PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Marsha is an author, speaker, educator and advocate for the LGBTQ community. Serving on the National Board of Directors for PFLAG, she hopes to change school culture to be more accepting of all students, as well as bring greater resources to the Asian Pacific Islander and transgender communities. Marsha is co-founder and current President of PFLAG San Gabriel Valley Asian Pacific Islander. She is author of Two Spirits, One Heart, a memoir that chronicles her journey from fear, shame and sadness to unconditional love and acceptance as she navigated the transition of her son from female to male. She has spoken to over 100 schools and organizations around the country and is a consultant to a number of schools. Marsha has received honors from Congresswoman Judy Chu and named Japanese American Citizen League’s Biennium of the year for Education and Humanities. In 2015, she was honored as a Trailblazer Parent by Logo TV, a National Queer API Community Catalyst recipient and Children’s Hospital Champion Fund Angel of Change. She is the proud mother of two sons and has been married for 44 years to Tad.