May 29, 2020
It’s a very different Pride Month that starts today. A global pandemic has led to the cancellation of countless celebrations worldwide, and in the US, rage over the lack of equality and justice for people of color has brought protesters to the streets of communities nationwide. 
 
Pride started with a riot against injustice, brutality, and disparate treatment. This year, as we witness the pain and anger of our Black loved ones, we have an opportunity to again be in solidarity, locked arm in arm, and demonstrate that being an ally means showing up to fight for justice in all communities. Pride remains--even without parades and festivals--a time when we get to celebrate our community, reflect on the work that we still need to do, and be seen. Let our work continue to build on the understanding that we are all created equally, and that we all deserve safety, security, and respect. 
 
PFLAG National was proud to sign on to the following joint letter (also linked here, where the list of signing organizations continues to grow), committing our movement to make "explicit commitments to embrace anti-racism and end white supremacy, not as necessary corollaries to our mission, but as integral to the objective of full equality for LGBTQ people." PFLAG National's Board of Directors created a Unity and Inclusion Policy, back in 2016, which did indeed make this work integral to our direct objectives, mission, and vision. We will continue to do that work.

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“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Those words, written over 30 years ago by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, remind us that indifference can never bridge the divide of hate. And, today, they should serve as a call to action to all of us, and to the Movement for LGBTQ equality.

This spring has been a stark and stinging reminder that racism, and its strategic objective, white supremacy, is as defining a characteristic of the American experience as those ideals upon which we claim to hold our democracy — justice, equality, liberty.  

  • We listened to the haunting pleas of George Floyd for the most basic of human needs — simply, breath — as a Minneapolis police officer kneeled with cruel indifference on his neck. 

  • We felt the pain of Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend as he called 9-1-1 after plainclothes Louisville police kicked down the door of their home and shot her eight times as she slept in her bed.

  • We watched the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery by white vigilantes in Brunswick, GA, aware that they evaded the consequence of their actions until the video surfaced and sparked national outrage.

  • We saw the weaponizing of race by a white woman who pantomimed fear in calling the police on Christian Cooper, a Black gay man bird-watching in Central Park.

  • We have heard and read about the killings of transgender people -- Black transgender women in particular — with such regularity, it is no exaggeration to describe it as a epidemic of violence. This year alone, we have lost at least 12 members of our community: Dustin Parker, Neulisa Luciano Ruiz, Yampi Méndez Arocho, Monika Diamond, Lexi, Johanna Metzger, Serena Angelique Velázquez Ramos, Layla Pelaez Sánchez, Penélope Díaz Ramírez, Nina Pop, Helle Jae O’Regan, and Tony McDade.

All of these incidents are stark reminders of why we must speak out when hate, violence, and systemic racism claim — too often with impunity — Black Lives.

The LGBTQ Movement’s work has earned significant victories in expanding the civil rights of LGBTQ people. But what good are civil rights without the freedom to enjoy them?

Many of our organizations have made progress in adopting intersectionality as a core value and have committed to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. But this moment requires that we go further — that we make explicit commitments to embrace anti-racism and end white supremacy, not as necessary corollaries to our mission, but as integral to the objective of full equality for LGBTQ people.

We, the undersigned, recognize we cannot remain neutral, nor will awareness substitute for action. The LGBTQ community knows about the work of resisting police brutality and violence. We celebrate June as Pride Month, because it commemorates, in part, our resisting police harassment and brutality at Stonewall in New York City, and earlier in California, when such violence was common and expected. We remember it as a breakthrough moment when we refused to accept humiliation and fear as the price of living fully, freely, and authentically. 

We understand what it means to rise up and push back against a culture that tells us we are less than, that our lives don't matter. Today, we join together again to say #BlackLivesMatter and commit ourselves to the action those words require.

