“In 2008, we were reeling from learning that our 15 year old “son” identified as a trans girl. I was desperate for support for my child, myself, and my family. 
We felt alone and frightened but once we found information, resources, and the strength, we embarked on this journey and found others on the same path.”

You Are Not Alone

Join Us Soon At a Monthly Support Meeting. See details under "Calendar" and "Monthly Meetings".

Need support now? Give our support line a call at 805-560-6821 we will be glad to hear from you.

Our Children

Our Daughters and Sons... is a "must read" for parents who are forming new and honest relationships with a loved one who has come out to them. This booklet answers several commonly-asked questions about having and LGBTQ child. Pick up a copy at our next PFLAG monthly meeting (See calendar) or click here for the PFLAG National Website for a PDF copy.

COmmunity Connections

Santa Barbara PFLAG Interfaith Pride Alliance

Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network

Pacific Pride Foundation Santa Barbara

Spectrum Ministries Santa Barbara

For more resources please visit: https://www.pflag.org/needsupport

PFLAG National Glossary of Terms

The power of language to shape our perceptions of other people is immense. Precise use of terms in regards to gender and sexual orientation can have a significant impact on demystifying many of the misperceptions associated with these concepts. However, the vocabulary of both continues to evolve, and there is not universal agreement about the definitions of many terms. Click here for some working definitions and examples of frequently used (and misused) terms as a starting point for dialogue and understanding, provided by National PFLAG.