PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Building Advocacy Efforts Roundtable
Track: Interact in Roundtables
Workshop Block 5: Sunday, October 27 – 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Room: Central Street Room (Lobby Level)
PFLAG chapters are often called on to make their voices heard as a part of advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal level. But navigating 501(c)3 rules and requirements, prioritizing issues, and chapter capacity can be complicated. This roundtable discussion will give you a chance to ask questions, share information, and network with others who are interested in advocacy work at all levels of government. Bring your questions and expertise to the roundtable!
Diego Sanchez, PFLAG National
Diego Sanchez is the Director of Advocacy, Policy, & Partnerships at PFLAG National. He was Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Barney Frank through his retirement in January 2013 and made history as the first openly transgender person to work as a senior legislative staffer on Capitol Hill, the first to testify before Congress in the first hearing on Transgender Employment Discrimination in 2008 and the first openly trans person appointed to the DNC Platform Committee. With 20 award-winning years in global Fortune 500 companies, Diego earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia, where today he serves on the Alumni Advisory Board.