September 20, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: September 23, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the erasure of men who are bisexual+.

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September 13, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: September 16, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of people who are LGBTQ+ and Hispanic in the US.

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September 2, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: September 9, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ representation in gaming.

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August 26, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: September 2, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the LGBTQ+ generational wealth gap.

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August 19, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: August 26, 2021

This week's discussion topic is conversion therapy and the film Pray Away on Netflix.

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August 12, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: August 19, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experiences of LGBTQ+ elders in the US.

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August 9, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: August 12, 2021

This week's discussion topic is "guncles" and the role the play in modern families.

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July 30, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: August 5, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ coffee shops and other queer, sober spaces.

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July 26, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: July 29, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of people who are LGBTQ+ globally.

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July 14, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: July 22, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the power and impact of queer hairstyles.

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Bisexuality+ 101: Understanding & Supporting People Who Are Bi+: Recording & Training Toolkit

The LGBTQ+ community is inclusive of many, but too often certain letters -- and people -- are less visible. As allies become increasingly educated about the LGBTQ+ community and feel more...

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July 12, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: July 15, 2021

This week's discussion topic is anti-trans state legislation and the AMA's position on gender affirming care for children.

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June 24, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: July 1, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the impact of disco music on LGBTQ+ culture.

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June 21, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: June 24, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ comic book characters and creators.

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June 14, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: June 17, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of black LGBTQ+ folks and their families.

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June 2, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: June 10, 2021

This week's discussion topic is how to find an LGBTQ+ inclusive college or university.

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May 28, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: June 3, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ inclusive school curriculum and the states that mandate or ban it.

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May 20, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: May 27, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of queer, femme fans of Star Trek.

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May 17, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: May 20, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ mental health in the era of COVID-19.

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May 10, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: May 13, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the lack of safe spaces for LGBTQ+ folks on social media.

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May 3, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: May 6, 2020

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ inclusion in faith communities.

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What the +?: Understanding and Supporting Expansive LGBTQ+ Identities Recording & Training Toolkit

Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Simple, right? Not for everyone. As allies become more engaged in LGBTQ+ spaces and advocacy, they often have questions about “the plus.” Please join PFLAG...

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April 22, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: April 29, 2021

This week's discussion topic is impact that anti-trans legislation is having on families with gender diverse children.

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April 15, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: April 22, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ involvement and inclusion in the environmental justice movement.

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April 9, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: April 15, 2021

This week's discussion topic is breaking the "walls of silence" around self-harm, suicidal ideation, and death by suicide.

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April 5, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: April 8, 2021

This week's discussion topic is The Equality Act.

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March 28, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: April 1, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of college-aged LGBTQ+ folks during COVID-19.

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March 22, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: March 25, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the significance and impact of the FX show Pose.

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March 15, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: March 18, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experiences of LGBTQ+ Mormons.

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March 5, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: March 11, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the disappearance of lesbian bars in the US.

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February 25, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: March 4, 2021

This weeks discussion topic is LGBTQ+ demographics in the US .

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Be Kind, Rewind: Recognizing Your Role in Building Inclusion Recording & Training Toolkit

Nonstop social media. Quarantine. Political unrest. Baggage. And so many deadlines. Nearly everyone strives to be a more inclusive, kind leader, but getting it right is rarely easy. We are all...

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February 18, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: February 25, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the Equality Act.

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February 12, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: February 18, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the lack of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ diversity in major media award nominations.

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February 4, 2021

Something to Talk About Live; February 11, 2021

This week's discussion topic is asexuality and aromanticism.

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February 1, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: February 4, 2021

This week's discussion is black LGBTQ+ heroes throughout history.

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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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January 22, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: January 28, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of LGBTQ+ folks living with a disability.

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January 14, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: January 21, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experiences of nonreligious LGBTQ+ youth.

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January 11, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: January 14, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of LGBTQ+ Wonder Woman fans.

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January 4, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: January 7, 2021

This week's discussion topic is chosen families and the impact of COVID-19 has had on them.

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December 14, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: December 17, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experience of LGBTQ+ Jews in the US.

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December 4, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: December 10, 2020

This week's discussion topic is conversion therapy and the PBS film Cured.

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November 30, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: December 3, 2020

This week's discussion topic is PrEP, HIV/AIDS, and the decline of HIV-related deaths over the last eight years.

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Supporting Trans & Nonbinary Loved Ones: What Would You Do? Recording & Training Toolkit

As people who are transgender and nonbinary become more visible, the need to have educated and engaged allies to support them becomes greater. In this session, we’ll review the core...

