General Meetings
We have meetings on the third Sunday of every month.
We meet at the Robert Schoenberg Carriage House, (LGBT Center) (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania at 3907 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The building is set back from the street. Parking is free!

PFLAG Philadelphia is proud to announce the formation of a support group for parents, family members and friends of transgender individuals. If you or someone you know has a transgender family member or friend please join us.

Everyone is welcome at PFLAG meetings.

For more information call 215-572-1833 or email pflagphila@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting listed below.

July

July 15, 2018
General Meeting
Please join us for our monthly group meeting on Sunday July 15, 2018.

PROGRAM UPDATE: We are on our summer schedule and will offer support groups only.

Our support groups will begin at 2:00pm until 4:00pm. We have a support group for transgender and LGBTQ families and individuals. All are welcome!

Snacks will be served.



In Memory of Those Who Have Lost Their Lives: We will continue to honor your memory by our advocacy. May you rest in Peace.

On June 29,2018 Phylicia Mitchell, 45, was shot to death Friday in Cleveland.

Mitchell, a transgender woman, was shot in the chest about 6 p.m. outside her home in the city’s Edgewater neighborhood, reports Cleveland newspaper The Plain Dealer. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Mitchell’s longtime partner, Shane Mitchell, told the newspaper that she was “a good person” and that their relationship endured through numerous hardships.

On June 24, 2018 the latest transgender victim to be murdered is currently identified. We are reporting the facts below out of respect and support toward our transgender community. We are devastated.

According to multiple news reports, a still-unidentified transgender woman was found dead in Jacksonville, Florida, on June 24 -- the third transgender woman murdered and the fourth shot in the Florida city this year.

Police are investigating the shooting death of the transgender woman in her twenties. Reports indicate that the shooting occurred at the Quality Inn in the Baymeadows area of the Southside.

Local activists are calling on police to aggressively investigate these horrifying attacks and bring the killers to justice. Antash’a English and Celine Walker, both Black transgender women, were also killed in Jacksonville this year.

"First and foremost, we join the Jacksonville transgender community in mourning the loss of a third transgender victim of fatal violence and demanding justice. Antash’a English, Celine Walker, and this latest unnamed victim were young women filled with hopes and dreams, and worthy of dignity and respect," said HRC National Press Secretary Sarah McBride.

On her Facebook page, Antash’a English, 38, described herself as an “independent” transgender woman who “thrives on being the best person” she can be. A friend of Celine Walker’s said that she would “always be inspired and encouraged by someone who had such courage to do what made her happy” and made a plea on Facebook for media and police to stop misgendering transgender victims.

On May 22, 2018, the Portland police have identified the victim of a downtown homicide as a transgender woman.
According to Portland Police Bureau (PPB) report, the 28-year-old woman named Gigi was found with a fatal gunshot wound late Monday evening on SW 2nd between SW Ash and SW Ankeny. Officers who arrived at the scene arrested one suspect, 33-year-old Sophia Grace Adler, who has since been booked in the Multnomah County Jail on murder charges.

Police have little information about why a transgender woman was killed in her apartment in Dallas on Wednesday May 9, 2018.
Karla Patricia Pavón, 26, was found unconscious in her apartment at 4:17 p.m. when the fire department showed up responding to a call. When they saw that she had been strangled, they called police.


Sasha Wall, 29, died in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, after suffering multiple gunshots.

In Los Angeles,Latina woman from Honduras was found murdered. Police say they found the body of Viccky Gutierrez in a Pico-Union district apartment and suspected foul play. She’s the second transgender person killed so far in 2018.

On January 5, transgender rights advocate Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien was found beaten and stabbed to death inside her home in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Tonya Harvey, a 35-year-old transgender woman, was fatally shot in Buffalo, New York, in what is at least the third homicide of a transgender person in the United States so far this year.

Last year, at least 28 transgender people were murdered in the U.S., making it the deadliest year yet for the transgender community.


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July 15, 2018

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