Phoenix Familias del Arco Iris: Our Bilingual
Now Meeting Monthly!
It's true! After many years
of hoping and wishing a leader would come along who
could lead a bilingual/Spanish-speaking PFLAG support
group here in Phoenix, our dreams have finally come
true! We've found the perfect person,
and she's committed to seeing this new group come
alive here in the Valley!
that our bilingual support meetings have begun, we
are seeking out others who may be interested and willing
to help this new group grow and prosper. If
you think you might be such a person (or know someone
else who might be),
please contact us so that we can discuss
possibilities with you.
We're also looking for ways that
we can get the word out to the local Hispanic community
-- both in English and in Spanish. If you know of
people and/or organizations that can help us to get the
please contact us!
sure to check out
our new web section
for our Familias del Arco Iris support group!
1st Wednesday of each month
(beginning March 3, 2010)
NOTE: For November only, our 1st Wed. (Nov. 2nd)
Familias meeting is cancelled. We'll meet instead
on the 3rd Sunday (Nov. 20th) at Faith Lutheran Church,
801 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, at 2:00pm-3:30pm.
General support and sharing group. "Lending" library
of books/videos also available.
Note: This meeting
starts promptly at 7pm, so it's a good idea to get there 5-10
minutes early to get signed-in, have an opportunity to look over the
"lending" library and find your seat.
Every attendee attending our
support meetings MUST adhere to our
confidentiality requirement. Nothing
said at a support meeting and no one seen at
a support meeting can be shared with anyone
else outside of the support meeting.
This means no talking with friends, family
members, co-workers, etc. outside the
support meeting, and no sharing of
information on the Internet including social
media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
If anyone becomes aware of anyone else not
following this confidentiality requirement,
please report it to a PFLAG Phoenix Board
member or any of our support group
facilitators for further actions.
and Sal Rosales are the facilitators of our
Familias del Arco Iris bilingual support group.
Both Mary and Sal are fluent in English and Spanish.
They have three children, one of which was their son
Richie who was gay. Sadly, Richie passed away from
AIDS in 2005. Mary and Sal came to PFLAG Phoenix
in 2009, and soon after joined with other interested
individuals to form our Familias del Arco Iris bilingual
support group. This group has a primary focus and
outreach to Hispanic families in the Phoenix
metropolitan area, although all are welcome to attend.
We (PFLAG Phoenix) are blessed to have Mary and Sal join
our PFLAG family, and you too will find them warm,
inviting, and passionate to help others who share this
Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC)
1407 N. 2nd St., Phoenix (½ block south of McDowell
on 2nd St.) (Map)
is a stand-alone complex located on the
northeast corner of 2nd Street and East Willetta Street. Park in the main parking lot
(off 2nd St.). The entrance door is midway along the backside of
the church. Signs or a volunteer will direct you where to go from
there. Try to relax -- you'll meet only warm and caring
Q&A: Why are support meetings held at churches?
support location is a short walking distance from the
Metro Light Rail Station at Central Ave. and McDowell
Metro Light Rail information and schedules.
McDowell/Central Ave Light Rail Station (0.2
PFLAG Phoenix is unable to arrange transportation to/from our support
meetings -- this is a necessary precaution for our
volunteers and for liability purposes.
Would you like to help us out at our
support meetings? It's very easy and
we'd sure appreciate it!
Check out this list of some simple ways to help us out!
General information about our support meetings: