Who We Are

We, the Santa Barbara area parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity, and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG Santa Barbara welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision. Visit our calendar for a listing of our upcoming support meeting and events.

We are Part of Something Bigger

PFLAG is a national, grassroots organization! Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, 

Visit the National PFLAG website.

PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of: support, education, and advocacy.

PFLAG has over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states.  

Our Vision

PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Our Mission

By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through:

  • Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ
  • Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ
  • Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ

PFLAG SANTA BARBARA IS A TAX-EXEMPT, NONPROFIT 501©3 ORGANIZATION THAT IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS GROUP.

Rachel Maddow on the story of PFLAG