Signers (as of June 8, 2020)

A Safe Ace Place, Administration Team, Collectively

A Wider Bridge, Alan Schwartz, CEO & Board Chair

A.H. of Monroe County, Inc. , Scott Pridgen, Executive Director/CEO

A.H. of Monroe County, Inc., Scott Pridgen, Executive Director

Aadya Rising, Susan Byers, Director

African American Office of Gay Concerns, Gary Paul Wright, Executive Director

African Human Rights Coalition, Melanie Nathan, Executive Director

Aggie Allies, TAMU, Jennifer Bradford, Vice-President

AIDS Action Baltimore, Jeffrey Grabelle, Chief Operating Officer

AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Aisha N. Davis, Director of Policy

Alaskans Together For Equality, Elias Rojas, Board President

Ali Forney Center, Tyler Neasloney, Special Events & Communications

ALIANZA DE COMERCIO LGBTTQ+ DE PUERTO RICO, Joey Pons, Executive Director

All Rainbow and Allied Youth Inc., Hal Trejo, Board President

Alphawood Foundation, Jim McDonough, Executive Director

ALSO Youth, James Robinson, Executive Director

Altrusa International of Los Angeles, Aggie Kurzyna, President and Founder

American Association of University Women (AAUW), Kim Churches, CEO

American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, Micah Kubic, Executive Director

American Civil Liberties Union, Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director

American Institute of Bisexuality, Ian Lawrence-Tourinho, Executive Director

Annapolis Pride, Jeremy Browning, Founder & Chair

APAIT, Jury Candelario, Director

APLA Health, Craig E. Thompson, CEO

Aqua Foundation For Women, Yolanda Flores, Chairwoman

Arianna's Center, Arianna Lint, CEO

Arkansas Transgender Equity Collaborative, Tonya Estell, Board of Directors

Aromantic-spectrum Union for Recognition, Education, and Advocacy, Abhainn Raymond, Resource Manager

Asexual Outreach, Brian Langevin, Executive Director

Asexual singles, Stephanie de Blaauw, Miss

Asexuales México y América Latina, Anahi Charles - Erik Mata - Citlally Villarejo., Chief Activists

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Carole Treston, Executive Director

AsylumConnect, Katie Sgarro, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Atheist Community of Polk County, Rachele McCullough, Director

Athlete Ally, Hudson Taylor, Executive Director

Atlanta Pride Committee, Jamie Fergerson , Executive Director

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network, Sharon daVanport, Executive Director

AVEN - Asexual Visibility and Education Network , Diana Abinader, Board of Directors member

AVOL Kentucky, Jon Parker, Executive Director

Awf Magazine, Ryan Leach & Griffin Leeds, Executive Editors

BAGLY,  Inc. (Boston Alliance of LGBTQ Youth), Grace Sterling Stowell, Executive Director

Basic Rights Oregon, Nancy Haque, Executive Director

Baton Rouge Pride, Christopher Bradford, Chairman

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), Jeffrey Kosbie, Co-Chair

Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, Robt Seda-Schreiber, Chief Activist

Bayard Rustin Coalition, Lawrence Shine, Co-Chair

Being Alive Los Angeles, Carla Ford, President,  Board of Directors

Beloved Arise, Jun Young, Director

Bet Mishpachah, Rabbi Singer-Beilin, Rabbi

Beth Chayim Chadashim, Juval Porat, Cantor

Bi Women Quarterly, Robyn Ochs, Editor

Bi+ Georgia, Dan Wilson, Lead Organizer

Bi+ Pride Milwaukee, Amy Luettgen, Organizer

Big Apple Performing Arts/New York City Gay Men's Chorus, Lisa Reilly, Executive Director

BiLaw, Nancy Marcus, Co-Founder

Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center, Gabrielle Antolovich, Board President

BiPOL San Francisco, Lani Ka'ahumanu, Co-Founder

Bisexual Organizing Project - BOP, Leah Yoemans, Chair

Bisexual Resource Center, Belle Haggett Silverman , President - Board of Directors

Body Euphoria Inclusive Massage Therapy, Eli Shumaker, CEO

Born Perfect, Mathew Shurka, Co-Founder

Boston Pride Committee, Reina Ysaguirre-Boersma, Dir. of Outreach & Development

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Adrian Shanker, Executive Director

Brave Space Alliance, LaSaia Wade, Executive Director

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Tom Viola, Executive Director

Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Floyd Rumohr, CEO

Broward House, Inc, Stacy Hyde, CEO

Cache Pride Center, Cassandra Seikkula, Program Director

California LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network, Amanda McAllister-Wallner, Director

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Wendy Stark, Executive Director

CAMP Rehoboth, David Mariner, Executive Director

Campaign for Southern Equality, Adam Polaski, Communications Director

Campus Pride, Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director

Capital City Pride, Natalie Coblentz, Production Manager

Capital Pride Alliance, Ryan Bos, Executive Director

Care Resource Community Health Centers,  Inc. , Rick Siclari, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Cascade AIDS Project, Tyler TerMeer,  PhD, CEO

