Who We Are
PFLAG of the Ozarks are the parents, families, friends, of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We advocate for and support the LGBTQ population in Southwest Missouri. We educate the community through a monthly newsletter, through film screenings and guest speakers. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday of every month at National Avenue Church at 3:00 PM in Springfield, Missouri.
PFLAG of the Ozarks is a local chapter of the national organization, which was founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son. PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and societal acceptance of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG now has over 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.
- Monthly group meetings
- Monthly newsletter
- Confidential telephone support
- Confidential one-on-one support meetings
- Advocacy at the local level through city council meetings
- Advocacy at the local level through our billboard campaign
- Advocacy at the state level through at Missouri Equality Day in Jefferson City
- Advocacy at the national level through PFLAG lobbying day
- Education through invited guest speakers
- Education through film screenings
- Participation and Support at local LGBTQ+ events
- Partnerships with local organizations