October 20, 2019

Talking Inclusively: October 2019

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ+ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you...

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Training Toolkit: Creating Thriving Chapters

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Creating Thriving Chapters: How to Attract, Develop, and Retain Members.  One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you learned...

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May 14, 2019

PFLAG Chapter Leaders Across the U.S. Endorse the Equality Act

UNITED STATES—Today, hundreds of chapter leaders from PFLAG—the nation's first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies—

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Candidate Guidelines and Social Media Best Practices

As the 2020 presidential campaign season gets started we are already getting a lot of questions about what they can and cannot say about candidates. In the excitement about...

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Fair Housing For All: Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community

There are an estimated four million incidents of housing discrimination in rental and sales each year. The majority of those incidents are not reported and an even smaller number result...

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Training Toolkit: Fair Housing For All: Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Fair Housing For All: Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community with Shivaughn Ferguson, Sherrill Frost-Brown, and Joe Wardenski. One of our key goals is to help...

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March 18, 2019

Something to Talk About: March 2019

Looking for ways to keep the conversation going about LGBTQ issues with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter? Welcome to Something to Talk About, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for EqualityTM...

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February 27, 2019

Transgender Day of Visibility

The International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an annual day of recognition, celebrated around the world on March 31st, which is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender and gender-expansive people, while simultaneously raising awareness of the...

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January 27, 2019

Call for Workshop Proposals Extended!

Workshop proposals for We Are the Change: The 2019 PFLAG National Convention in Kansas City, MO in October 2019 are now being accepted! PFLAG chapter leaders, members, supporters and equality advocates from across the country will join together at the Kansas City Marriott...

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January 9, 2019

PFLAG Houlton breaking down social barriers

“You can’t tell if a person is gay or straight,” Holden said. “We exist for support, education and advocacy.”

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December 30, 2018

Our 2018 Top Ten Best and Worst

2018 was a year with some high highs and, as always, some very low lows. Here’s PFLAG National’s top 10-–did your bests and worsts make the list?

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There was solid LGBTQ+ visibility in television this year. We can thank...

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December 16, 2018

Just one gay acquaintance can change hearts and minds on LGBTQ rights

"Those who were previously opposed or ambivalent about gay and lesbian people can change their hearts and minds," Owen said.

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December 17, 2018

LGBTQ Organizations Condemn Federal Commission on School Safety Recommendation to Rescind School Disciplinary Guidance

U.S. Department of Education continues to fail students of color and LGBTQ students

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December 10, 2018

Vogue Theater joins with PFLAG Manistee to bring a film to life

The Vogue Theater has partnered with PFLAG Manistee for the viewing of “Boy Erased”

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September 27, 2018

Three mothers form South Bay chapter of PFLAG

"Linda Reeves, along with two other mothers of gay children — Cindy Byrne and Tina Sarafa — will soon launch the first Manhattan Beach and South Bay chapter"

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November 17, 2018

Decatur PFLAG gathers to honor murdered transgender individuals

Those who came together with PFLAG at 1st Congregational Church on Sunday gathered for a solemn purpose — to honor the lives of transgender people murdered because of their identity.

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November 27, 2018

Homophobia in Washington State moves PFLAG to action

"Homophobic Facebook post incites fear and anxiety within the local LGBTQ community and anonymous individuals started a campaign to promote inclusiveness within Sedro-Woolley and Skagit Valley"

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November 25, 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance honored locally on Nov. 27

"The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998."

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November 24, 2018

PFLAG Salisbury featured in new parade

"PFLAG and Salisbury PRIDE were featured in the '’Tis the Season Spectacular' as well as other groups that have not been invited to participate before."

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November 20, 2018

PFLAG Dillion Supports Non-Discrimination Ordinance

"PFLAG Dillon has asked the City of Dillon to adopt a non-discrimination (otherwise known as expansion of the definition of protected persons) city ordinance."

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Stopping the Blitz: Coordinated Response to Christian Nationalist State Campaigns

Project Blitz is a concerted campaign designed to shape state law using a distorted concept of religious freedom to push back on LGBTQ equality as well as gender and reproductive justice issues....

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November 14, 2018

PFLAG playing a vital role in family relationships

"Some families are inadequately exposed and informed about the LGBTQ community. This is where organizations like PFLAG can play a vital role in family members’ relationships with one another."

