Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — Denver Chapter

Welcome to PFLAG Denver! 

Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with LGBT people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy. Now in its 40th anniversary year, PFLAG has more than 368 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states.

October Program: PFLAG Dad To Tell His Story

Steve Lee-O’Neal’s life greatly improved the day he left his strict, anti-gay church and came out to his three kids. An active Mormon for 40 years, and a conversion therapy participant for 12 years, he and his then wife believed that he could be “cured” of his homosexuality. His cure was to leave his disingenuous life and start again.

Steve will discuss his sojourn in a Mormon-sponsored conversion therapy program, and how it eventually became his catalyst for change and growth. Steve and his husband of 11 years live in Lafayette CO, and they have raised six kids together. Their oldest child is a transgender woman, and their youngest recently came out as bisexual at age 14, having just started high school. Steve has a unique perspective on life that he would like to share with us.

On October 1, The New Families Support Group will meet as usual from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. At 7:30, all will move to the Community Room for announcements, refreshments, and the program.

Volunteer Opportunities (Updated)

Listed below are some of the opportunities that PFLAG has for volunteers:

Monthly meeting (permanent)-Looking for one individual who can set up before the monthly program and support group from 6:15-7:30pm every month on the first Thursday.

Holiday Party-(December 3, 2015)

(2-3) people required for this position. PFLAG has a Holiday party for every year and we need assistance in the set up and take down for this event. 

Denver PrideFest 2016-(January 2016-June 2016)

Looking for several people to create this committee.  The committee will meet several times during these months to plan, organize, and participate during Pride. This includes planning of the float, scheduling coverage of the booth, being part of the parade, and other miscellaneous tasks.

We encourage you to fill out an application if want to become a volunteer with PFLAG.  After you fill out the application please fax it to #303-573-5861, or email to  Once your application has been processed we will contact you to set up a short interview.

Click here to download volunteer form


September Program: PFLAG National President

JeanHodgesWe have a special speaker for our September 3 meeting, none other than PFLAG National President Jean Hodges of Boulder.

Jean is a PFLAG mom, educator, community organizer, citizen lobbyist for equality, and advocate for inclusion in her faith community. She cofounded the PFLAG Boulder chapter and led it for many years. She rose through the national ranks, first as regional director then as the chairperson of the 13-member Regional Directors Council. In that capacity, she also served as the Vice-President of the National Board of Directors. During her many years on the PFLAG National Board, Jean took a leading role on a number of issues, including gender nonconformity and inclusion of the transgender community. She was elected national president in October 2014.

In her presentation on September 3, Jean will describe for us the many programs of the national organization. and its plans for the future. Since dues-paying members of local chapters of PFLAG National, her words will undoubtedly make us feel more involved with the national organization, even when our outreach efforts are directed at the greater Denver community.

The New Families Support Group will meet as usual from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. At 7:30, all will move to the Community Room for announcements, refreshments and the program.

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