Pflag – York Region’s LGBTQ2 support, resource and education network – has experienced unprecedented growth in the demand for its peer-to-peer support services at their monthly Coffee Night in Richmond Hill over the past eight months.
Pflag’s Coffee Night is a safe space where members of the LGBTQ2 community, their friends, family or allies can come together. This is a place to seek support if you have questions or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, or a place you can make new friends or connect with old ones.
In response to the demand for these services, Pflag is proud to announce its expansion by partnering with Aurora Public Library to bring a second Coffee Night to York Region every month, starting December 2018.
“The expansion of Pflag’s Coffee Night to Aurora means our most vulnerable in York Region are able to access powerful peer-to-peer support on a more frequent basis, and it provides easier access to those living in the northern municipalities. We are working to build support and social community spaces in areas where they are hard to find, and we are ecstatic to contribute to a thriving LGBTQ2 community across the Region.”
– Michael Blackburn, President, Pflag York Region
“Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag. The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag’s vibrancy and growth.”
– Reccia Mandelcorn, Manager Community Collaboration, Aurora Public Library
COFFEE NIGHT SCHEDULE
AURORA – NEW! Starting December 2018
15145 Yonge Street – Magna Room , Starts at 7:15 PM . Second Monday of every month
In Partnership with: Aurora Public Library
10909 Yonge Street – Unit 203, Starts at 7:15 PM. Fourth Wednesday of every month
In partnership with: My House Rainbow Meeting Spaces
Support is also available at [email protected] or 1.866.YR.PFLAG.
About Pflag: Pflag is a 100% volunteer-led registered charity and is York Region’s LGBTQ2 support, resource and education network – servicing one of the fastest growing and multicultural regions nationwide. We are a family for all genders, all sexualities, all identities and all people, regardless of where they are on their journey. Every day, our compassionate volunteers are contacted by frightened adolescents and by angry, fearful or confused parents and family members from all walks of life who have questions or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. We are there for those in need when it seems no one else is, making sure no hand goes unheld, no call goes unanswered, and that no LGBTQ2 individual looks to our community and doesn’t see themselves reflected or celebrated.