Monthly Meetings

General Information
We meet the third Thursday of every month to encourage and learn from one another.

We meet at the Charleston Public library at 712 6th Street, Charleston, IL. Parking and entrance are in the back. We meet in the Rotary Room on the right when you enter.

Day:  third Thursday of the month
Time:  6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Place: The Charleston Public Library, 712 6th Street, Charleton, IL

Contact us: email or Facebook message

You are invited:

October 19, 2017
Charleston Carnegie Public Library  6:00-7:30 PM
In honor of National Coming Out Day, we'll be talking about the many facets of the coming out process.

August 17, 2017
Charleston Carnegie Public Library  6:00-7:30 PM
An Evening of Sharing and Chapter Info
Bring your questions and concerns.  This will be an informal group sharing time as well as information about upcoming officer elections for our chapter.  

July 20, 2017
Illinois Safe School Alliance
Charleston Carnegie Public Library6:00-7:30 PM

Representatives from the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance ( will be present at our July meeting to discuss their work supporting gender/sexually diverse students across the state, current judicial rulings impacting our area schools, and ideas on what we can do to make and keep our communties safe for all students. Please join us for an informal but informative discussion. **If you're a teacher, school counselor, administrator, parent, or just someone who cares about kids, you won't want to miss!

What to Expect

PFLAG meetings are casual support group meetings that often include a presentation related to issues faced by parents, friends and family members of LGBTQ individuals. We also take time to share concerns, explore questions, and work together to become the best allies we can be.  We encourage a climate of respect as personal experiences and feelings are shared, even when they differ from our own. We strive to build trust by holding each others stories in confidence. We know that group sharing can be healing, but recognize our limitations as a support group and encourage those who need further assistance to seek out a professional counselor.  

Everyone is welcome at a PFLAG meeting.