December 31, 2018
WHEREAS, founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays, more commonly known as PFLAG, has become the nation's largest family and ally organization; and

WHEREAS, for over twenty years, there have been New Mexico chapters of PFLAG in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Gallup, Las Cruces, Roswell, Santa Fe, Silver City and Taos; and

WHEREAS, uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer with families, friends and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people through its mission of support, education and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, PFLAG chapters in New Mexico have been major advocates for civil rights, including human rights, anti-discrimination, anti-bullying, support of safe schools and freedom to marry; and

WHEREAS, the Santa Fe chapter has a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people scholarship program that has raised over three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) since 1997;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that February 16, 2015 be declared ‘PFLAG Day’ in the senate…”

Congratulations to all of our New Mexico chapters! What an honor to be officially recognized by your state. Keep up the good work of advancing acceptance and affirmation of our LGBTQ friends and family.