PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
In 2002, Kathy worked in support of a bill to add sexual orientation protections for city employees. The bill failed, but her experience taught her about the issues LGBTQ+ people face and was the start of her work as an active ally. She soon began serving as President of PFLAG Nashville, a position she held for a number of years, and then served as PFLAG’s Tennessee State Coordinator. By day, Kathy works with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, and in 2009, worked to successfully pass a bill that included protection for both sexual orientation and gender identity for city employees.