May 1, 2014

Just in time for Mother's Day, we are excited to announce PFLAG's newest arrival: A Note To My Kid!

That’s right: this wonderful program, founded three years ago by Patrick Wallace, Mike Curry, and Michael Volpatt, has been adopted as a project of PFLAG National. And who better to continue to nurture and love this important piece of work than PFLAGers, who every day express support, respect and affirmation of their LGBT loved ones...and volunteer countless hours of their time to help others do the same.

Launched in November 2011, ANTMK is a project designed to give members of the LGBTQ community, their parents, family, and friends the opportunity to share publicly their unconditional love with one another via notes, videos, and photos, with the hope that these public expressions of love, support, and affirmation will help those who haven’t yet been supported or accepted by their own families and friends.

“Since 2011, we’ve provided a safe haven for people around the world to express the unconditional love they have for their LGBTQ family and friends,” said A Note to My Kid co-founder Patrick Wallace. “We’re honored that PFLAG, an organization built on one mother’s love and exceptional bravery, will leverage its network and wide reach of support to share real stories of acceptance, unity, and unconditional love with the world.”

Every day, people who are LGBT and their families and friends reach out to PFLAG National and its many chapters with their questions, hopes, and fears. PFLAG National will work with chapters so that ANTMK will become part of the answer we provide: that family support and unconditional love are crucial. We are honored to openly adopt this cherished “child” of Patrick, Mike, and Michael, which we will continue to nurture throughout the PFLAG network. 

You can visit A Note To My Kid at its website (anotetomykid.com), on Facebook (facebook.com/anotetomykid), on Twitter (@anotetomykid), and more. Notes, videos, and photos can be submitted via email to antmk@pflag.org, and will be shared widely across PFLAG National’s network of online communications so that they can be shared by chapters.

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