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November 16, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: November 19, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the Transgender Day of Remembrance and anti-trans violence worldwide.

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November 9, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: November 12, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experiences of queer, Christian, Tejanos.

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October 30, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: November 5, 2020

This week's discussion topic is self-care in the COVID-19 era.

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October 23, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: October 29, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the significance of Halloween in LGBTQ+ culture.

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October 19, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: October 22, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the history of "coming out" and the political significance it holds today.

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October 12, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: October 15, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experiences of LGBTQ+ Filipinos in the Philippines and in the US.

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October 5, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: October 8, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experience of LGBTQ+ Republicans and conservatives in the US.

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September 25, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: October 1, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the casting of queer characters in popular media.

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September 21, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: September 24, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the disappearance of LGBTQ+ newspapers, print media, and periodicals in the US.

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September 14, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: September 17, 2020

This week's discussion topic is classic LGBTQ+ literature.

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September 3, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: September 10, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the disenfranchisement of transgender voters due to strict voter-ID laws.

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August 31, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: September 3, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the isolation many LGBTQ+ young people felt during stay-at-home orders in the COVID-19 era.

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August 24, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: August 27, 2020

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ gamers.

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August 17, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: August 20, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the prevalence of anti-trans content on social media sites including Facebook.

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July 31, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: August 6, 2020

This week's discussion topic is recent legal changes in Puerto Rico and the impact they will have on women and LGBTQ+ Puerto Ricans.

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How to Stop Arguing About Religion but Make Your Point Recording & Training Toolkit

Religious objections still interfere with the equality of LGBTQ people, and arguments from the Bible, tradition, and religious authorities, are cited by critics to justify discrimination and abuse. We've heard...

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July 24, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: July 30, 2020

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ inclusion in professional men's sports.

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July 20, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: July 23, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the mental health impacts COVID-19 has had on the LGBTQ+ population.

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July 13, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: July 16, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the significance and impact of LGBTQ+ inclusive brands.

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July 6, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: July 9, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experience of people who are LGBTQ+ in rural America.

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June 29, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: July 2, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experience of people who are bi+ in LGBTQ+ and straight spaces.

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June 22, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: June 25, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the significant role Black drag queens have played in the LGBTQ+ advocacy movement.

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June 15, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: June 18, 2020

This week's discussion topic is how to celebrate Pride if you aren't out to everyone in your life.

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June 8, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: June 11, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the Black Lives Matter movement and its impact on black, LGBTQ+ activists.

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May 29, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: June 4, 2020

This week's discussion topic is essential LGBTQ+ pride songs.

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May 22, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: May 28, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experience of LGBTQ+ Muslims.

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May 18, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: May 21, 2020

This week's discussion topic is online safety for people who are LGBTQ+ and the responsibility of moderators to create safe online space.

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May 11, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: May 14, 2020

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ representation in fantasy and science fiction.

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May 4, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: May 7, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the ALA's banned book list - this week with author Lesléa Newman.

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April 27, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: April 30, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the ALA's banned book list - and the 8 of 10 most challenged with LGBTQ+ content.

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April 20, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: April 23, 2020

This week's discussion topic is changes in public opinion data about the right to religious refusal in the US.

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April 13, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: April 16, 2020

This week's discussion topic is innovative projects helping to connect LGBTQ+ folks during the COVID-19 era.

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April 6, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: April 9, 2020

This week's discussion topics is the shift of LGBTQ+ events to online formats in the COVID-19 era.

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March 30, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: April 2, 2020

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ films available on streaming services.

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March 23, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: March 26, 2020

This week's discussion topic is how COVID-19 will impact Pride in 2020.

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March 5, 2020

Something to Talk About: March 2020

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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January 17, 2020

Something to Talk About: January 2020

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...

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November 15, 2019

Something to Talk About: November 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 program to create conversation about...

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September 25, 2019

Something to Talk About: September 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 program to create conversation about...

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When Someone Comes Out: A PFLAGers Guide to Demonstrating Support and Acceptance Recording & Training Toolkit

The term “coming out” has become so mainstream that many people assume that the word—and the actions it entails—are simple. However PFLAGers know that it can still be a harrowing...

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July 18, 2019

Something to Talk About: July 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 program to create conversation about...

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Possibility Models: Mentoring for LGBTQ Youth Recording & Training Toolkit

PFLAG National is a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) LGBTQ National Advisory Council, which was launched in 2017 to support capacity building efforts for the LGBTQ youth...

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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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January 27, 2019

Something to Talk About: January 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 program to create conversation about...

