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September 18, 2021

Ten Years After Repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Reflection by PFLAG National Executive Director Brian K. Bond:

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November 17, 2021

“Safe Schools For All” Launches to Help Students Take Action Against Bullying

New website from GLAD, GLSEN, NCLR, and PFLAG National provides support and resources for LGBTQI+ students. 

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September 18, 2021

Ten Years After Repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Reflection by PFLAG National Executive Director Brian K. Bond:

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September 10, 2021

PFLAG National Recognizes the Legacy of 9-11

Statement from Executive Director Brian K. Bond 

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July 20, 2021

Metro DC PFLAG and Whitman-Walker Defend Trans Students' Rights

Friend of the Court Briefs Defend the “Model Policies for Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools”

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June 28, 2021

Roots in a Riot and a March: PFLAG National Remembers Stonewall and the 1972 Christopher Street Liberation Day March

WASHINGTON (June 28, 2021)—On the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the 1972 Christopher Street Liberation Day March--at which the mother of the Ally movement and founder of PFLAG

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June 25, 2021

Love, Marriage and Equality for All

WASHINGTON, DC—On the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions that legalized marriage for LGBTQ+ people, Brian K.

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June 17, 2021

PFLAG National Reacts to Fulton Decision

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued their decision in “Fulton vs.

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June 15, 2021

One Year After Bostock Ruling, LGBTQ+ Rights Still Threatened

Brian K. Bond, Executive Director of PFLAG National, released the following statement commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Bostock decision at the Supreme Court:

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June 10, 2021

Honor the Victims of the Pulse Massacre with Action

“On June 12, 2016, the lives of 49 people were taken by brutal, hate-fueled violence at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.

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June 3, 2021

Celebrate the Class of 2021 at Lavender Graduation

Campus Pride and PFLAG National will spotlight 18 colleges and universities across the country at Lavender Graduation 2021, a commencement ceremony to celebrate and honor LGBTQ+ college graduates.

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April 28, 2021

PFLAG National Applauds President Biden’s Support of The Equality Act

PFLAGers also moved by President’s support for brave transgender kids

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March 22, 2021

PFLAG Joins "Freedom and Opportunity for All" Campaign

Today, a new national campaign advocating for urgent passage of the Equality Act launched with support from

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February 18, 2021

Equality Act Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

With the introduction of the Equality Act (H.R.5) by Rep. David Cicilline (RI-1) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) today, Executive Director Brian K. Bond and PFLAG National Board Member Dr.

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February 16, 2021

PFLAG National on the Passing of Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International

WASHINGTON, DC—This morning, PFLAGers woke to the sad news of the passing of Arne Sorenson.

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January 28, 2021

PFLAG Laments the Death of Carmen Vázquez Due to COVID-19

This is a bilingual message. / Esta es una declaración bilingüe.

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November 9, 2020

PFLAG National Board of Directors Welcomes Walmart’s Kathy Martinez

Martinez is Director of Labor Relations for Walmart’s South East Area

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November 4, 2020

PFLAG National Stands with Election Officials to Count All Votes

WASHINGTON—As election officials continue to count and verify ballots, Brian K. Bond, Executive Director of PFLAG National, released the following statement.

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October 28, 2020

Beatrix Jackman earns rank of Eagle Scout by helping PFLAG Austin

Transgender PFLAG teen is among the first female Scouts to attain Eagle rank

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October 1, 2020

Verizon Pledges Another $250,000 of Support for PFLAG National

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Verizon has pledged another $250,000 in support of PFLAG, the nation’s first and largest organization for the parents, families, and allies of the LGBTQ+ community.

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September 26, 2020

Message to the Senate: No Confirmation Until Inauguration

WASHINGTON—Today, nine days after U.S.

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September 18, 2020

PFLAG National Mourns the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tonight, PFLAGers everywhere mourn the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since being appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

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September 4, 2020

PFLAG National on the Passing of Civil Rights Foot Soldier Rev. Dr. Gilbert H. Caldwell

His work within the civil rights movement inspired him to focus on issues beyond race--including LGBTQ+ equality.

