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PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbian and Gays) has a new location: 

Educational and Cultural Center
Congregation B'nai David,
1039 S. Chinowth,Visalia, CA  93277

PFLAG is a volunteer group of parents, family and friends of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT). We welcome members of the GLBT community to our meetings and membership. We meet on the third Sunday of each month.


Next meeting:
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2014 3 - 5 pm

Happy 2014 to our PFLAG friends and family!

 Join us for the first program of the new year as we meet at our new location......Congregation B'nai David on Chinowth in Visalia. We are located next door to the Veva Blunt Elementary School.

This month we will enjoy a presentation about the PFLAG National Conference that took place this past October. It was attended by Dr. Kathryn Hall, Cathy Brass, and Joan Palmer. They lobbied our Congressman and Senators. They attended plenaries and workshops and have much to report about the work PFLAG National is doing in DC and around our country. Kathryn, Cathy, and Joan have information that can be used by our local chapter and out in the community. Come join and get ready to advocate even more.

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dont ask dont tell


Gay Porterville would like to invite you to march a long side us and our LGBT Veteran's who've bravely served our country. This is the first parade in Porterville a gay contingency has marched in. 

Please consider joining us this Monday November 11th at 8:30 am.

The contingency is entered in as Gay Porterville. Our group number is #104 and we are to line up at Main St. and North St. (next to car dealership Kar Korral 559 N. Main St.)

Our marching group will be lead by our LGBT Veteran's carrying a banner and wearing shirts that list their branch of service and the years in which they served. If you or someone you know is an LGBT Veteran and is interested in marching please get in touch so we can create a shirt for you.

Behind that banner will be the Gay Porterville banner where we will be wearing white shirts that state "I support Gay Porterville" and others that state "LGBT Ally". These shirts will be provided but supplies are limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Otherwise, please wear whatever makes you most comfortable and is in good taste.

And last but not least will be joined by Porterville College Pride Club marching behind us with their club shirts and banners.

If you are not able to march with us please consider coming out and being a part of our cheering section.

We could use all the support we can get. Facebook event page is here: Event Page


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On November 11, 2013 Porterville's own LGBTQ Veteran's marched for the very first time in the very famous Veteran's Day Parade sucessfully. 

Below is a picture of our contingency. 12 active and retired Veteran's standing next to their 40+ supporters and allies of Gay Porterville, PFLAG of Tulare-Kings County, Bakersfield LGBTQ group, and Porterville College Pride Club. 

Check out this album for more photo's of this historical day for us: Porterville's Veterans Day Parade 2013


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PFLAG Tulare and Kings Counties is a volunteer group of parents, family and friends of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT). We welcome members of the GLBT community to our meetings and membership. We meet on the third Sunday of each month.

Location: Family HealthCare Network
305 East Center Street (Corner of Bridge Street)
(Use the courtyard entrance on Bridge. Pedestrian gate is in the alley.)
Map: Click here
Next meeting:
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013 3 - 5 pm

Coming Out Stories

Candi Hood, MA, is a parent, author, teacher, grant writer, and Certified Dyslexia Testing Specialist. Kristin Beasley completed her PhD in Clinical Neurophsychology and Parent Infant Mental Health. Both women lived for nearly forty years with straight heterosexual privilege. They sacrificed their basic civil rights in exchange for true love.

We welcome Candi, Kristen, and two of their six children, (Eli Sullivan 16, and Bethany Houghton 13) as we hear their story of coming out and all they have experienced through the process.

They live in Reedly where they are currently building their dream project, a philanthropic, organic farm. They have a passion for helping others and advocating for at-risk population.

Coming Out Stories is our traditional October program to celebrate Coming Out Day which takes place on October 11 each year.

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