PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
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.
To learn about specific policies PFLAG supports, see national PFLAG’s policy statements.
PFLAG Sandy Springs started when participants attending PFLAG Johns Creek support group meetings, speakers, and socials wanted to have meetings more convenient for those living near the perimeter. Support groups for teens and adults started meeting monthly in the community rooms of Congregation Bnai Torah’s synagogue in Sandy Springs.
In July 2019, several participants volunteered to take roles on the new board. PFLAG Sandy Springs was recognized by national PFLAG as a chapter when the Georgia Secretary of State’s office accepted our registration as a domestic nonprofit corporation in March 2020.
In addition to holding monthly support groups, we offer occasional educational meetings with expert panelists. Recent events include “Healthy Extended Family Communications for the Holidays” and “The Struggle Within: African American and LGBTQ+.”
We offer occasional links to online and in-person events offered by other PFLAG chapters and PFLAG National. For other meetings in the Atlanta Metro area, search Meetup and Google for PFLAG chapters in Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Woodstock, Marietta, Peachtree City, and Atlanta.
To learn more about the history of PFLAG chapters across the United States, visit national PFLAG’s website.