Cathedral Of Hope UCC, Rev. Dr. Neil G Thomas, Senior Pastor

Center for Black Equity, Earl Fowlkes, President/CEO

Center for Health Justice, Cajetan Luna, Executive Director

Center for Immigrant Protection/The LGBT Asylum Project, Kenan Arun, Director of Operations

Center on Halsted, Modesto Valle, CEO

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers, Denise Spivak, CEO

Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band & Color Guard Corp., Chelsey Carrigan, Director of Communications

Central Outreach Wellness, Stacy Lane DO, Medical Director

Centre communautaire LGBTQ+ de Montréal, Christian Tanguay, Directeur général

Citrus Pride, Chuck Higgins , President

City of Holyoke, Andres Villada, Mayoral Aide & President of Holyoke Pride

Cleveland Stonewall Democrats, Dara Adkison, President

Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, Anne S. De Groot MD, Medical Director

CNY Aces, Aley, Founder

Collidescope, VA, Liz Cervantes, Co-founder

Colorado Springs Breaking Boundaries, Joseph Shelton, Vice President

Colors+, Kristen Pepera, Executive director

Come Out With Pride Orlando , Tatiana Quiroga, Board Member- Secretary

Community Education Group, A. Toni Young, Founder & Executive Director

Compass LGBTQ Community Center, Julie Seaver, Executive Director

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, Sharon Kleinbaum, Senior Rabbi

Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, Mychal Copeland, Rabbi

Contigo Fund, Marco Antonio Quiroga, Director

Corktown Health Center, Teresa Roscoe, Chief Operating Officer

CrescentCare, Noel Twilbeck, CEO

Curve Magazine, Merryn Johns, Editor-in-Chief

Dansby Photography and Multimedia, Sherry Dansby, Owner

DC Black Pride, Kenya Hutton, Director

Deaf Queer Resource Center, Drago Renteria, Executive Director

Desert AIDS Project, Carl Baker, Director of Legal & Legislative Affairs

DignityUSA, Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director

Diocese of Southern Ohio, Rev deniray mueller, Legislative Liaison

Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance - AllianceQ, Melissa Guthrie Loy, Rev.

Diversity Center, Santa Cruz County, Sharon Esther Papo, Executive Director

Drag Story Hour Arizona, David Boyles, Board Member

East Bay Getting to Zero, Sophy S. Wong, MD, Director

East Los Angeles Women's Center, Thelma Garcia, Director of HIV Prevention services

elizabeth f schwartz, p.a., elizabeth f schwartz, attorney & activist

End Hep C SF, Joanne Kay, Program Coordinator

Epilepsy Awareness In The Entertainment Industry, Sherry Dansby, Founder

Equality Arizona, Michael Soto, Executive Director

Equality Business Alliance, Eddie Reynoso, Executive Director

Equality California, Rick Chavez Zbur, Executive Director

Equality Delaware, Mark Purpura, Director

Equality Federation, Rebecca Isaacs, Executive Director

Equality Florida, Nadine Smith, Executive Director

Equality Illinois, Bob Chikos, Community Advisory Group Member

Equality Illinois, Brian Johnson, CEO

Equality Michigan, Erin Knott, Executive Director

Equality NC, Kendra R Johnson, Executive Director

Equality Nevada, Chris Davin, President

Equality New Mexico, Adrian N. Carver, Executive Director

Equality New York, Amanda Babine, Executive Director

Equality Ohio, Alana Jochum, Executive Director

Equality Texas, Ricardo Martinez, CEO

Equality Utah, Troy Williams, Executive Director

Equality Virginia, Vee Lamneck, Executive Director

EqualityMaine, Matt Moonen, Executive Director

Equitas Health, Daphne Kackloudis, Chief Public Policy & Strategy Officer

Essex County, NJ LGBTQ Advisory Board, Kathy Ahearn-O'Brien, Co-Chair

Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program, Northwestern University, Gregory Phillips II, Director and Assistant Professor

Fair Wisconsin, Megin McDonell, Executive Director

Fairness Campaign, Tamara Russell, Board Member

Fairness West Virginia, Andrew Schneider, Executive Director

Faith in Public Life, Joey McKinnon, Florida Director

Faith Tapestry Community Church, Rev. Dr. Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff, Pastor

