We are PFLAG MACON, established in March 1994 as a member chapter of PARENTS, FAMILIES, and FRIENDS of LESBIANS and GAYS. We are based in Macon Georgia and serve ALL of Middle Georgia including Macon, Warner Robins, Milledgeville, Cochran, Eastman, Forsyth, Thomaston, Dublin, Hawkinsville, Fort Valley and other communities.
Our vision is based on creating an open, inclusive and respectful society without any form of discrimination, especially toward sexual orientation and gender identity. It is very important to promote and develop equality, education, diversity, and justice for all the people in the world. Various forms of homophobia are very destructive, children at an early age are taught to hate and are led with lots of prejudice and violence which continue from generation to generation. The even bigger problem in connection with forms of violence and hatred is that government doesn’t provide any protection against these forms of discrimination. This has to be stopped. Most effective ways to achieve this is promoting human rights, equality, and the rise of all LGBT people. Of course, this requires strong but sophisticated strategy to advance and celebrate our LGBT community in most proper way possible.
Everybody deserves right to be respected, accepted and valued. By sharing as many stories as possible about hate crimes and injustices, the impact on society becomes much more significant. Fear of rejection and isolation is our main enemy which leads to devastating consequences. By education of our members and community leaders, it is possible to reach society in a way to increase understanding of homosexuality.