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PFLAG Chapter ‘Comes Out’ on St. Thomas

After two years of planning, a PFLAG Chapter has recently been established in the USVI. PFLAG St. Thomas, an LGBTQIA+ advocacy group, will now offer a place for V.I. friends and families of LGBTQIA+ people to support, educate and advocate.

PFLAG St. Thomas, an affiliate of PFLAG, Inc., is designed to serve the St. Thomas–St. John district. A special inaugural event for the new chapter will be held on June 3. The social event will take place at Yacht Haven Grande’s 13 Restaurant from 1-4 p.m. The event is hosted in part with AARP in The Virgin Islands.

The first PFLAG was founded in 1973 and is a chapter-based organization currently set up in more than 400 communities across the United States. Its governance structure is membership-based and is comprised of chapter members and members at large.

PFLAG St. Thomas will continue the work of the organization by providing support groups for parents, LBGTQIA+ adults, and youth and supportive community events in the St. Thomas and St. John district.

For more information about PFLAG ST. Thomas, visit the Facebook page or contact can be made by email at pflagstthomas@gmail.com. To learn about PFLAG National, visit pflag.org for more information.

PFLAG St. Thomas also encourages the St. Thomas – St. John district to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month during the month of June.

The following is a schedule of PFLAG St. Thomas Pride events:

June 3
Meet Greet/Listening Session 1-4 p.m.
13 Restaurant at Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas

June 9, 2023
PRIDE Theme Karaoke from 7-10 p.m.
Leatherback Brewers, St. Thomas

June 17
PRIDE Health & Wellness Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lindquist Beach (Smith Bay Park), St. Thomas

June 24
PRIDE Walk 2023 8 a.m. to noon.
Emancipation Garden, St. Thomas

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