“We Are the Change: the 2021 PFLAG National Convention”
Riverview, FL. – On Sunday, Oct. 24, the members of PFLAG Riverview will be presented with a Chapter Award from PFLAG National during the closing ceremonies of “We Are the Change: the 2021 PFLAG National Convention.” This award recognizes PFLAG Riverview’s contributions to PFLAG’s threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
“I could not be more honored, excited, and proud of my PFLAG Riverview Family’s first year as a chapter!!” said PFLAG Riverview’s President & Co-Founder Faith Moeller and mother of two LGBTQ+ youth.
“We met only once in person to offer in person support and a safe space for LGBTQ+ people, their families, and allies before the world shut down for the pandemic. The following month on April 13th the new plan was to meet on Zoom. That very morning I received a call from a new member letting me know that her husband had taken his own life during the night. That same evening she attended our PFLAG Riverview support meeting on Zoom where we were able to grieve with her & offer her love and support. In some ways this tragic loss made a group of strangers, friends and today chosen family for many of us. Throughout the rest of 2020, we met every week on Zoom. Everyone is welcome no matter where they are at on their journey. We have grown to 100 members including LGBTQ+ adults & youth, grandparents, parents, and allies. in our very first year in spite of the pandemic!! Presently, we offer both monthly virtual and in-person support at The Regent in Riverview, as well as social and community event opportunities.”
In addition to receiving the award, PFLAG Riverview members will join hundreds of other PFLAGers from across the country during the three-day virtual We Are the Change convention. The We Are the Change virtual convention is an opportunity for people who are LGBTQ+ and people who have LGBTQ+ loved ones in their lives, as well as community leaders, PFLAG chapter members, and LGBTQ+ allies to gather, network and learn. The event takes place online from Friday, October 22 through Sunday, October 24 with plenary sessions, workshops, virtual exhibitor space, and more. For more information, or to register to attend, visit PFLAG.org/WeAreTheChange.
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and nearly 250,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook (/pflag), watch us on YouTube (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or Instagram (@pflag).