pflag began in New York city in 1972, when a young man was attacked at a gay rights protest demonstration. His parents saw the attack on television and witnessed the failure of the police to intervene. The man’s mother, Jeanne Manford (1920 – 2013) marched with her son in New York’s Pride Day parade that year, and was persuaded to begin a support group, which held its first formal meeting in March 1973. Thus pflag was born!

London has a long history with pflag Canada. Opening our chapter in the early 2000’s, we have grown from a small office crammed with 10 people, to a space where we host over 60 people every month!