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August 8, 2018

Verizon donates $250,000 to PFLAG

"The international telecommunications company Verizon presented a check on Monday for $250,000 to PFLAG, which advocates for families and allies of LGBT people, at the group’s headquarters in Washi

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June 25, 2018

PFLAG Has Been A Lifesaving Resource For Families Of LGBTQ Kids For Decades

“PFLAG was the scaffolding to hold me up and my family together while we went on an amazing journey to understand, accept and eventually celebrate our trans child,”

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December 6, 2018

Sam Thoron, former PFLAG president, dies at 79

Sam Thoron sold insurance and raced sports cars — but he was better known for changing the lives of thousands of straight families with gay children.

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November 19, 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

Each November 20th, PFLAG joins in honoring the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which was inspired by the 1998 murder of Rita Hester. TDOR marks a day when communities around the globe commemorate trans people who died...

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October 20, 2018

Won't Be Erased: PFLAG National Statement on Transgender Erasure by the Administration

Today, PFLAG National released the following statement from board member Stephanie Battaglino:

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Voting Matters: The PFLAG National “Get Out the Vote” and Voting Guide

**2018 Edition** HOT OFF THE PRESSES!

All you need for voter advocacy as a PFLAG member, chapter member, or PFLAG supporter. Download yours now!

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October 9, 2018

Get Out the Vote 2019

Are you registered to vote? Do you know where your polling place is and how to get there? Do you want to help your friends and neighbors vote, too? PFLAG National and great organizations like the NAACPRock the Vote,...

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Advocacy in an Election Year for PFLAG Leaders: Your Voice Can Change the World

The midterms will be here soon. The urgency of the upcoming election is already dominating the headlines and your social media news feed. And while PFLAGers have always been legislative...

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July 18, 2018

Talking Inclusively: July 2018

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you can...

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June 28, 2018

Meet the 2018 Summer Interns

This summer, we have three college students joining our team as interns. Hailing from Florida, Kentucky, and North Carolina to spend their summer with PFLAG National, we could not be more excited to have their unique identities, experiences, and viewpoints in...

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June 25, 2018

PFLAG National On SCOTUS Muslim Ban Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families, allies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people—today issued the following st

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June 3, 2018

PFLAG National on the Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

The Supreme Court today issued a very narrow decision in favor of one baker in one shop in one case in one state.

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When LGBTQ Past and Present Collide! How LGBTQ History Can Illuminate Today’s Challenges

As PFLAG chapters prepare for Pride Month and PFLAG National continues to celebrate its 45th Anniversary how will you make history? Understanding key facts about LGBTQ history and how it shapes...

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April 1, 2018

​National​ LGBTQ Organizations Join Waves Ahead to Rebuild Puerto Rico

Organizations Sending Volunteers for Community Action in May

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February 26, 2018

Something to Talk About: February 2018

Looking for ways to keep the conversation going about LGBTQ issues with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter? Welcome to Something to Talk About a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about...

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February 13, 2018

Talking Inclusively: February 2018

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you...

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February 11, 2018

PFLAG National Speaks Out Against “Abhorrent” Act by Department of Education Against Transgender Students

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people —responded today to the ann

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January 30, 2018

PFLAGers Bring the Power of the Zip Code to Creating Change Lobby Day 2018

PFLAGer Karen Mitchell from PFLAG Columbus, Ohio joined PFLAG National staffers Jaime Henkel, Jean-Marie Navetta, and Diego Sanchez to hit Capitol Hill, zip code by zip code, to cover the states of Ohio, Oregon, California and Massachusetts, respectively. They advocated...

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January 17, 2018

PFLAG National Speaks Out Against So-Called “Conscience and Religious Freedom” Division of HHS

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—responded today to

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December 11, 2017

PFLAG National Board Member Susan Thronson "Won't Be Denied"

"Family acceptance for LGBTQ youth who face homelessness and attempt suicide at tragic and unacceptable levels.

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December 17, 2017

PFLAG National “...Will Never Stop Saying The Words”

"...we trust in an evidence-based and science-based policy, especially when it comes to gender, sexual orientation, reproductive health, and the health and wellbeing of our transgender loved ones."

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December 4, 2017

PFLAG National at the Supreme Court for Charlie Craig v Masterpiece Cakeshop

Former PFLAG National Executive Director Jaime M. Grant, Ph.D. spoke at the rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as oral arguments on Charlie Craig v. Masterpiece Cakeshop took place. She also had...

