Support Circle Plus – PFLAG and the Acronym

Curious about the meaning of all those letters of the acronym? How did we get from Stonewall to LGBTQQIAAPNb? How does PFLAG fit into this rich history? Join us on Saturday, October 24 at 11 AM for PFLAG Connects. Our own Reid Vanderburgh has created a PowerPoint presentation on this very topic, which we will discuss at the meeting.

To get the most out of this discussion, you are invited to watch the presentation via Zoom in advance of the meeting. We will not have time to show the hour-long presentation during the meeting itself. Our support circle will follow the discussion.

View the presentation video by clicking on this registration link. You will be sent a viewing link by return e-mail. Note that you will need to register for the October 24th support circle separately as described below.

Joining a PFLAG Connects Support Circle

Our PFLAG Connects online circles function a little differently than our in-person support circles. Here’s how to join a Circle:

Learn how to Circle online before you join the meeting by reading the PFLAG Connects Participant’s Guide on our website.

Click on the big REGISTER button on this page. You’ll be taken to an e-registration form. Please fill it out and submit it at least 1 hour before the start of the Support Circle. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian must attend with you. Tip: include your pronouns in the Last Name box. Example: Chelsea Circler (them, they)

We’ll send you an email with the meeting join link and optional dial-in instructions. Save this email! It contains your only ticket to the Circle.

Download the Zoom Meetings app from the App Store for your digital device.

Join on-time. Better yet, join early. The Circle Waiting Room opens 10 minutes before the circle starts and closes shortly after starting time. For your security, no late admissions. When the host begins setting up the meeting room, the Waiting Room will open. At the scheduled start time, the host will admit you to the meeting room.

If you have any questions, send us an email at



Oct 24 2020


View Video prior to meeting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


  • Reid Vanderburgh
    Reid Vanderburgh
    Board Member, PFLAG Portland

    Reid is a retired therapist based in Portland, Oregon. During the course of his career, he worked with over 450 people asking, “How do I want to live my life?” in the context of gender identity. I retired as a therapist in 2012, focusing on writing, trainings and consultation around issues pertaining to transition and trans identity.