Welcome to Princeton PFLAG/TNET
serving all of Central New Jersey
If you’re here, then you have a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender relative or friend who needs your support. You’ve come to the right place.
When someone makes the decision to come out to you the first thing to know is that this means they trust you and want you to be a part of this very important and intimate aspect of their life. It is an act of love, respect and trust to come out to someone, and likewise it should be reciprocated with love, respect, and trust.
Our chapter is made up of two groups: PFLAG for parents and friends of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who are looking to get better educated or come to terms with their loved one’s sexuality, and the Transgender Network or TNET.
TNET is for people who know someone who is transgender and want to be better able to support, understand, or relate to this aspect of their loved one’s life.
Those whose loved ones have been out for years and are living healthily and happily as proud LGBT people come to our meetings. They sit next to and share with people whose loved ones came out maybe just the week before, and are lost, confused, and not sure where to go next. PFLAG and TNET can be a treasure trove of resources for those who need a little guidance, or just want to share.
You will find a wealth of information on LGBT issues, as well as some information on what you can do to help support your loved one and educate yourself, as well as some general information on our meetings and programs.
What is PFLAG?
The nation's largest family-based group of its kind - began in 1972, when a courageous mother marched with her gay son in New York City's gay pride parade. Her single voice - calling on society to treat all of its citizens equally and with dignity - sparked a national movement. Since then, tens of thousands of ordinary Americans have joined forces as PFLAG.
The Princeton Area Chapter of PFLAG was formed in 1999 when HiTOPS invited a group of parents who had recently experienced a son or daughter coming out as gay or lesbian and wanted to come together to learn from one another. The group provides support for parents and their children who are struggling to cope with the pressures and misunderstandings associated with being gay and lesbian.
The Transgender Network (T-Net) sub-group formed in 2013 to provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment for family members, friends, and allies of transgender and gender variant people. Guests and members attending a T-Net meeting have the opportunity to explore issues confronting them when a loved one comes out as transgender. Some months, T-Net meets separately, while other months the group joins the PFLAG meeting.
Princeton PFLAG meets on the second Monday of every month. Some months we have a speaker or panel presentation. During these meetings, the PFLAG and T-Net groups meet together. Other months, our meetings are designated for discussion and the groups might meet separately. All conversations are confidential and attendance at meetings is free of charge.
MEMBERSHIP: While attendance at all PFLAG meetings are free, we encourage people to become members. Annual dues are $40 for an individual and $60 for a family. Our chapter makes a semi-annual donation to Trinity Church for the use of the meeting room(s) than we use on a monthly basis. In addition, we use our funds to support other LGBT activities in the area.
We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our work and the resources available to you and your family.