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August 26, 2020

PFLAG National Celebrates Gavin Grimm’s Decisive Win in U.S. Fourth Circuit

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled decisively that it is unconstitutional for schools to discriminate against transgender students.

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July 21, 2020

PFLAG National Reacts to White House Census Memo

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the White House issued a memo to reduce the time of the Census, resort to sampling, and direct the Sec.

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July 17, 2020

PFLAG National Mourns the Passing of Rep. John Lewis

WASHINGTON, DC—Tonight, PFLAGers everywhere mourn the death of Congressman John Lewis (GA-5). Rep.

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July 8, 2020

Supreme Court Gives Religious Institutions License to Discriminate Against Employees

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its rulings on Our Lady of Guadalupe School V.

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June 29, 2020

PFLAG National on the June Medical Supreme Court Decision

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its rulings on June Medical Services v. Russo (consolidated with Russo v.

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June 18, 2020

PFLAG Celebrates DREAMers as Supreme Court Checks Trump Administration Over-Reach

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its ruling on Department of Homeland Security vs.

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June 12, 2020

PFLAG National Response to HHS Healthcare Final Rule, Designed to Harm Vulnerable Communities

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, PFLAG National issued the following statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Services having published a final rule to weaken enforcement of the H

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May 6, 2020

“PFLAG VIRTUAL MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH” CELEBRATES MOTHERLY LOVE, LIVE ONLINE ON SUNDAY, 5/10

This family-friendly Mother’s Day event will feature special appearances, live interviews, and performances to benefit PFLAG’s work with families and allies of the LGBTQ+ community.

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April 21, 2020

“PFLAG Connects” Launches to Bring Communities and LGBTQ+ Loved Ones Closer

New program creates digital connections to the PFLAG Chapter Network

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April 20, 2020

PFLAG National Calls on Congress to Ensure Nondiscrimination Protections in COVID-19 Response

Coalition of Nearly 200 National, State, and Local Organizations Speak Out for Nondiscrimination Protections

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March 30, 2020

PFLAG Launches #TransKids #SoFierce

Social media campaign aims to uplift and support transgender youth, beginning Transgender Day of Visibility

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February 12, 2020

Mary Griffith, Champion of LGBTQ rights, has passed away

Sigourney Weaver starred as Mary Griffith in the Emmy Award nominated and GLAAD Award-winning movie Prayers for Bobby

 

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November 22, 2019

Transilient, PFLAG National Partner on New Film Series, Climbing Every Mountain

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the leaders of Transilient, a traveling multi-media project which documents transgender and gender non-conforming peop

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June 25, 2018

PFLAG National On SCOTUS Muslim Ban Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families, allies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people—today issued the following st

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May 2, 2018

PFLAG National To Honor Congressman John Lewis, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Congressman Barney Frank (ret.) And Congressman Jared Polis

PFLAG National—the nation's first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, their families, and allies—today announced it will honor civil

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April 22, 2018

Dow To Be Honored at PFLAG's 45th Anniversary Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 23, 2018—PFLAG National—the nation's first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, their families, and allies—today announ

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April 1, 2018

​National​ LGBTQ Organizations Join Waves Ahead to Rebuild Puerto Rico

Organizations Sending Volunteers for Community Action in May

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September 11, 2017

PFLAG National on the Passing of Edie Windsor

“We’ve lost a lesbian national treasure, someone who committed to love and never stopped pushing for change...”

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September 7, 2017

PFLAG National on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Planned Revision of Title IX Guidance on Sexual Assault on Campuses

“...will leave universities with less clarity, and make LGBTQ students, students of color, students with disabilities, all students, more vulnerable.”

