PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
PFLAG National's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
In June 2020, PFLAG National signed onto a letter of unity, committing to embracing anti-racism work and ending white supremacy. We signed this statement because for PFLAG National, this is not performative activism. PFLAG National has so much more work to do, but we are proud of the work that we’ve been engaged in to transform who we are and how we carry out our mission. Learn more about PFLAG's commitment to being an organization where all families and allies belong.
Something to Talk About / Talking Inclusively
Something to Talk About and Talking Inclusively are monthly discussion series for organizations looking for ways to keep the conversation going about LGBTQ and ally issues all year long. Each month the Straight for Equality team at PFLAG National offers articles on LGBTQ topics, intersectionality, diversity, inclusion and more. They'll also suggest a few questions that PFLAG chapters can use to lead a group discussion. Also posted to PFLAG National Blog, PFLAG & Straight for Equality social media feeds, and LinkedIn each month.
PFLAG Academy Online
Be Kind, Rewind: Recognizing Your Role in Building Inclusion: Nearly everyone strives to be a more inclusive, kind leader, but getting it right is rarely easy. We are all products of our upbringing, environments, biases (known and unknown), and daily stressors. And while we may intend on being welcoming, the impact of our actions often is not.
But I'm Not a Racist! Reframing Diversity Efforts in PFLAG Chapters: PFLAG members frequently ask themselves how they can better serve people in communities of color. Many have tried advertising in community newspapers or translating materials, but find that few people from racially-diverse communities come to chapter meetings. This leads to the big question: what are we doing wrong?
Family Acceptance Within Families of Color: Joined by chapter leaders from PFLAG chapters across the country, for Family Acceptance Within Communities of Color, an exclusive 75-minute learning session. Marsha, Kelly, Monica, and Sheila will share what they’ve learned working within communities of color to promote acceptance for their LGBTQ loved ones.
Powerful Partnerships: Making Diversity & Inclusion Successful in PFLAG Chapters: Creating a chapter-based diversity and inclusion outreach strategy that accomplishes this goal isn’t always easy, but the benefits are tremendous and critical in helping you achieve PFLAG’s mission.
Resources and Training Toolkits
Handout - Family Acceptance Within Families of Color: This document includes the organizations, books, movies, and other resources suggested by our session presenters.
Diversity Tools: This is obviously not a comprehensive list but rather a starting point for chapters in your region's diversity & inclusion efforts.
Chapter Diversity & Inclusion Assessment Resources