Family Equality, Denise Brogan-Kator, Chief Policy Officer

Fenway Health, Ellen LaPointe, CEO

Fierté Fredericton Pride, Amelia Thorpe, Co-Chair

Fijate Bien/MPact Global Action, Angel C Fabian,  MD MNA, Advocacy Coordinator

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, Marguerite Felice, board secretary ,  UUYO

Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, Laura Hernandez, Legislative Manager

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Nik Harris, LGBTQ Consumer Advocate

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, Stephen Gaskill, President

Florida NOW (National Organization for Women), Kim Porteous, President of Florida NOW

Florida Trans Proud Inc, Denise Johnson, President/CEO

Fluid Array Foundation, Gregory, Ward

FORGE, Inc., Loree Cook-Daniels, Policy and Program Director

Forum for Equality, SarahJane Guidry, Executive Director

Foundation for the AIDS Monument, Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director

Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center, Jennifer Stucka-Benally, ED

Frank Harr Foundation, Shelly O'Rourke, Executive Director

Free Mom Hugs, Katrina Kalb, Executive Director

Freedom for All Americans, Kasey Suffredini, CEO & National Campaign Director

Freedom Oklahoma, Allie Shinn, Executive Director

Freedom Through Healing, Aquilah Varela-Williams, Director

FreeState Justice, Mark Procopio, Executive Director

Friendly House Inc/ SAGE Metro Portland, Max Micozzi, Manager

GAAMC, Gordon Sauer, President

GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders, Jason Wu, Political Chair

Garden State Equality, Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director

Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center, Fred Swanson, Executive Director

Gay For Good, Anne Friedman, Executive Director

Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles (GFBLA), David Doan, President

GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON,  DC, JUSTIN FYALA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Gay Resources of the Ozarks, LLC, Brian C. Vega,  LPC,  NCC, Owner

Gay USA TV, Ann Northrop and Andy Humm, Co-Hosts

GAYLANDIA U.S.A., Michael H. Martinez, Communication Director

Gender Identity Network Alliance (GNA), Michelle Fox-Phillips, Executive Director

Gender Rights Maryland, Sharon Brackett, Board Chair

Gender Spectrum, Joel Baum, Senior Director

Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network), Geoffrey Winder & Ginna Brelsford, Co-Executive Directors

Georgia Equality, Jeff Graham, Executive Director

Get The Vote Out, Brad Henry, Founder

GLAAD, Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO

GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz, Gloria Nieto, Board member

GLBT Historical Society, Terry Beswick, Executive Director

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Janson Wu, Executive Director

GLIDE, Wesley Saver, Policy Manager

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, Hector Vargas, Executive Director

GLSEN Central New Jersey, Alex Lawrence, Co-Chair

GLSEN Southern Nevada, Trevor Harder, Co- Chair

GLSEN, Eliza Byard, Executive Director

GLYS Western New York, Inc., Robert Roush, Executive Director

GMHC, Kelsey Louie, CEO

GO Magazine, Dayna Troisi, Managing Editor

God's Love We Deliver, Karen Pearl, President & CEO

Grand Rapids Pride Center, Thomas Pierce, Executive Director

Greater Boston PFLAG, Sunnie Kaufmann-Paulman, Executive Director

GSAFE, Brian Juchens, Co-Director

GSBA: Washington's LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, Louise Chernin, President & CEO

Hampton Roads Pride, Cole Werkheiser, President

Harm Reduction Coalition of San Diego County, Tara Stamos-Buesig, Founding Director

Harvey Milk Festival, Inc, Shannon Fortner, Executive Director

Harvey Milk Foundation, Julie Stern, Partnership Coordinator

Have A Gay Day, Michael Knote, Executive Director

Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights, Joshua Cooper, Executive Director

He She Ze and We, Shannon McKay, President

Health Emergency Lifeline Programs, Teresa Roscoe, Chief Operating Officer

HealthHIV, Brian Hujdich, Executive Director

Heart of Art, Kenia Gutierrez, Owner

Heartland Equality, Dustin Havens, Director of Operations

Hearts on a Wire, Adrian Lowe, member

Helping Hand Counseling Center, Sandy Piacente, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Henderson Equality Center, Chris Davin, Executive Director

