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When PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford marched with her gay son, Morty, in New York City’s Christopher Street Liberation Day March in 1972--and held the first peer support meeting less than a year later--she could scarcely have imagined how much larger the organization would become, the number of lives PFLAG would touch, or the many ways--or to the many people across the country and around the world--support would be offered.

For over four decades, PFLAG has provided support to families and allies who are in need, through peer-to-peer meetings, online outreach, and telephone hotlines. PFLAG National also offers a huge variety of resources and programs that provide support for those in need. 

For peer-to-peer support services in your community, contact one of the more than 400 PFLAG chapters across the United States today. If there is not a chapter in your community or you are just looking for information and resources, PFLAG National is your first step in finding the support you need. 

June 20, 2017

Parents: Quick Tips for Supporting Your LGBTQ Kids--and YOURSELF--During the Coming-Out Process

When a loved one comes out, reactions vary, from “Now that I know, what can I do to support my child?” to “How will I ever handle this?” For some people, it’s a combination of these two reactions…and more. There...

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April 20, 2017

Welcome, 20/20 Viewers!

Tonight's episode of 20/20, which included focus on families of transgender kids, helped elevate the conversation going on across the country regarding gender identity and gender expression. For some, it may have answered questions, while for others it may have...

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November 1, 2016

PFLAG Provides Support for Families with Trans Kids

Though many children go through periods of being “gender-expansive”—for example, a preschool boy who prefers princess outfits—parents should pay attention if kids consistently, persistently and ins

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July 14, 2016

LDS Church and Suicide Prevention

In 2019, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) announced that it was reversing its controversial 2015 policy that classified people in same-sex marriages as "apostates." The ruling had also barred the children of such marriages from blessing or baptism until age eighteen. Now, children of parents who identify themselves as LGBTQ+ may now be blessed as infants and baptized.

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Faith Resources for Interfaith/Non-Denominational Communities

 

Interfaith and nondenominational work is vital in achieving an equitable, inclusive world where every LGBTQ+ person is safe, celebrated and loved. 

The Center for Lesbian and...

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Resources for Atheists and Humanists

Organizations and other resources for atheists and humanists who identify as LGBTQ+.

Dare to Doubt. If you've ever struggled with questioning your beliefs, or you feel shattered by...

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April 24, 2016

One Mother's Voice: PFLAG Cofounder Recalls Group's Beginnings

One mother's support and acceptance of her gay son led to the creation of a national support group for gays, lesbians and their families.

Jeanne Manford needs few words to make the most complex questions simple. "I loved him," she...

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PFLAG National Glossary of Terms

The power of language to shape our perceptions of other people is immense. Precise use of terms in regards to gender and sexual orientation can have a significant impact on demystifying many of the misperceptions associated with these concepts. However, the vocabulary of both continues to evolve, and there is not universal agreement about the definitions of many terms. A good best practice is to ask people what the words they use to describe themselves mean for them and how they would like you to use language when talking with or about them.

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Transgender Reading List for Children

Parents looking for age-appropriate reading material for younger children who are transgender, gender expansive, or simply have a lot of questions, might think that their options are limited. Happily, that’s...

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Support Hotlines

The hotlines listed below provide services to callers across the country. If you're looking for a local support network, also contact one of PFLAG's more than 400 chapters in the...

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Recommended Reading: Coming Out

The reading list below is an excellent starting point in your coming-out journey ahead, since many of the titles listed cover the process both for those who are navigating a...

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April 20, 2016

Faith FAQ

For many people of faith, coming out or learning a loved one has come out can bring up several questions. PFLAG offers some answers, advice, and considerations for working through these difficult questions.

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