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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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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 26, 2018

Something to Talk About: November 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 EqualityTM program to create conversation about...

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September 25, 2018

Something to Talk About: September 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 EqualityTM program to create conversation about...

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June 28, 2018

Something to Talk About: June 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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May 30, 2018

Something to Talk About: May 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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April 24, 2018

Something to Talk About: April 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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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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March 26, 2018

Something to Talk About: March 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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So You Think You Can Ally? Advanced Ally Engagement Skills for PFLAG Chapters Recording & Training Toolkit

PFLAG chapters support families, educate their community about the issues their loved ones face, and advocate for LGBTQ+ equality. Allies have become an integral part of that work as chapters...

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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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January 29, 2018

Something to Talk About: January 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 Learning & Inclusion through the Straight for Equality...

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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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November 28, 2017

Something to Talk About: November 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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October 10, 2020

Coming Out Day: Creating the Safety and Extended Family Support System Our LGBTQ+ Loved Ones Need

PFLAG always looks forward to celebrating Coming Out Day alongside all of the amazing LGBTQ+ people in queer history, in our networks, and across the nation, who have had the strength and support to come out and live their truths....

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September 27, 2017

Something to Talk About: September 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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August 30, 2017

Better Allying in Challenging Times

With growing opposition and resistance to the current political realities in the US there have been new, inspiring examples of the impact that allies can have when they’re visible, vocal, and present. And that has the Straight for Equality team...

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July 30, 2017

Straight for Equality: Self Care, Post-Pride

As summer begins in earnest and temperatures rise, is anyone else feeling just a little burnt out? The Straight for Equality team is feeling it for sure, and so this month, we’re calling on you to step back, take a...

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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 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 26, 2017

Actor Adrian Grenier To Join Jenn-Air At PFLAG National HOT! Annual Fundraising Event

Actor, filmmaker, activist and musician Adrian Grenier, best known as the lead in the HBO hit series Entourage, will join guests at HOT!, the annual fundraiser in support

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June 26, 2017

Something to Talk About: June 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...

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May 30, 2017

A Simple Challenge for Pride

Perhaps no one knows better than a PFLAGer how much work Pride can be. There’s months of planning, swimming in seas of rainbow swag, staffing booths at festivals, and, of course, soaking in the incredible love that fills our events....

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May 29, 2017

Something to Talk About: May 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...

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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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March 23, 2017

PFLAG National to Honor Martha Plimpton

This year, the event will celebrate Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Martha Plimpton, CNN political analyst Ana Navarro, and Alcoa.

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March 26, 2017

CNN's Ana Navarro to be Honored by PFLAG

"With a wider political divide than ever before, as a nonpartisan organization we felt it was important to honor different ally voices of support for the LGBTQ community, and Ana Navarro is such an

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Powerful Partnerships: Making Diversity & Inclusion Successful in PFLAG Chapters Recording & Training Toolkit

Creating a chapter-based diversity and inclusion outreach strategy isn’t always easy, but the benefits are tremendous and critical in helping you achieve PFLAG’s mission. And with the political realities...

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March 26, 2017

Something to Talk About: March 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...

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February 26, 2017

Something to Talk About: February 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...

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What Would You Do?: Tips and Tools for PFLAGers and Allies in Tough Situations Recording & Training Toolkit

In trying times visible, vocal, and active allyship is more significant than ever. PFLAG parents and allies, in communities nationwide, have the power to encourage LGBTQ inclusion and to...

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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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November 29, 2016

Becoming Visible Allies

PFLAGers – just like nearly everyone across the U.S. – are likely to still be recovering from the range of emotions they felt after this month’s election.

Regardless of who you supported and how you feel about the outcomes, there...

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October 18, 2016

PFLAG National Joins Britney Spears, Others Going Purple for #SpiritDay

The day is celebrated by schools, celebrities, companies and media outlets by wearing purple to show that they support the LGBT community and are taking a stand against bullying. See Michelle Visag

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September 19, 2016

PFLAG Napa Quilt Project Honors Pulse Victims and PFLAG Orlando

PFLAG Napa recently completed a project that is touching hearts, minds, and lives....reaching all the way to Orlando.

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July 28, 2016

Straight for Equality: Self-Care for Allies

Most of the time, this article is dedicated to highlighting an ally-focused effort, or news, or suggesting ways that allies can take action to support their LGBTQ friends. But this month, we need to change it up. This month,...

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July 14, 2016

LDS Church and Suicide Prevention

This past November, LDS church leaders declared those in same-sex marriages apostates. The resolution prevents children of such couples from becoming church members or partaking in baptism until after the...

