PFLAG Alamance

                   Parents, families, friends and allies

                        United with LGBTQ people

                                  To move equality forward


PO Box 623                 Elon, NC  27244              336-584-8722  

                                    Facebook:  pflagalamance 

 email:  info@pflagalamance.orgh


For many of us, PFLAG meetings are an  important part of our monthly life that we miss very much. We don't know how long we are going to be experiencing stay-at-home restrictions, so there is a way to bring your PFLAG friends back into your life.  A month ago, in an effort to respect the statewide restrictions on gatherings, we launched an experiment utilizing ZOOM, an internet based method for visual and audio communications. A dozen familiar PFLAG Alamance faces appeared and we had a great time sharing.

We will repeat our virtual meeting again on May 12, at 700 - 7:40 p.m. for  those who have a ZOOM account and are interested.  In order to maintain the security and confidentiality of our online sessions, we need to know of your interest. Just email us:, giving us your FIRST NAME, your email address and how you found out about this meeting. We will then send a notification of how to access the meeting.

ZOOM is free. Search for details and a simple signup process.

Not sure you can make ZOOM work for you?  Perhaps we can offer some help. 
 Contact by email:

From PFLAG National:

A Special Q&A Event:  Netflix's The Half of It
Writer/director Alice Wu


Bookish introvert Ellie Chu is perfectly content with her life: watching old movies with her widowed father and ghostwriting papers for her high school classmates to help pay the bills. But her side gig turns personal when lovelorn jock Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) hires her to craft love notes to Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire) - a smart, popular girl out of both their leagues... and Ellie's own secret crush. Just as the duo's plan begins to work, a new wrinkle emerges: Ellie and Paul have fallen into a deep friendship neither could have anticipated, giving rise to a surprising love triangle. Written and directed by Alice Wu, THE HALF OF IT is a heartfelt comedy-of-errors about searching for perfect love-and finding yourself in the process.

By PFLAG National

Repeating a vital Trevor Project message . . .


At The Trevor Project, we know that LGBTQ youth are faced with additional pressures in the face COVID-19. In addition to social distancing, isolation and potential quarantine, you may be either in close quarters with family members with whom you have had conflict based on your identity, or find yourself separated from family members/loved ones who have been a support to you in the past. In addition, you might be feeling resentment or anger towards people in your life who haven't stepped up in the face of a national health crisis. In LGBTQ communities, "chosen family" often play a more significant role in your life than biological family, and you may find yourself separated from them and worried about their health - in addition to your own!
We want to emphasize that feeling stress and anxiety is a normal reaction to what is happening in the world right now. Some of the young people reaching out to our crisis services have been reporting a wide range of emotions, most of which feel intense and unmanageable. Some of these emotions include:
  • AnxietyLGBTQ youth are feeling anxiety about their own health, as well as about family members, money, when this will end, and leaving the house to get supplies. The list is very long and it is very normal to be feeling this way.
  • Anger/resentmentSome people are feeling anger about having to stay with family members with whom they have difficult relationships, and anger at not having family members who have stepped up to support them. Other folks are feeling anger at the world in general and lack of access to resources.
  • RestlessThere is a sense of not being able to do anything and people are feeling trapped. You can't hang out, take risks, or even engage in behaviors that might curb your feeling of restlessness. Some folks might consider using substances to curb this feeling of restlessness and boredom.
  • Depression. You might be feeling hopeless about the world and about your future. There is a feeling of loss from the activities that should be happening but aren't, and a lack of control over yourself and your future.
  • Sadness. This is different from depression. Stressful times like these may highlight relationships in your life that are difficult or distant. This can cause increased sadness and feelings of loss.

If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, contact The Trevor Project's TrevorLifeline 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386, via chat at, or by texting START to 678678.

 An interesting link you might like to explore . . .

Join us for a celebration of motherly love! We're lovin' on our mothers and others during this special online event, with appearances by  Belinda Carlisle and James Duke Mason, Alec Mapa, Bright Light Bright Light, OneUp Duo, the "Boss Baby" JP Karliak, Rachel Mason and Karen Mason of Netflix's hit documentary CIRCUS OF BOOKS, Malia Civetz, PFLAG families, and more!

For nearly 50 years, PFLAG members have been mothering the LGBTQ+ community and each other at in-person monthly meetings, community events, and at Pride. Now, PFLAG National has launched PFLAG Connects, providing the critical digital programming, resources, and tools parents and families need to be the allies their LGBTQ+ loved ones depend on.

You can help keep those virtual hugs, meetings, and community connections active by donating to PFLAG today, if you're able.


Gay couple hands out free rainbow facemasks in Poland to fight coronavirus & anti-LGBTQ sentiment
"They call us a plague, so we took it to heart and decided 
to infect something."

By  Alex Bollinger,   


And remember....when you no longer feel you need PFLAG, PFLAG needs you! There are people out there who need a supportive friend.