PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Chad originally hails from Ohio, moved to Connecticut in 2000, then to San Antonio, TX in 2002.
Chad started attending PFLAG support meetings in 2012, conveying to parents they can either have a negative or positive role supporting their child when they come out. This experience helped Chad on the journey to forgive his own mother.
After serving on the local HRC Board of Governors Steering Committee from 2007 to 2015, Chad joined the Board of PFLAG San Antonio, providing support with Social Media and Membership. In September 2016, Chad was elected President of the chapter, and continues to serve in that role.
Chad loves knowing he can make a positive impact on a family’s future, after the rejection and pain he experienced coming out in 1993; he considers it to be the best gift he can give.