to individuals, families and our community
. . .
. . is the key to reshaping attitudes, challenging myths
and misinformation, and changing our world for the
better. To help you gain understanding, we
offer educational articles, discussions, links to
relevant news stories, and more below. To the
community, we offer the following FREE educational services:
Our Extensive Website
this very site, you'll find TONS of
information that will inform you and may
challenge some previously held notions.
Just keep reading below to get started!
Our Speakers Bureau
on whatever topic(s) you would like us to address.
them know ***
scholarships are available
for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender students (and for straight
As you explore this educational section,
please remember that we are here to
answer questions you may
have, and most certainly to provide any
support you may
Now, get ready
your heart -- and
Reminder: GLBTQ = Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender,
Where to Start?
the Basics: Test Your Knowledge, Review Some Basic
Terms, and Distinguish Sexual Orientation vs. Gender
Now, a Fork in
to Explore Further
now explored the introductory links we have provided
above, and you now have a basic understanding of what
sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression
are about. We're now going to take a closer look
at each of these concepts which, of course, can and
sometimes does overlap
in a person's life. Understanding which of these issues
(singular or plural) a
person may be dealing with is key to understanding the
may other issues that may be involved in the lives of
GLBTQ people. Note: Please don't skip the
section titled "Issues in the Lives of GLBTQ People" --
there's important information you need to be aware of as
the loved one of a GLBTQ person (or as a GLBTQ person
yourself). Without exploring that
you've only scratched the surface.
encourage you to learn as much as you can about all of
these important topics since issues that affect one
usually affect the other.
As we have learned, it is sometimes very difficult to
separate these topics as they are often intertwined
in people you meet and especially in the discussions we
have at PFLAG. As always, PFLAG Phoenix is
here, ready to provide
support and additional education whenever you need