Hetrick-Martin Institute, Thomas Krever, CEO

Hetrick-Martin Institute: New Jersey, Lillian Rivera, Executive Director

HIV Medicine Association , Andrea Weddle, Executive Director

Hollywood LGBTQ+ Council, Jeffrey Oliverio, Founding Member and Treasurer

Holyoke Pride, Andres Villada, Organizer

Hope and Help Center of Central Florida,  Inc., Joshua J Myers, Development and Communications Director

Hope in a Box, Inc, Joe English, Executive Director

Horizons Foundation, Roger Doughty, President

House of Colors LGBTQ Youth Center, Micah Katz-Zeiger, Youth Program Coordinator

Houston GLBT Political Caucus, Mike Webb, President

Howard Brown Health, Andie Baker, VP, Center for Education, Research and Advocacy

Hudson Pride Center, Elizabeth Schedl, Chief Operations Officer

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Jeff Rindler-Jordan, Executive Director

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation, Sarah Rosso, Executive Director

Human Rights Alliance - Santa Fe, NM, Kevin A. Bowen, President

Human Rights Campaign - Columbus Steering Committee, Stefani Borg, National Board of Governor

Human Rights Campaign Greater Philadelphia, Liz Balcom and Tom Rogers, Co-chairs

Human Rights Campaign, Alphonso David, President

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, Kathy Ahearn-O'Brien, Executive Director

Identity, Inc., Joey Agloinga-Keeney, Board Chair

Immigration Equality, Aaron C. Morris, Executive Director

Inclusive Justice of Michigan, Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Board President

Ingersoll Gender Center, Karter Booher, Executive Director

Inside Out Youth Services, Jessie Pocock, Executive Director

International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, Jose M Zuniga, President

InterPride, Andrew Baker, Co-President

Intersex Campaign for Equality, Hida Viloria, Founder and Executive Director

It Gets Better Project, Brian Wenke, Executive Director

Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education,  Outreach & Services, Luca Maurer, Director

Jackson Pride Center, Karyl L Baker, Chair

Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Inc., Randi Adler, Program Director,  LGBT+ Services

John Snow,  Inc., Stewart Landers, Director,  U.S. Health Service,  Boston Office

Kaleidoscope Youth Center, Erin Upchurch,  MSSA,  LISW-S, Executive Director

Kappa Xi Omega Sorority, Incorporated, Brandynicole Brooks, National President/CEO

Keshet, Idit Klein, President & CEO

Key of Q: LGBTQ & Allied Singers of the Hudson Valley, Jim Fish, Co-Founder & President

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Melissa Terrell, Chair,  Board of Directors

Lambda Legal, Kevin Jennings , CEO

Latino LinQ, Humberto Orozco, Board President

Left of Center Productions, Linda Lewis, Entertainment Agent

Legacy Community Health, Lindsay Lanagan, Director,  Government Relations

Lesbian Health Initiative Houston, Inc., Ann J. Robison, PhD, Executive Director

Lesbians of Color Symposium Collective, Inc., Shaunya Thomas, Co - Founder / President

Lesbians Who Tech, Leanne Pittsford, Founder & CEO

Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, Laura Raicovich, Interim Director

LGBT Bar Association of New York, Eric Lesh, Executive Director

LGBT Caucus of the California Democratic Party, Tiffany Woods and Lester Aponte, Co-Chairs

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, Jerome' Holston, Director

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland , Phyllis Seven Harris, Executive Director

LGBT Community Center of the Desert, Mike Thompson, CEO

LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester County, Don Davis, President

LGBT Life Center, Stacie Walls, CEO

LGBT+ Center Orlando,  Inc., George Wallace, Executive Director

LGBTQ Advocate, Charlotte Clymer, Writer

LGBTQ Caucus, League of CA Cities, Helyne Meshar, Administrator

LGBTQ Center OC, Peg Corley, Executive Director

LGBTQ Center of Bay County Inc., Cindy Wilker, President

LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada, John Waldron, CEO

LGBTQ Victory Fund & LGBTQ Victory Institute , Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO

LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund Advisory Board, Karin Uhlich, Advisory Board Chair

LGBTQ+ Allies Lake County, Betty Jacobs, Founder/Executive Director

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, Robert Vitelli, Executive VP/COO

Long Island LGBT Center, Lauren Corcoran-Doolin, Vice-President,  External Affairs