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October 5, 2017

PFLAG National on DOJ’s New “License to Discriminate” Guidance

“This administration has the dubious distinction of making more attempts to remove existing protections from LGBTQ and other marginalized people than any in this nation’s history...”

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September 7, 2017

PFLAG National on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Planned Revision of Title IX Guidance on Sexual Assault on Campuses

“...will leave universities with less clarity, and make LGBTQ students, students of color, students with disabilities, all students, more vulnerable.”

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September 4, 2017

PFLAG National On DACA

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)—today issued the following s

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August 30, 2017

The All-New Advocacy 101 Hub

As we shared in the last edition of the PFLAG Voice, we have updated One Voice Can Change The World: The PFLAG National Advocacy Guide and Toolkit, our comprehensive guide and toolkit on policy, advocacy, and lobbying. The new...

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August 9, 2017

PFLAG Offers a Hopeful Glimmer

I do believe we will retain much of the progress we have made toward LGBT inclusion and understanding in schools.

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Advocacy 101 Resources

Check out these resources to help you set up a meeting with your elected officials, build a coalition, or send out a media advisory. In addition, we have included an...

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August 13, 2017

PFLAG National On Violence In Charlottesville, VA

“The vile rhetoric may be loud, but our love is louder, and our numbers many times greater…”

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July 27, 2017

Michelle Visage recommends PFLAG

Show up, help in shelters if you can, get involved in PFLAG, do what you can do to help in any way that you can. Consciousness is key.

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July 27, 2017

Something to Talk About: July 2017

Looking for ways to keep the conversation going about LGBTQ issues with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter? Welcome to Something to Talk About a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about...

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July 22, 2017

PFLAG's Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Partnerships speaks to The Daily Beast

Diego Sanchez, director of advocacy, policy and partnerships for PFLAG, a family and ally organization for LGBT individuals, echoed McKay’s sentiments to The Daily Beast that greater visibility is

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July 25, 2017

PFLAG Beaumont Educational Chair speaks out on President Trump's Transgender Ban Tweets

"Being told that we're a burden, that we don't matter, that our contribution to the life, liberty, and freedom of the people in this nation, don't matter, is very difficult, it's a hard pill to swa

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June 28, 2017

PFLAGers offer support in China

On May 20, "Lover's Day" in China, a group of mothers, affiliated with the US-founded PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), caused a stir by appearing at a Shanghai park where

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July 26, 2017

Thoughts from a trans army brat...

The callous and cavalier actions by the Commander-in-Chief—desiring to ban active duty and prospective transgender troops from military service—are ignorant and un-American. As an Army brat whose Dad was a career Army and World War II combat veteran, I have...

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July 25, 2017

PFLAG National On Administration Actions Against the LGBTQ Community

“PFLAG’s vision of an inclusive, respectful America will prevail.”
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July 25, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on Trans Military Service

Today, PFLAG National released the following statement from Interim Executive Director Beth Kohm, in response to tweets from the President regarding a change in policy around transgender military s

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July 10, 2017

PFLAG and other pro-LGBT organizations advocate at Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting

Liz Owen, director of communications for PFLAG National, attended the Phoenix event and says it confirmed that LGBT acceptance is a value that r

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June 29, 2017

PFLAGers Take Pride

For the past month, parades, marches, festivals, workshops, picnics, and parties have taken place around the world to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, which honors the Stonewall riots which took place in 1969 in New York City. PFLAGers...

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June 8, 2017

PFLAG and Others Pay Tribute to the Orlando Pulse Nightclub Victims

PFLAG Napa delivered the Orlando Pulse Memorial Quilt to PFLAG Orlando last October. It contains 49 squares, each of which memorializes one of the lives lost in the June 12 mass shooting.

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May 3, 2017

House votes to implement Affordable Health Care Act, PFLAG National Responds

PFLAG National Interim Executive Director Elizabeth Kohm said, "Each one of us has an individual story about why access to health care is so important, deeply personal and, for too many, can involv

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May 3, 2017

'Religious Freedom' Order May Still Be Used to Discriminate

And PFLAG National released a statement reading in part, "In signing this so-called 'religious liberty' order, the president has essentially granted broad permission to discriminate..."

