PFLAG Rehoboth Beach

 

Our Mission

 

Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with LGBTQ+ people to move equality forward promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through:

  • Support, to cope with an adverse society.

  • Education, to enlighten an ill-informed public.

  • Advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

PFLAG Rehoboth Beach will not give up until society accepts all of its members as equals, regardless of their sexual orientation or their gender identity.

On Finding out Your Child is LGBTQ+ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, etc.)

  • You are not alone – the fact is one in every four families has an LGBTQ+ member.

  • Give Yourself Time - This is new information to you and you need time to collect your thoughts, to educate yourself and to understand what you have just found out. PFLAG is here to help with that understanding.

  • You have a right to your feelings. 

  • Remember that your child is the same person that they were the day before coming out.

  • Your child’s coming out is a compliment to you – they trust you and love you.

  • PFLAG can help you by giving you a place to share your story.  Other parents can lend support. We've been there and we want to help you.

  • Love your child just the way they are.  Don’t try to change them.  Don’t be part of the 26 percent who put them out on the street.

  • You did not cause this nor did your child choose their orientation.

  • Begin to educate yourself.  PFLAG Rehoboth Beach can help you.  The more you learn – the better you will feel.

  • Give yourself time to heal and learn.

  • Coming out is a freeing experience for your child. They can still have a good normal life with a loving partner.

  • Your coming out gradually can also be a freeing experience for you.

  • In time, you may even become an activist.