Holding Space: Introducing a New Group for Black Families in PFLAG NYC

Online Support for Black Families

For the last several years, PFLAG NYC has been steadily expanding the range of programs we offer to provide support to parents, families, and anyone with a loved one who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). Individuals who are in the LGBTQ community are also very welcome to join us for support in their coming out and relationships with family and friends. Meetings in more locations and meetings addressing specific needs based on language, culture, background or other experience have helped us reach more families than ever, and now that all meetings are taking place online, even geography is no obstacle.

Now we’re proud to announce the latest addition to our support offerings: a new Online Group for Black Families. This new online meeting will provide a safe space for individuals who identify as Black and who have lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) loved ones to gather virtually and find community. This group will provide family-to-family support with a focus on the intersection of acceptance and one’s experience as a member of the Black diaspora. While the experiences of being Black in America vary tremendously, there are shared cultural factors that play a role in supporting a family’s well-being, resiliency and understanding when a loved one comes out as LGBTQ.

The group will meet online on the fourth Sunday of every month from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. starting Sunday, July 26. Like all of PFLAG NYC’s support groups, this meeting is free to attend.

The link to join the meeting on Zoom will be provided to everyone who registers in advance. In order to keep a safe and confidential meeting space, the link is not posted publicly, so you must register to attend each meeting. To register and to receive more information, please click here.

Sign up for the meeting now