A new PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) support group starting in Phoenix, Arizona is focusing on supporting American Indian families and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and "questioning" people.
"We would like to bring back those positive teachings and educate others on LGBT issues," Sheila Lopez-Aguirre, PFLAG Phoenix Chapter president, told Indian Country Today Media Network in an email.
On the second Tuesday of each month, the Phoenix Chapter specifically concentrates on American Indian-related issues for two-spirited and LGBT individuals.
PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with more than 250,000 members and supporters and more than 500 chapters, state councils and affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, DC, the national Board of Directors and 14 regional directors, according to the PFLAG website.