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June 30, 2016

July: A Month about Freedom and the Courage to Achieve It

As June ends and July begins, many cities are still celebrating Pride. This year, the official Pride month (June) provided brilliant celebrations of how far we have come – one year since marriage equality! – as well as somber moments...

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June 30, 2016

PFLAG Orlando Response Update

June has been a somber month for Pride. Our collective grief over Orlando is new territory for some, but in the days ahead our solidarity and unity will continue to be needed by so many who have been affected.

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Our Trans & Nonbinary Loved Ones: Owning Your Role in Creating More Inclusive PFLAG Chapters Recording & Training Toolkit

PFLAG is dedicated to providing support to trans and non-binary folks and their families, educating the community about the issues that trans and non-binary people face, and advocating for fully...

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June 2, 2016

An Inclusive Pride

Whether you celebrate Pride in June or elsewhere on the calendar, community events are a key place to let people know what you do, the services you provide, your commitment to supporting all people, and how they can connect with...

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Top Ten Ways to Make Schools Safe

For too many of our children, attending school can be a frightening experience. And for parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators, providing a safe environment for young people can seem like a daunting task, especially when dealing with the issue of how to make not only classrooms, but all school facilities, more welcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.

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Freedom of Religion

When the Hobby Lobby decision was announced in 2014, PFLAG National issued the following statement: a clear, fair, and firm message on the organization’s position on freedom of religion.

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Have Faith! Straight for Equality in Faith Communities for PFLAG Chapters Recording & Training Toolkit

Addressing issues at the intersection of faith and LGBTQ equality remains one of the biggest challenges and most important topics that PFLAG members and chapters across the country encounter...

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Straight for Equality: Becoming a Trans Ally Recording & Training Toolkit

The inclusion of people who are transgender has been a long-term commitment for PFLAGers. And we’re proud to announce the release of a new publication that will help you and...

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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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be not afraid - help is on the way! straight for equality in faith communities

be not afraid – help is on the way! straight for equality in faith communities aims to move the way we understand our religious beliefs and our relationships with LGBTQ people...

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Straight for Equality: guide to being a straight ally

This guide will help you understand how straight allies fit in the effort to achieve equality for all. Learn more about what it means to be a straight ally and...

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Straight for Equality: guide to being a trans ally

This publication, from our Straight for Equality program, will help you learn more about what transgender means, develop competency around talking about the issue, become better informed about the challenges...

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PFLAG National Glossary of Terms

The power of language to shape our perceptions of other people is immense. Precise use of terms in regards to gender and sexual orientation can have a significant impact on demystifying many of the misperceptions associated with these concepts. However, the vocabulary of both continues to evolve, and there is not universal agreement about the definitions of many terms. A good best practice is to ask people what the words they use to describe themselves mean for them and how they would like you to use language when talking with or about them.

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November 30, 2015

Straight for Equality is Ready to Celebrate

The Holidays Are Here and Straight for Equality is Ready to Celebrate

Heading into the New Year is a great time to reflect on where we’ve been, all that we have to celebrate this year, and where we’re...

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November 24, 2015

S4E: Allies and the Holidays

Holiday time can be incredible--seeing family and friends, parties, gift exchanges. At the same time, they can be stressful when we find ourselves sharing space with people whose opinions on LGBT equality are…well, not exactly where we’d hope they’d...
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February 28, 2015

PFLAG Santa Barbara and the Interfaith Pride Celebration

Today we hear from Georgia Noble of PFLAG Santa Barbara, who with her chapter helped to coordinate the first Interfaith Pride Celebration in the community.

We orchestrated the first Interfaith Pride Celebration here in Santa Barbara to take place in...

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December 31, 2015

Engaging Educator Allies to Create Safer Schools

Back-to-school time means new backpacks and notebooks, making new friends, and learning lots of new things. But for many LGBTQ students, back-to-school time can be a stressful experience as they try to navigate their identities while figuring out everyday...

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May 31, 2015

Creating Culture Change in Corporate America

June has always been the busiest month for PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality® in the Workplace program and 2015 will be no different. PFLAG National staff members Jean-Marie Navetta and Jody Huckaby will spend the month on the road, traveling...

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April 5, 2015

Being Transgender for Our Child

my purpleSix months ago, our ten year old began to identify as transgender. This after spending years trying to explain it and find a way to fit in at school and...

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A Note From Marsha to Her Son, Stefen

Marsha Aizumi with Stefen,
her straight ally son

Dear...

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