We are pleased to offer a monthly support group for families, friends, allies, and members of the LGBTQ community in Northwest Indiana. We hope to hold our first meeting in the fall of 2018.
PFLAG Crown Point offers education to individuals and communities on the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ, and provides information and resources on how to provide support and increase acceptance within the community.
Part of our mission is to advocate in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ
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PFLAG Crown Point is entirely run by volunteers and funded solely through membership dues and donations to cover our expenses. We appreciate any support you can give!
PFLAG Crown Point is pleased to offer a monthly support group for families, friends, allies, and members of the LGBTQ community in Northwest Indiana. We are holding our first meeting in July 2018 – please join us!
We meet on the third Tuesday or Thursday of each month
Crown Point Library
122 North Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
July 19 (Thursday) – Meeting Room #3
August 21 (Tuesday) – Meeting Room #2
September 20 (Thursday) – Meeting Room #3
October 16 (Tuesday) – Meeting Room #2
November 20 (Tuesday) – Meeting Room #2
December 18 (Tuesday) – Meeting Room #2
further dates will be published as they get closer
The support group is open to the public, and is meant for adults and for teens accompanied by an adult. There is no charge to attend the meetings, however, we encourage you to join our chapter as a member, or make a donation, to help us further our mission. Advance registration is not required. Please join us!
Meetings include time for support discussions as well as an educational topic. There is time after the meeting to mingle. The meetings are peer-facilitated and are not therapy groups. Parking is available. All are welcome! Please contact us if you have questions.
Educational topics during our support meetings may include (but are not limited to):
- LGBTQ 101
- Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression
- Transgender Issues
- LGBTQ History
- How to be an Ally
- LGBTQ Harrassment
- The LGBTQ Community as Consumers
- How to Advocate for LGBTQ Issues
- Marriage Equality
- Suicide Prevention
Advocacy is a big part of the mission of PFLAG, with members and supporters working to achieve LGBTQ equality through changing hearts, minds, and laws. We work at the community level, at the city and state level, and at the federal level to effect change so that people who are LGBTQ are safe and equal in their communities.
Topics we may introduce to our members and support group attendees include:
- Intro to Advocacy
- 501(c)(3) Advocacy Guidelines
- Preparing to Lobby: Sharing Your Story
- Preparing to Lobby: Know Your Audience
- Lobbying: In-Person Meetings
- Lobbying by Phone
- Lobbying by Email and Mail
- Lobbying: Town Halls
- Building a Coalition
- Advocacy During Election Season
- Advocating via Traditional Media
- Advocating via Social Media