May 2, 2014

As reported by Jeff Getek of MyMCMedia, former PFLAG National president Paulette Goodman (1988-1992) is keeping up the good fight for equality...but not before taking a quick break earlier this year to celebrate the marriage victory at the Supreme Court.

As founding parent of PFLAG Metro DC, she has been on the frontlines of this fight for years, and not just for marriage, but for full legal equality and societal celebration of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ).

“As a child, I knew what it was like to be afraid and ostracized," Goodman tells Getek. "Just going to the movies on Thursday afternoons with my friends, forbidden to Jews, could have meant tragedy for the whole family had I been caught in a roundup near the theater,” she described.

Despite the June ruling, Goodman knows there is still a long way to go, and has no plans to slow down in her work of supporting, educating and advocating as only a PFLAGer can.

"I am committed to advocating for understanding and acceptance for transgender people in the United States and for the LGBT community internationally in places like Russia and certain parts of Africa where people still face persecution and even death.”

You can read the full story on the MyMCMedia website. And congratulations to Paulette for her continued inspiring work!