The Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has received funding from JustFund KY to begin an intense support program, according to a press release.
The initiative, called PFLAG Stay Strong Program, will empower parents, family and friends to become allies of LGBT members, to accept themselves and their LGBT member.
PFLAG Lexington Chapter promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families, and friends through support, education and advocacy. As an organization, 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.
The PFLAG Stay Strong Program will provide a four-week program, held four times next year for a total of 40 individuals. During the sessions, participants will be building their own tool kit to take away from the experience to not only maintain their support and acceptance, but also build acceptance within the people they are in contact with. Additionally, participants will have a network of nine other individuals that they can rely on for peer mentoring and advice, as well as the assistance of PFLAG volunteers.
Ultimately, the outcome is to create 40 educated and empowered advocates of family and friends in the Lexington community.
For more information about the program or the organization, visit www.pflaglex.org.