By Tim Kowols
For 21 years the Door County chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has met on the third Sunday of every month to make sure people do not feel they are alone. PFLAG Door County celebrates its milestone this month as the national organization enters its 45th year of being an ally for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer community. Sandy Brown helped create the chapter out of concern for others who needed support in the community, including a young gay man who wrote to the organization after contemplating suicide because he felt alone. According to Brown, that letter caused PFLAG’s founding members to meet on a more regular basis.
PFLAG Door County is one of 400 chapters across the country. The chapter has monthly meetings on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. at Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay and the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship near Sister Bay from September to May.