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PFLAG Oklahoma City is the OKC's local chapter of PFLAG national, the nation's largest family and ally organization. Since its founding in 1973, it has evolved to include all members of the LGBTQ community and their families. PFLAG OKC conducts monthly peer support meetings - led by a trained facilitator - for community members and their families/friends, advocates on behalf of the community, and provides education in the community at-large.
PFLAG Oklahoma City provides education, advocacy, and support for everyone connected to the LGBTQ community. Our mission includes peer support for parents navigating unfamiliar terrain and LGBTQ people seeking their chosen family. We want everyone to have the tools and education they need to effectively advocate for themselves, or on behalf of their loved ones. We are passionate about creating an inclusive community in Oklahoma City where all are truly welcome.
It would not be a stretch to say that the work we do at PFLAG saves lives. Human beings are social animals. We need to belong to a loving, protective community and when we don’t, we hurt in so many ways. When LGBTQ kids are affirmed and supported by their families they’re less likely to suffer from depression or attempt suicide. When families are supported, they’re better able to provide the emotional resources their LGBTQ children/siblings need.
Apart from our organized meetings, board members often provide individual support for individuals who require more than our group discussions, or who are not always comfortable sharing in a group setting. This can take the form of informal visits, phone calls, or referrals to agencies who can provide specialized services beyond the scope of PFLAG.
Brande Sanders, Board President
Rebekah Wilson, Board Vice President
Rakesh Shah, Board Treasurer
Wesley Taylor-Lekites, Board Secretary
Lisa DelCol, Board Member
Jimmy Nguyen, Board Member
Don Ludlow, Board Member