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May 25, 2017

Manford Family Receive Queens Post Office Naming Honors

On Saturday May 19th the Jackson Heights post office (in the borough of Queens, NY) was named after Jeanne and Jules Manford, PFLAG's founders. As reported by NewNowNext.com:

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May 24, 2017

Family Equality Council and PFLAG National Welcome Bipartisan Introduction of Every Child Deserves a Family Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Equality Council and PFLAG National, Co-Chairs of the National Every Child Deserves a Family Coalition, welcome the reintroduction of the Every Child Dese

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Health Risk Behaviors among Gender Expansive Students with Alison Gill

In addition to transgender youth, gender expansive (also called gender nonconforming or nonbinary) youth are receiving a great deal of attention in the media and among educators and policymakers. However,...

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May 3, 2017

PFLAG National on ACA Repeal, Risk of Harm to LGBTQ and Other Communities

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today spoke out f

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May 3, 2017

PFLAG National Says Executive Order Grants “...Broad Permission to Discriminate”

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today spoke out a

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May 2, 2017

PFLAG National Condemns Possible “License to Discriminate” Executive Order

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—strongly condemne

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May 1, 2017

PFLAG National Lauds Congressional Reintroduction of Equality Act

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—lauded today’s re

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April 30, 2017

PFLAG National Salutes Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today spoke out i

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April 29, 2017

#TakeOneStep, Make Calls, Save Lives

#TakeOneStep on May 1st and tell the U.S. House of Representatives to preserve healthcare! Use the power of your zip code and the strength of your PFLAG voice...you will truly save lives.

In the coming weeks, the House is likely...

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April 29, 2017

#TakeOneStep

"We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers. Our power is in our ability to make things unworkable. All we have is bodies. We need to tuck them, tuck them, tuck them, in places so that the wheels

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April 24, 2017

Something to Talk About: April 2017

Looking for ways to keep the conversation going about LGBTQ and ally issues with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter? Welcome to Something to Talk About, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program...

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April 20, 2017

Trans Student's Journey to Activist...and President of PFLAG Pasadena

Today, Aiden, 28, is pursuing his master’s degree, married, and is an activist in the LGBTQ community as president of the Pasadena chapter of PFLAG, an advocacy group.

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April 6, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on Gorsuch Confirmation

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—issued the follow

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April 4, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on Hively Workplace Victory

WASHINGTON, DC—Yesterday, the Seventh Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that sexual orientation is protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights

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March 13, 2017

Parents demand board action after bus driver's remarks

“My heart is racing, and I just couldn't hold it in anymore. I tried,” said Polk Pride board member and Polk County PFLAG president Kerri McCoy.

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March 25, 2017

Juli Stratton: Seeing Past Labels and Into People's Hearts

"I have learned that to be in community is to experience a sense of belonging," Stratton said. "To belong is to be related to and to be a part of something greater than ourselves."

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March 13, 2017

NCAA commits to inclusivity in response to letter from LGBTQ advocates

With organizations such as media watchdog GLAAD, PFLAG, Lambda Legal and the National LGBTQ Task Force co-signing, along with numerous state and local organizations, the letter represents the full

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March 5, 2017

Proposal To Ban Conversion Therapy Moves To Public Hearing

Peterson Toscano, a native of Stamford, underwent conversion therapy. His experience, written in a statement, was read by Donna Warren, an LGBTQ advocate and PFLAG mother.

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March 4, 2017

Trans teen lobbies Ozark school for access

"I was worried about him being picked on," said Meghan Howard, who turned to the education and advocacy group PFLAG for guidance. "He was angry and closed off.

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March 4, 2017

Relaunched #ClaimYourRights Campaign Supports Transgender Students

In response to the confusing messages being sent by DeVos and the Department of Education regarding Title IX, LGBT advocacy groups GLSEN and PFLAG have relaunched their 2009 #ClaimYourRights campai

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March 1, 2017

PFLAG Port Huron on Title IX Guidance Rescission

Lisa Seelmann is the vice president of PFLAG Port Huron, a local chapter of a national organization that exists to support and advocate for those in the LGBTQ community, families, friends and allie

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March 1, 2017

PFLAG National Part of Congressional Trans Equality Task Force Relaunch

Four out transgender leaders spoke at the Thursday morning press conference in D.C., including...PFLAG's Diego Sanchez — who was the first openly transgender senior staffer on Capitol Hill. Sanchez

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March 12, 2017

Talking Inclusively: March 2017

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse...

