The longtime organizers of Kitsap PFLAG have decided to officially close the local chapter. The chapter has endured through many highs and lows over the last couple decades but it doesn't feel like the right fit for the needs of Kitsap County LGBTQ+ families at this time.
The Kitsap PFLAG facebook groups will be renamed "Kitsap LGBTQ+ Families" and will continue to distribute news of local events and resources and to provide a place for local families to discuss or organize. The Kitsap PFLAG website will remain as a resource page. We'll work on changing the branding and the URLs soon.
PFLAG continues to be a great organization. It provides many essential resources and there are a lot of benefits to membership. If you would like to join or attend support meetings there are several active PFLAG chapters around the Puget Sound. Tacoma is holding monthly meetings downtown and can accommodate virtual participants. Seattle is holding online support meetings at this time. Bellevue/Eastside is holding meetings in both Bellevue and Bothell.
You can get information about local events and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals and families by visiting local organizations including Kitsap Pride who produces Kitsap's largest LGBTQ+ Pride festival and related events through the year. Bainbridge Pride who produces the Pride festival on the island. Q Youth Resources who produces Pink Prom and other youth-oriented events throughout the year. Kitsap Safe Schools Network produces the annual youth rally for human rights and supports area GSAs.
Kitsap Pride - http://www.kitsappride.org
Bainbridge Pride - https://www.bainbridgepride.org/
Q Youth Resources - http://qyouthresources.org/
Kitsap Safe Schools Network - https://kitsapsafeschools.org/
If you would like to be involved in organizing resources, meetings, or events for area families please access the Facebook group or contact us by email.
marcie at kitsappride.org
fletcher at kitsappride.org