recent programs

With your help we have struck down I-1515 (the "Just Want Privacy" Campaign). You made it clear that Washington will not discriminate against our Trans family!

Our mission


The Whatcom Chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Asexual persons, their families, and friends through:

Support to cope with an adverse society
Education to enlighten an ill-informed public
Advocacy to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights.

PFLAG Whatcom provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Keeping families together is the mission of PFLAG. Our family values stress education, understanding, acceptance, and support, but most of all love, thereby empowering our children — straight, cisgender, and GLBT alike — to lead happy and productive lives.

PFLAG Whatcom welcomes:

Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, children, spouses, friends, and allies of the GLBT community.
Anyone who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex, pansexual, or gender non-conforming. 

PFLAG Whatcom is also:

a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) corporation
not affiliated with any ethnic, religious, economic, or political group
a volunteer, local, community-based group

Our board


Francie Gass
PFLAG Board Co-chair 

Tammy Benson

PFLAG Board Co-chair


Carl Nyblade
PFLAG Board Treasurer

Marcia Leishman
PFLAG Board Secretary

Rebecca Browning
PFLAG Board Webmaster


Sebastian Ernissee
PFLAG Board Member

Pete Olson
PFLAG Board Member
 

PFLAG Whatcom is
a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) corporation
not affiliated with any ethnic, religious, economic, or political group
a volunteer, local, community-based group

PFLAG

​Whatcom

mission & vision

​The Whatcom Chapter of PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of GLBTQ Persons, their Families and Friends. 

Our history


1994 - Community members gather to discuss discrimination they have been viewing


2000 - Started Bellingham Pride


2004 - Whatcom PFLAG starts the Just Us Youth Program, which later becomes the Queer Resource Center (QRC).


2014 - Celebrated 20th anniversary

volunteering

Our Member base is steadily growing! We are looking for people of all kinds to pursue PFLAG's goals. 

Creating change through support, education, and outreach.