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March 5, 2017

PFLAG Statement on SCOTUS and Gavin Grimm Case

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—issued the follow

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February 22, 2017

Reactions: Trump Administration Rescinds Title IX Protections For Trans Students

“Tomorrow we will fight even harder for the protections that Title IX still affords all transgender youth across the country.”

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February 23, 2017

GLSEN and PFLAG National relaunch #ClaimYourRights campaign in support of transgender students

Today, GLSEN and PFLAG join together to re-launch our #ClaimYourRights Campaign, to help anyone affected by or witnessing anti-transgender discrimination in our schools file a complaint with the Of

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February 21, 2017

Trump Administration Revokes Trans Student Guidelines

And PFLAG executive director Elizabeth Kohm said, “PFLAG hearts everywhere are with the worried parents who will be kept awake tonight, and the kids who will be scared to go to school in the mornin

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February 22, 2017

How To Protest For Transgender Rights Because Now Is The Time To Take Action

Contacting your representatives is imperative; as PFLAG, a nonprofit run by allies of the LGBTQ community, points out, you can contact your congressional representatives whether or not you have a s

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Claim Your Rights Posters

PFLAG National and GLSEN have relaunched our #ClaimYourRights Campaign to help anyone affected by or witnessing anti-trans discrimination in schools file a complaint with the Office for Civil...

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Supercharge Your PFLAG Advocacy and Be Heard!

Lobbying is hotter than ever. Elected officials' phone lines are busy, there are lines outside of offices, and emails are flooding in. And while PFLAGers have always been legislative advocates,...

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February 19, 2017

Urgent: Rescission of Title IX Guidance for Transgender Students

We need to share some disturbing news: There is a real possibility that the life-saving Title IX nondiscrimination guidance to protect transgender students might be rescinded.

We have neither commented on nor responded to rumors in the past month, but...

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February 14, 2017

PFLAG Will Hold Trump Administration Accountable — Kids' Lives Depend on It

How do we all move forward, when those who are supposed to lead in keeping our students safe have demonstrated a lack of experience, knowledge, and commitment to doing so?

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February 6, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on Betsy DeVos Confirmation

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—issued the follow

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January 30, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—has issued the fo

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January 30, 2017

Join the PFLAG National Rapid Response Team

Were you one of the thousands of people who signed up to join the PFLAG National Rapid Response Team last week? If not, now is definitely the time.

PFLAGers know that legislators listen most closely to those within their zip...

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January 30, 2017

PFLAG National on President Trump and LGBTQ Protections

“He is playing a political distraction shell game, and under each shell is nothing.”

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January 29, 2017

PFLAG National Speaks Out in Unity with Protests

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today spoke out i

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January 23, 2017

PFLAG Naples Chapter Leader Honored

The man has dedicated the last decade of his life to advocating and acting on a range of social justice issues in Collier County.

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January 5, 2017

Dear Abby Suggests PFLAG Approach to Family

A family's negative reaction sends a strong message.

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December 25, 2016

PFLAG Longview Leader Speaks Out on TX Anti-Trans Bill

Patti Maxwell, a member of PFLAG in Longview, said the act would do more harm than good.

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January 4, 2017

Welcome to the fight, angelic troublemakers of PFLAG

Welcome to 2017.

There’s no introduction that can be written that will adequately capture the mass of emotions that are bringing us into the New Year, so we aren’t going to spend time discussing it.

But here’s what we, as...

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December 20, 2016

PFLAG National Calls HB2 Inaction “...Unconscionable, Unacceptable...”

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today called out

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December 18, 2016

PFLAG National Joins Call for Immediate Full Repeal of North Carolina’s HB2

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—has called for th

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May 12, 2016

PFLAG National Thanks DOE, DOJ For Guidance On Trans Students

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today hailed the

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December 14, 2016

PFLAG National Lauds Appointments of Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today lauded Pres

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November 17, 2016

PFLAG Talequah Speaks Out On Battles Ahead

"There's concern that legislature and issues won't be supported and reinforced as they are now," said Rachel Green, president of PFLAG Tahlequah.

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November 22, 2016

WA PFLAGers Speak Out on Florist Lawsuit

“In every opportunity I get, I’m going to show my faith and stand beside him,” says Romine. “I’m a big supporter of PFLAG.

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November 8, 2016

You are loved. You are valued. PFLAG is here.

It has been a difficult day for so many of us.

And before we say anything else, we must say this, regardless of what has happened:

You are loved. You are valued. And PFLAG is here.

