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PFLAG National Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby:
“PFLAG’s values are America’s values, and that means
full protection from discrimination for all people...”
WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby issued the following statement regarding today’s bicameral introduction of The Equality Act:

“Everyday, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender have the risk of or are losing their jobs and homes, and are being denied access to public education and to federally-funded programs; no one should have to live with that reality because of who they are. PFLAG’s values are America’s values and that means full protection from discrimination for all people, and having the same rights and responsibilities as others.

PFLAG is proud to support The Equality Act, a bill that will strengthen anti-discrimination protections not just for the LGBTQ community but for everyone, including women and communities of color, and we thank Senators Merkley, Baldwin and Booker, and Representatives Cicilline and Lewis for its introduction. PFLAG National and its chapters across the country are committed to working together toward its passage, sending an unequivocal message in communities everywhere that it’s time for the values of fairness and being judged on merit to be realized.”


Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has more than 350 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit