Won’t you partner with us to end discrimination based on who you are and who you love? Please help us help others embrace the whole of human diversity.
PFLAG Fort Worth provides opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
We promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights.
From a base attendance of one parent and one gay man, we grew to 10-15 people attending regularly on a monthly basis. With more growth, PFLAG Fort Worth was accepted as a new PFLAG chapter in August, 1992. From the beginning, meetings featured speakers as well as support. Within that first year, we participated in the Fort Worth and Dallas PRIDE parades and have continued ever since.
We also began our continual service to Samaritan House, furnishing of the resident’s rooms, and now providing supper to the residents once a month.
PFLAG Fort Worth began to fulfill its advocacy mission by speaking on behalf of gays in the military during the Clinton administration. We have continued this advocacy through letter writing and the biennial “listening sessions” at the Texas capitol of Austin. In 1998, when Fort Worth reconsidered the addition of sexual orientation to the city’s non-discrimination ordinance, members of the chapter spoke out in support. In 2000 Fort Worth became the second city in Texas to include sexual orientation in its non-discrimination ordinance.
The chapter continues to grow as it reaches out to the community of parents and gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender persons and their families and friends. NOW MORE THAN EVER, we need your help to fulfill our mission, bringing more programs and opportunities for dialogue to the Texas landscape.