The election results have...

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November 1, 2016

PFLAGer Nominated for Peace Prize

Gail Clark-Savage, a leader in spurring local welcome parties for the participants in the AIDS bicycle ride through Lompoc every June, has been announced as the first nominee for the seventh annual

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October 24, 2016

PFLAG National Joins Call to Administration to Act on Behalf of LGBT-Owned Businesses

With less than three months remaining before President Obama leaves office, LGBT advocates are calling on him to take action on behalf of LGBT-owned businesses seeking federal contracts before his

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October 20, 2016

PFLAG NYC Helps Pass LGBT Bill

“We are pleased that this legislation will provide invaluable data about the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and help PFLAG NYC, as well as city agencies and other indepen

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August 4, 2016

PFLAG Orlando Participates in Pulse Memorial

“Orlando 49” is an effort by Stonewall, in conjunction with Orange County Regional History Center and The One Orlando Collection Initiative, to collect items from the numerous vigils and remembrance events held in the wake of the mass shooting.

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July 23, 2016

Shannon Hames, PFLAG Chapter Leader, Connects With Her Community

I have developed quality friendships with people who work every day to make the world a better place for others to live in.

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July 20, 2016

Trans PFLAG Leader Continues To Work for Change

"Affirmations asked me if I wanted to start a support group for transgender people and I said yes," she says. "That's when I came out of the closet and began identifying as trans."

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July 22, 2016

Cleveland Repeals Anti-Trans Ordinance

The members of the Cleveland City Council have unanimously approved anti-discrimination legislation protecting the right of transgender people to use restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity.

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June 20, 2016

House Votes to Rename Jackson Heights Post Office After PFLAG Founders

Earlier today, the House of Representatives voted on--and passed--a bill introduced earlier this year by NY Congressman Joe Crowley, which would designate the Jackson Heights, NY post office as the Jeanne and...

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June 19, 2016

Declaración de PFLAG National en el Ataque en Orlando

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2016
Para más información, le contacta a Liz Owen, Directora de Comunicaciones, PFLAG National | lowen@pflag.org | (202) 657-4026

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Workplace Fairness

Corporate America is leading the way in creating LGBTQ-friendly and inclusive work environments by adopting inclusive workplace policies protecting LGBTQ employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation...

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Claim Your Rights

If you have experienced bullying, harassment, or discrimination in school because of sexual orientation or gender identity, you’re not alone. According to GLSEN, approximately 85% of high school students report...

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June 12, 2016

LGBTQ Groups Call for Unity in Wake of Orlando Shooting

We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the le

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June 9, 2016

Florida PFLAG Chapter Leader Makes Pride Week Proclamation

Kerri McCoy, chapter leader of PFLAG Polk County, proclaimed June 13-19 to be LGBTQ Pride Week after county commissioners refused to support the proclamation. Though Polk Pride organizer Scott Guira had submitted the proclamation to county officials, ...

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Two women in PFLAG t-shirts embrace while holding a Pride flag.
May 30, 2016

Fighting for Fairness in Our States

The backlash to successful movement forward for equality continues to grow, week by week, with state legislatures looking to erase existing protections and enact bills harmful to LGBTQ people.

Yet, no matter what state or community...

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Make It Count: The PFLAG National Get Out the Vote Pocket Guide

*2019 Update!*

Make It Count: The PFLAG National Get Out the Vote Pocket Guide is PFLAG National's pocket guide for your get-out-the-vote activities. Not sure of the dos and don'ts...

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One Voice Can Change the World

*2017-2018 Update!*

One Voice Can Change The World: The PFLAG National Policy Guide and Advocacy Toolkit is PFLAG National's guide and toolkit for PFLAG members like yourself to learn about...

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American Civil Rights Cities Act

This bill directs the National Park Service to designate one city per year as an “American Civil Rights City” to highlight that city’s commitment to protecting civil rights and...

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Building Coalitions that Work for Everyone

For PFLAG chapters, working in coalitions can be a powerful way to address urgent situations, empower community members, launch community-wide initiatives, advocate for legislative change, and create long-term social transformation. In...

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Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2015

The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act seeks to prevent abuse and neglect in youth residential programs. This bill would...

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The Equality Act

This long-overdue bill is a comprehensive federal bill for LGBTQ+ rights, providing essential, critical protections and resetting the debate. Rather than...

