ABOUT: PFLAG Oakland-East Bay is a local chapter of PFLAG National, the nation's largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and those
who love them.

ACTIVITIES: We hold monthly meetings and we organize and participate in community activities furthering equality, affirmation, and respect for all people, inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity.

MORE INFO: We post lots of info on our Facebook page - take a look! You won't need a Facebook account to view the page. Sign up for our monthly email newsletter or contact us with questions by contacting support@pflag-eastbay.org. We look forward to welcoming you to our group!


  • February 28, 2023: In Person and Online: Navigating Estrangement with Dr. Joshua Coleman, the author of The Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict; & confidential support.
  • January 24, 2023: Year-Ahead Brainstorming and Annual Chapter Election, plus support
  • December 27, 2022: Confidential support only
  • November 22, 2022: Confidential support only
  • October 25, 2022: Two-Spirit Identities featuring Kanyon Sayers-Roods, activist, educator, and founder of Indian Canyon Two-Spirit Society; & confidential support
  • September 27, 2022: Non-Binary Youth Panel & Online Support
  • September 4, 2022: Oakland Pride Parade
  • August 28, 2022: Ice Cream Social at a private home in the SF Bay Area
  • July 26, 2022: Transgender Youth Panel & Online Support
  • June 28, 2022: Gayle McWilliams and the founding of A Gathering Place, an affinity group in Oakland for people of color who are family and friends of those who identify as LGBTQ+
  • June 26, 2022: San Francisco Pride Parade
  • May 24, 2022: Intersex is Awesome, TED Talks by three intersex advocates & Online Support
  • April 26, 2022: Creating Spaces for LGBTQ+ Kids to Thrive with Andrew Kramer, co-founder of Camp Indigo, a summer day camp for transgender and gender diverse youth, ages 4-17, in Oakland, CA & Boulder, CO; plus Online Support
  • March 22, 2022: Learn More About Asexuality & Online Support



February 2023 - We have returned to in-person meetings! The location is St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue near Derby Street in Berkeley.

For in-person meetings:

  • Masks will be required for now.
  • Extra masks will be available if needed.
  • We will do everything possible to assure meeting room ventilation.

We'd also like to provide an online meeting option for those who are unable to join us in person.

Also, our board is still here to connect with you one-on-one. Email pflagoeb@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at 510-562-7692 and we will call back. Take care and don't hesitate to reach out.

Monthly Meetings

4th Tuesdays, 7-9 pm in person

Join us In-Person at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley OR Online. Email pflagoeb@gmail.com to receive instructions for joining the meeting online.

An interesting variety of guest speakers joins us for the first part of our meetings. Then we typically break into small breakout groups to ask questions, share stories, learn from and support each other.

We look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming Programs (7-9 pm in person; 7-8:30 pm online) 

  • March 28, 2023: Rainbow Ruckus in the Stacks: Librarians and the Future of LGBTQ Programming; plus confidential support in small groups. San Lorenzo librarians Yosmay del Mazo (he/they) and Molly Hitchings (she/her) join us to talk about Drag Storytime, responding to hate groups, queer lit visibility, and programming around banned books.
  • April 25, 2023: TBA and support
  • May 23, 2023: TBA and support