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PFLAG Yuma

This web page is NOT updated often! Please 'friend' PFLAG Yuma's Facebook page for current information, or call President Jody at 928/580-9553.

 

Support Meetings:

Date/Time:  4th Sunday of EVERY month, 5:00pm

Location:      Unity Center of the Desert
                       281 West 24th Street Suite 136a., Yuma AZ 85364

Who's Welcome:

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 also welcome.

Contact Us:

Confidential Helpline:  928.580.9553

Confidential Email:       yuma@pflagarizona.org

ANNOUNCEMENTS

JANUARY:

  • January 2012's PFLAG Yuma support gathering will include an honored guest speaker. Please watch this website (and PFLAG Yuma's Facebook page) for details.

As 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 mail to:

PFLAG Yuma
11347 S Avenue 9 E
YumaAZ 85365

 

About PFLAG Yuma:


Family unity and confidentiality are our guideposts.


Festive prizes, spontaneous raffles from time to time … one catch: You have to be there!


History in the making... PFLAG Yuma booth at the Yuma County Fair.


Borrow our books or videos to help with your concerns.


PFLAG Yuma and our friends hosted the local segment of Right To Marry Arizona's pilgrimage.


Tasty goodies for everyone to relish as we support each other.


Civic Pride, PFLAG Yuma Pride at P.L.A.Y event... keeping Yuma informed.


All decked out... PFLAG Yuma in Hank Days Parade; another big first for Yuma!

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY
 

PFLAG Yuma (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) strives to provide a safe and confidential setting 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!

 


 

Note:  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 greatly appreciated!

 

PFLAG Yuma is now on Facebook!

 

PFLAG Yuma News:

 

Current News:

  • PFLAG Yuma needs parents, family, friends and allies of Yuma's GLBTQA youth and adults. Please come show support for important people in your life.

Older News:

 

  • December, 2011:
     

    • PFLAG Yuma was the first LGBTQ entry in Yuma's Electric Light Parade.
       

    • Below are the current PFLAG Yuma Board of Directors and chapter officers:

      • Chapter President:  Jody M.
      • Chapter Secretary:  Adele W.
      • Chapter Treasurer:  Michael B.

       

  • November, 2011:
     

    • PFLAG Yuma THANKS everyone who joined us for the November 27 Potluck support gathering. Your participation, feedback and fellowship was greatly appreciated! Special thanks to Joe Michaud for volunteering to be our on-site Chef and Bonfire Master!
       

  • October, 2011:
     

    • 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 page.
       

  • February, 2011: 

PFLAG Yuma marched in the Hank Days parade -- a FIRST for this parade to have ANY LGBT-affiliated group!  WOO HOO!!  We also introduced our very own PFLAG Yuma car!  How COOL is that?!

  • January, 2011: 

PFLAG Yuma celebrated its one-year anniversary!!

     
  • October, 2010:  Teen suicide and bullying information added to “Amancio” website:
     

  • February, 2010: 
     

  • January, 2010: 
     

    • It's official!  Sunday, January 24, 2010 will be our first-ever PFLAG Yuma support meeting!  Come, be a part of this new effort to spread love, tolerance, understanding, and acceptance for members of the Yuma gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community.  Come and check us out!
       

  • December, 2009: 
     

    • Organizational meetings were held and the following initial chapter Board of Directors and officers were established:

      • Chapter President:  Jody M.

      • Chapter Secretary:  Tiffany R.

      • Chapter Treasurer:  Michael B.
         

  • November, 2009:  
     

    • Efforts began to bring a PFLAG chapter to Yuma and the surrounding communities.

 

 

WHO/WHAT We're Currently Seeking To Help Get This Chapter Up and Running:

  • Volunteers to work with our new chapter leaders on various chapter start-up tasks and ongoing support meeting tasks.  We need volunteers to:
     

    • Help us get the word out to the Yuma community (and surrounding areas) to let them know PFLAG Yuma is coming/has arrived.
           Know of places where we can/should place this information?  Let us know!  Know of others who can help us spread the word?  Let us know!
       

    • Help us facilitate our support meetings.
           Those who can help provide PFLAG support to others by simply sharing their stories; those who can come early to help us set up the meeting room, or stay late
           to help us put the room back as we found it; those who can greet new attendees as they arrive; those who can bring refreshments; those who can manage a
           "lending library" of books for attendees to take on the "honor system"; and more....

*** If you would like to join the effort to help get this new chapter up and running, please contact us! ***

 

 

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE

PFLAG Yuma

 

Contact: Jody Michaud, President

(928) 580-9553

yuma@pflagarizona.org

www.pflagarizona.org/yuma

 

February 4, 2010

 

PFLAG Yuma is a Reality!

 

Yuma, 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.

 

After 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!”

 

Taking 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.

 

The 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 church. 

 

PFLAG 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 and friends.

 

Based 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.

 

PFLAG 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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What is PFLAG?  Check out our FAQs (frequently asked questions)!
   
Looking for LGBT-friendly resources?  Please visit our sister chapter PFLAG Phoenix's website for detailed listings of all kinds of LGBT-friendly resources.

 

 

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