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May 8, 2016

Statement on DOJ Action in North Carolina on HB2

"We thank Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice for their decisive actions in favor of respect and fairness for our transgender loved ones and their families.

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501c3 Rules

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, there are many rules that PFLAGers and chapters must follow during an election. PFLAG chapters may engage in lobbying activities that influence the outcome of...

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Straight for Equality in Healthcare Publication

This guide helps healthcare professionals understand how they too can help move equality forward. By being more inclusive in their language and learning more about the unique challenges that LGBT...

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April 11, 2016

Statement on North Carolina Governor's Executive Order

GREENSBORO, NC - PFLAG National board member and Greensboro, NC resident, Linda Stroupe, today issued the following statement in response to North Carolina Gov. McCrory’s Executive Order:

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November 30, 2015

Meet Another 2015 PFLAG National Scholar!

In our most recent edition of the PFLAGPole (Winter 2016), we were excited to highlight some of the LGBTQ and ally youth who received scholarships from PFLAG National and our funding partners, including Dow (GLAD)...

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PFLAG National statement on marriage order from Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore



PFLAG National has issued the following statement from Interim Executive Director Elizabeth Kohm, regarding Alabama Supreme Court Chief...

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May 2, 2014

Paulette Goodman keeps moving equality forward...

As reported by Jeff Getek of MyMCMedia, former PFLAG National president Paulette Goodman (1988-1992) is keeping up the good fight for equality...but not before taking a quick break earlier this year to celebrate the marriage victory at the Supreme Court....

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March 2, 2015

Until I See Skylar Again...

We are proud to share this piece from PFLAG mom and National board member Marsha Aizumi, though heartbroken that we have to. With thanks to Huffington Post Gay Voices, where it was originally posted.

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There are...

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December 31, 2013

The Thorons: A Legacy of Love

Today we hear from Jeff Johnson, a Communications and Policy intern with PFLAG National. Jeff had the opportunity to meet with longtime PFLAG leaders Sam and Julia Thoron. Following is his report on their journey to becoming dedicated PFLAG leaders,...

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December 8, 2014

An Open Letter: From Ferguson to True Freedom

Today we are sharing an open letter that our parent organization, PFLAG National, signed on to along with 46 other LGBTQ organizations, in regards to the recent outcry in our country. PFLAG was formed by a brave mother who stood up...

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North Carolina Achieves Marriage Equality...and PFLAG is There To Celebrate!

Today is the final day of October, which means one more chance to celebrate LGBTQ History Month. And October 2014 will certainly go down in history as a turning point for marriage...
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Some sad news from Pennsylvania...

Today we hear from John Otto, President of our Philadelphia chapter, about the unexpected death of Melina Waldo. Melina served as a member of the PFLAG National board and as a Regional Director; she remained...
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PRESS RELEASE: PFLAG NATIONAL REPRESENTS FAMILY VOICE IN MULTI-ORGANIZATION AMICUS BRIEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2014
Liz Owen | lowen@pflag.org | (202) 657-4026  

PFLAG NATIONAL...
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January 1, 2016

PFLAG Metro DC Member's Son Speaks Out On BSA Leadership, Post Eagle Scouts

History was made when Pascal Tessier--son of proud PFLAG mom and PFLAG Metro DC board member Tracie Felker--became the first openly gay scout to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest within the scouting organization.

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Statement from PFLAG National Executive Director Jody Huckaby on Executive Orders 11478 and 11246, Federal Workplace Protections

"Today feels like a major shift, a tipping point, in ending workplace discrimination for those of us and our family members and friends who are LGBTQ. Today the American values of fairness...
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PFLAG Tampa Helps Move County One Step Closer To Full Non-Discrimination

Today we hear from John Desmond of PFLAG Tampa, reporting on his chapter's successful efforts to move forward an amendment inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity to an already-existing human rights ordinance: 

The Hillsborough...
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April 17, 2014

PFLAG Chapters Speaking Out...in the Press!

PFLAGers always make it a point to speak out, especially when the health and well being of their LGBTQ loved ones is on the line. And when they're given the opportunity to do so in the press, that message can...

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January 29, 2015

PFLAG Indianapolis: The Fight for Equality in Indiana

Today we hear from PFLAG Indianapolis co-President and Indiana State Coordinator Annette Gross.

To say that Annette is a warrior would be something of an understatement: she is tireless, fearless, outspoken, fierce and funny...and always on the front line of...

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