About Us

PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters.  Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest LGBTQ+ family and ally organization.   PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and achieving full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

The PFLAG DuPage chapter was formed in 2004 when members of the Hinsdale chapter decided we needed support in the far west suburbs of Chicago.  The first Chapter meeting was held in January of 2004.  We have met without fail at St Paul Lutheran Church every third Sunday since that date.  The chapter has alway been dedicated to providing compassionate support, quality educational programs and strong advocacy for equal rights.

Our Vision
PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued,and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Our Mission
By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through:
  • Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ 
  • Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ 
  • Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality forpeople who are LGBTQ

That's Who We Are 

PFLAG is more than just going to meetings;

PFLAG is more than just marching in parades;

PFLAG is more than just writing letters;

PFLAG is more than just being rabble rousers.

PFLAG is people, ordinary people, who love in extraordinary ways, people who can be called upon at a moment’s notice to counsel a confused parent or a hurting child, people who stand at the ready to respond to any request for help, to share their wisdom, to share their experience, to share their love.

PFLAG is community, community that seeks to serve at all times and in all places.

PFLAG isn’t limited to people who attend meetings or pay dues.

PFLAG is people who have ever been a part of a chapter, people who stand ready to share their wisdom and insight whenever called upon to help.

PFLAG is love.

That’s who we are.

Toni Weaver – January 2022