June 17, 2020

This Father’s Day (June 21st), PFLAG honors and thanks the many dads who have worked hard to both support and help ensure protections for their LGBTQ+ children. 

In honor of Father’s Day, we ask you to share with us how equality would be significant to you and your child(ren). Specifically, how--in light of the Supreme Court of the United States’ June 15th landmark decision regarding LGBTQ+ rights in the workplace--will the advancement of the Equality Act, affect you and your family?

As PFLAGers know, the June 15th Supreme Court rulings determined that people cannot be discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity during workplace hiring and firing processes. To learn more, visit pflag.org/press-releases/supreme-court-affirms-lgbtq-people-have-right-work-under-title-vii.

Additionally, PFLAGers also know that the Equality Act is federal legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity not only at work, bu also in the context of housing, credit, education, and jury service. It would also prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex in programs that receive federal funding and places of public accommodations, as well as expand the list of protected places of public accommodations to include retail stores, transportation services like airports, taxis and bus stations, and service providers like accountants, for all protected characteristics. To learn more, visit pflag.org/equalityact.

We would like to hear from our PFLAG dads and their kids about why, even with the Supreme Court’s decision, the Equality Act is crucial to protect them. 

Write a letter to your child, write a story, share a photo with a short statement, or create a short video -- we LOVE videos! -- and share it across social media on Father’s Day, using the hashtag #EqualityStartsWithMe and #FathersDay, this Sunday, June 21. We will follow the hashtags and re-share your posts!

We look forward to your stories. Happy Father’s Day!