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September 4, 2017

PFLAG National On DACA

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)—today issued the following s

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August 17, 2017

2017 Flag Bearer Honoree

PFLAG National is thrilled and honored to present Father James Martin, SJ, with its 2017 Flag Bearer Award at the 2017 PFLAG National Convention in Portland, Oregon.

 

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August 13, 2017

PFLAG National On Violence In Charlottesville, VA

This weekend in Charlottesville, we saw a group of white supremacists use violent words, and even more violent behavior, to ridicule, harass, debase, and injure people of color, people of the Jewish faith, and other marginalized communities.

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May 3, 2017

PFLAG National on ACA Repeal, Risk of Harm to LGBTQ and Other Communities

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today spoke out f

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May 1, 2017

PFLAG National Lauds Congressional Reintroduction of Equality Act

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—lauded today’s re

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April 30, 2017

PFLAG National Salutes Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today spoke out i

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April 4, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on Hively Workplace Victory

Equal protection under the law should mean just that: equal protection. This decision confirms that premise, and is especially important given the efforts in Indiana to create legal exceptions to nondiscrimination protections under the guise of “Religious Freedom” during then-Governor Pence's tenure. We are heartened, too, that this decision which affirms that people who are lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was written by an overwhelming majority of the court.

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March 29, 2017

PFLAG National on North Carolina Legislature’s So-Called HB2 Repeal; it’s not a repeal.

WASHINGTON—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—issued the following statement from Di

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March 19, 2017

PFLAG National To Honor Emmy® Winner Martha Plimpton At The 2017 Straight For Equality Awards

NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 20, 2017—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today announced it

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March 8, 2017

PFLAG National To Present Straight for Equality Workplace Honors to Alcoa

NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 9, 2017—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today announced it w

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March 6, 2017

PFLAG National To Honor Ana Navarro At The 2017 Straight For Equality Awards

NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 7, 2017—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today announced it w

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February 22, 2017

GLSEN and PFLAG National Relaunch #ClaimYourRights Campaign In Support of Transgender Students

WASHINGTON, DC—In the wake of rescinding guidance on Title IX protections for transgender students, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a statement that said, in part: "At my

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January 30, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—has issued the fo

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December 20, 2016

PFLAG National Calls HB2 Inaction “...Unconscionable, Unacceptable...”

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today called out

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December 14, 2016

PFLAG National Lauds Appointments of Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today lauded Pres

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November 9, 2016

PFLAG National Head Jody Huckaby to Step Down

Jean Hodges, Chair of the PFLAG National Board of Directors, announced that Executive Director Jody Huckaby will depart the helm of the organization in December after serving in this role since January 2005.

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June 23, 2016

PFLAG National Statement on Stonewall National Monument

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2016
Contact: Liz Owen, Director of Communications, PFLAG National | [email protected] | (202) 657-4026  

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June 19, 2016

Declaración de PFLAG National en el Ataque en Orlando

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2016
Para más información, le contacta a Liz Owen, Directora de Comunicaciones, PFLAG National | [email protected] | (202) 657-4026

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June 12, 2016

LGBTQ Groups Call for Unity in Wake of Orlando Shooting

We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the le

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June 11, 2016

PFLAG National Statement on Attack in Orlando

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2016
Contact: Liz Owen, Director of Communications, PFLAG National | [email protected] | (202) 657-4026

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April 11, 2016

Statement on North Carolina Governor's Executive Order

GREENSBORO, NC - PFLAG National board member and Greensboro, NC resident, Linda Stroupe, today issued the following statement in response to North Carolina Gov. McCrory’s Executive Order:

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March 29, 2016

PFLAG National Salutes HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act

WASHINGTON, DC - PFLAG National Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby reacted to today’s historic double transplant from an HIV-infected donor to an HIV-infected recipient:

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March 23, 2016

Statement from PFLAG's NC State Coordinator on State Repeal of LGBT Protections

"Today, our legislative leaders launched an attack on our families and on the American ideals of fairness and inclusion, passing a bill that not only bans all cities from enacting LGBT nondiscrimin

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