How We Can Help
LGBTQ persons and families face unique issues and challenges. Whether for yourself or someone you love, learning more matters. Whether at a local school or at the dinner table, knowledge is power. PFLAG publishes helpful, informative pamphlets. Request a specific pamphlet or guide - we work with local public schools to reduce bullying, provide training for teachers, coaches, administrators, and counselors. We will to speak at your event or conduct a workshop.
In 1972, Jeanne Manford started an international movement when she marched with her son Mortie in New York’s Gay Pride Parade. Enraged that her son had been beaten at a gay rights protest two months before while police did nothing, she carried a sign at the Pride march that said, “Parents of Gays: Unite in Support of Our Children.” Thirty years later, PFLAG includes more than 500 chapters nationwide, over 200,000 members, supporters, and affiliates.
PFLAG 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; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Support & Resources
- Silver City’s Listening Ear 575-590-8797
- Agora Crisis Center (UNM) 1-866-HELP-1-NM. In Abq. 505-277-3013.
- Rape Crisis Hotline 505-988-1951
- Crisis Helpline 505-820-6333
- More →
Our Thanksgiving Potluck
Saturday, November 17, 2018
at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard
at 7th & Texas Streets, Silver City.
The meal usually starts around 5:00 PM, so you might get there a little early with your dish to share. LGBTQ provides the turkey, and PFLAG provides the ham. President Ted and the crew would appreciate your help, especially AFTER the meal to make the kitchen as spic and span as they found it. LGBTQ persons, families, and their allies are all welcome! We have much to be thankful for.
PFLAG Las Cruces Gala Fundraiser
Friday, November 30, 2018
6:00 to 9:00 pm,
Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, 705 S. Telshor
Tickets are $40 per person, and that includes dinner, and a no-host bar.
Get tickets on line at: pflaglascruces.brownpapertickets.com
Always an inspirational evening, and great fun to hang out with like-minded people. They are allowing PFLAG Silver City to place some items in the Silent Auction, so if you have something cool to donate, let us know and we'll come pick it up.