PFLAG is creating a caring, just, and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them. 

Our chapter has been active in this effort since 1985.

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, with options for 'in-person' or 'virtual', via ZOOM. 

Whether you attend in person or virtually, you must register. 

To register, click: RSVP . Please plan to be present from 6:40pm to 8:30pm*.

*If you are joining us for the first time, please plan to be present (in-person or virtually) at 6:30pm for a brief, 'warm welcome. 

Questions?  Email us:


PFLAG members and supporters are committed to changing hearts,  minds--and laws. Take action today on critical pieces of legislation that will create equity and protections for LGBTQ+ people and their families. You can make a difference! 

The latest edition:   

PFLAG Akron + Cleveland Newsletter 

Upcoming Events             PFLAG News

PFLAG CLE members and friends  participated in the Plain Dealer /'s series 

by Julie Washington!

LGBTQIA + Explained 

click to view the article or videos. 

Want to learn more about LGBTQ+ 

and the language of love?   

Free, online training  is now available from 

Cuyahoga Community College.  

Visit the TRI -C  SAFE ZONE site. 

Please contact your Ohio Senate and House Representatives to oppose HB68.  For more information, see: Honesty for Ohio Education.

PFLAG Cleveland is aware of the changing landscape for the well-being of trans individuals and their families.  For the latest update, please visit:

The Campaign for Southern Equality 

is working with 

Equality Ohio, 

Kaleidoscope Youth Center, 

and TransOhio 

to provide resources and information to impacted families:

Ohio House Bill (HB) 68 is scheduled to go into effect on April 23. The bill bans a wide range of gender-affirming healthcare services for youth, including primary care visits, hormone therapies, surgery, and counseling.

HB 68 was opposed by many major healthcare organizations, including the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association. PFLAG National and chapters throughout the state issued statements condemning this distressing action by the state. Many individuals across the state, including PFLAG members and friends, wrote in opposition to the bill. Despite the opposition, the bill was passed by the Ohio legislature in December and went to Governor DeWine for signature. Although the governor vetoed the bill, the legislature overrode his veto in January.

Other states have enacted similar bans and some of these have been blocked by federal judges. Fortunately, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio recently announced plans to file a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on healthcare for transgender youth.  

PFLAG is an inclusive volunteer, non-profit self-help organization composed of family members, friends, and LGBTQ+ individuals. 

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CBS Sunday Morning, June 18, 2023 

ABC Good Morning America, June 21, 2023

 An ad from GLAAD features a North Texas mother of a transgender child describing their family.