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4th Sunday of
EVERY month, 5:00pm
Unity Center of the Desert
281 West 24th Street Suite
136a., Yuma AZ 85364
Parents, family members, and
friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender,
and "questioning" (GLBTQ) individuals, couples,
and families. GLBTQ individuals are also
fully welcome and encouraged to attend so that
we may all learn from one another.
Straight allies who support our work, and anyone
who'd like to learn more about GLBTQ issues are
a supporter of PFLAG Yuma, you
enable us to expand our work to keep
families together, educate the
public and advocate for equal rights
and fair treatment for LGBT people
and their families.
We thank you!
Tax-deductible contributions can be
made via check or money order. If
you need a receipt for your
donation, please request such and
we're happy to mail one to you.
Please make checks payable to
PFLAG Yuma and
Avenue 9 E
Yuma, AZ 85365
PFLAG Yuma (Parents, Families and Friends
of Lesbians and Gays) strives to provide a safe and
for all persons whether they are participants at our
local support meetings, people who contact us for
information via telephone, email, or through other
Internet services, or at public events where PFLAG Yuma
may be speaking or staffing an information table.
Check our our new chapter logo:
Printable PFLAG Yuma membership form now available:
just print, complete and mail!
Membership with PFLAG Yuma is
not required to attend our support meetings
-- however, your financial support of our mission to
support, educate and advocate is
PFLAG Yuma is now on
PFLAG Yuma News:
PFLAG Yuma held an
informational public booth at the
National Latino Aids Awareness Day Community Forum at
Heritage Library (350 3rd Ave), 10am-4pm. We invited everyone to
stop by for resources and fellowship.
PFLAG Yuma held it's first In-Town meeting on
October, 13, 2011 to accommodate those who asked for this. If
you are interested in, and can attend future In-Town Meetings,
please notify Jody Michaud, President. In-Town meeting
information will be posted on this webpage and on our Facebook
PFLAG Yuma celebrated its one-year anniversary!!
We're Currently Seeking To Help Get This Chapter Up and Running:
would like to join the effort to help get this new chapter
up and running,
please contact us!
Contact: Jody Michaud, President
February 4, 2010
Yuma is a Reality!
AZ – For the first time in the history of Yuma, there is
PFLAG Yuma Chapter. PFLAG is an acronym for Parents,
Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
the Yuma premiere of the documentary Amancio…Two Faces
on a Tombstone, chronicling the efforts of The Amancio
Project to bring comfort to the family of and justice
for the brutal Yuma murder of Amancio Corrales in May of
2005, Jody Michaud approached Yuma resident and
protagonist of the documentary, Michael Baughman, and
asked, “I have a lesbian daughter. What can I do?”
Without hesitation Mr. Baughman replied, “Start a PFLAG
here in Yuma!”
time to learn about PFLAG, Jody contacted PFLAG Phoenix
and got the ball rolling. Local residents signed on as
the first officers of the chapter and in late January
2010, the first public organizational meeting was held.
concept of PFLAG began in 1972 when Jeanne Manford
marched with her gay son in New York’s Pride Day parade
after earlier seeing her son Morton physically attacked
at a gay rights demonstration in New York. Many gay men
and lesbians ran up to Jeanne during the parade and
begged her to talk to their parents so Jeanne decided to
begin a support group. Approximately 20 people attended
the first formal meeting held in March 1973 at a local
is an international non-profit grassroots organization,
whose primary mission is to provide support to cope with
an adverse society, education to enlighten an
ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination
and to secure equal human rights for or on behalf of
gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT)
individuals and families, and their parents, families
in Washington DC, PFLAG has over 500 independent
chapters in the United States, with chapters in other
countries forming weekly. Arizona is fortunate to have a
growing family of PFLAG chapters in large and small
communities; Casa Grande, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu City,
Page, Payson, Phoenix, Prescott, Tucson, Verde Valley
and now Yuma, with new chapters being started by caring
and concerned individuals.
Yuma welcomes the full participation of parents, family
members, friends, other straight allies, GLBT or
“questioning” individuals and families and anyone else
who wishes to support the PFLAG Mission.
Meetings are held at 5:00pm, every fourth Sunday of the
month at The Foothills Alano Club, 12535 South Foothills
Boulevard, Yuma, Arizona 85365.
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