History of PFLAG

Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization.

Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The South Bend / Michiana Chapter of PFLAG was established in 1992 by two mothers with LGBTQ kids. Its members were instrumental in establishing the LGBTQ Center, which has been an ongoing resource in our community since 2005.


Our meetings alternate between locations in South Bend & Elkhart. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. Meetings during the odd months are at First Unitarian Church of South Bend and meetings during the even months are at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elkhart.

Membership / Join our Mailing List

You do not need to be a member of PFLAG to attend meetings.


Individual $20/year

Family $30/year

Other contribution