As PFLAG chapters prepare for Pride Month and PFLAG National continues to celebrate its 45th Anniversary how will you make history? Understanding key facts about LGBTQ history and how it shapes the world we’re in today are an essential part of creating change in our communities.

In this session you’ll:

  • Expand upon key learnings from LGBTQ history 101 including:
    • LGBTQ invisibility in school curriculum and its impact
    • Contributions of LGBTQ people of color
    • The role of scientific research in LGBTQ equality
    • LGBTQ protests before and after the Stonewall Riots
  • Tie current political issues, including the ban on transgender service members and the healthcare debate, to both LGBTQ history and current legislative efforts
  • Highlight what strategies, tools, and lessons from the past PFLAG leaders and chapters can use to inform advocacy work
  • Learn more about key LGBTQ historic figures and their advocacy style to help individuals find inspiration and guidance for their own advocacy efforts

(If you feel like you’re in need of a quick refresher, Don't Know Much About LGBTQ History?: The Ultimate LGBTQ History and Culture Extravaganza is available to watch at any time as a part of PFLAG Academy on Demand.)