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Advocacy 101

Advocacy is a big part of the mission of PFLAG: Our organizational roots are in activism, starting nearly 50 years ago with one mom in New York who took to the streets with a homemade sign, advocating for equality and justice for her gay child. Our members and supporters are building on that legacy, working to achieve LGBTQ+ equality by changing hearts, minds, and laws. PFLAG works at the local level, at the city and state level, and at the federal level to effect change so that people who are LGBTQ+ are protected from discrimination, harassment, and harm. Here you'll find resources to help you with advocacy, teach you about lobbying, and share all about PFLAG National's legislative priorities. Our tools will also help you feel confident as you meet with your legislators, go to town halls, plan events, advocate through social media, and more.

The Equality Act: Taking Action to Advocate for Crucial Legislation Recording & Training Toolkit

The Equality Act is making news again – introduced in February, passed in the House as a bipartisan bill, and now active in the Senate. It is crucial federal legislation...

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Change the World in Two Minutes: How to Share Your Story Recording & Training Toolkit

Everyone’s got a story, but knowing how to shape and tell that story effectively is a skill that separates the talkers from the real change-makers. This highly interactive, 60-minute, session...

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PFLAG Votes 2020: Our Right and Our Responsibility Recording & Training Toolkit

Voting is a right, and responsibility for all Americans. And PFLAG National would like to help PFLAG Chapters, leaders, and members get-out-the-vote in their communities. In 2020 there is too...

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PFLAG Votes 2020: Advocacy in 10 Minutes or Less

These 5-10 minute videos are designed to help PFLAG members and leaders stay nonpartisan as they express excitement, maximize involvement ,and operate successfully within the guidelines set forth by the...

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March 12, 2019

PFLAG National Endorses The Equality Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and alli

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January 2, 2019

PFLAG Helps Teen Come Out

"His dad’s acceptance evolved rather quickly. Within a year of Adams transition, Mr. Miller was attending PFLAG meetings regularly and even marched in Atlanta’s Pride parade with the PFLAG chapter."

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January 9, 2019

PFLAG National Learning and Inclusion Director discusses 'The Lavender Scare'

"Jean-Marie Navetta, Director of Learning & Inclusion for PFLAG National participates in panel discussion for 'The Lavender Scare'"

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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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Stopping the Blitz: Coordinated Response to Christian Nationalist State Campaigns Recording & Training Toolkit

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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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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Advocacy in an Election Year for PFLAG Leaders: Your Voice Can Change the World Recording & Training Toolkit

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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Supercharge Your PFLAG Advocacy and Be Heard! Recording & Training Toolkit

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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One Voice Can Change the World

*2019-2020 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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