an Ally
- LGBTQ Harrassment
- The LGBTQ Community as Consumers
- How to Advocate for LGBTQ Issues
- Marriage Equality
- Suicide Prevention
Advocacy is a big part of the mission of PFLAG, with members and supporters working to achieve LGBTQ equality through changing hearts, minds, and laws. We work at the community level, at the city and state level, and at the federal level to effect change so that people who are LGBTQ are safe and equal in their communities.
Topics we may introduce to our members and support group attendees include:
- Intro to Advocacy
- 501(c)(3) Advocacy Guidelines
- Preparing to Lobby: Sharing Your Story
- Preparing to Lobby: Know Your Audience
- Lobbying: In-Person Meetings
- Lobbying by Phone
- Lobbying by Email and Mail
- Lobbying: Town Halls
- Building a Coalition
- Advocacy During Election Season
- Advocating via Traditional Media
- Advocating via Social Media
Coming Soon - Downloadable support, education, and advocacy resources, membership forms (fillable PDF), and more!