Lorain County LGBTQ+ and Allies Task Force, Kei Graves, Board President

Los Angeles Bi Task Force, Mimi Hoang, Co-Founder

Los Angeles LGBT Center, Lorri L. Jean, CEO

Louisiana Trans Advocates, Peyton Rose Michelle, Director of Operations

Louisville Youth Group Inc., Jason Peno, Executive Director

Lower Columbia Q Center, Tessa James Scheller, President/Chair

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, Tre'Andre Valentine, Executive Director

MassEquality, Tanya V. Neslusan, Executive Director

Math4cure, Karen Young, Executive Director

Matthew Shepard Foundation, Jason Marsden, Executive Vice President

Mazzoni Center, Thomas Ude, Legal and Public Policy Director

MC FILM MEDIA, Mark Bias, President

Me Too Springfield, Jordan Harris, President of Me Too Springfield

Media for the Public Good, Inc. / OutCasting Media, Marc Sophos, Executive Director

Meroe & Wellness, LLC, Maudisa Meroe, CEO

Methodist Federation for Social Action , Bridget Cabrera, Executive Director

Metro Inclusive Health, Cole Foust, LGBTQ+ Division Manager

Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches, Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey, Senior Pastor

Miami-Dade LGBTA Democratic Caucus, Eddie De La Vega, President

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, Amy Orta, Executive Director

MoPride, Inc., Veronica Ambrose, Central Valley Pride Center Director

More Light Presbyterians, Alex Patchin McNeill, Executive Director

Movement Advancement Project, Ineke Mushovic, Executive Director

Nashville Pride, Phil Cobucci, Community Affairs

National AIDS Memorial, John Cunningham, Executive Director

National Black Justice Coalition , David Johns, Executive Director

National Center for Lesbian Rights, Imani Rupert-Gordon, Executive Director

National Center for Transgender Equality, Mara Keisling, Executive Director

National Coalition for LGBT Health, Brian Hujdicch, Executive Director

National Coalition of STD Directors, Taryn Couture, Associate Director, Policy and Government Relations

National Equality Action Team (NEAT), Brian Silva, Founder & Executive Director

National LGBT Bar Association and Foundation, D'Arcy Kemnitz, Executive Director

National LGBT Cancer Network, NFN Scout, Deputy Director

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Justin G. Nelson and Sabrina G. Kent, Co-Founder & President / Senior Vice President

National LGBTQ Task Force, Rea Carey, Executive Director

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP), Rochelle Diamond, Chair

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), Glenn D. Magpantay, Executive Director

National Trans Visibility March, Apyphanie Barnhill, Asst. National Strategy Director

National Voices for Equality Education and Enlightenment, Jowharah Sanders, Executive Director

National Working Positive Coalition, Mark Misrok, National Working Positive Coalition

New England Aces, Julia Gilstein, Lead Organizer

New Mexico GSA Network, Karen Dugas, Program Manager

New York City AIDS Memorial, Dave Harper, Executive Director

New York City Anti-Violence Project, Beverly Tillery, Executive Director

New York City Gay Men's Chorus, Lisa Reilly, Executive Director

New York LGBT Network, David Kilmnick, President/CEO

NGPA- The Worldwide LGBT Aviation Community, Brian Gambino, President

NMAC, Paul Kawata, ED

North Carolina AIDS Action Network , Lee Storrow, Executive Director

North Dakota Human Rights Coalition, Barry Nelson, Organizer

North Jersey Pride, C.J. Prince, Executive Director

North Shore Alliance of GLBT Youth, Stephen Harrington, Executive Director

Northwest Arkansas Equality,  Inc., Joseph Porter, President,  Board of Directors

Oakland LGBTQ Community Ctr., Joe Hawkins , CEO

Oasis Legal Services, Ari Jones, Staff Attorney and Outreach Coordinator

OCTOPUS LLC (Organizing Communities Transgender Outreach Promoting United Support), Kimberly Sue Griffiths, Executive Director

Oklahomans for Equality, Toby Jenkins, CEO

One Colorado, Daniel Ramos, Executive Director

One Iowa, Courtney Reyes, Executive Director

One Orlando Alliance , Jennifer Foster, Executive Director

One-n-ten, Nate Rhoton, Executive Director

onePULSE Foundation, Barbara Poma, CEO

Openhouse, Karyn Skultety, Executive Director

ORAM - Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration, Steve Roth, Executive Director

Orange County Equality Coalition, Dannie Cesena, Co-Chair

Our Family Coalition, Sam Ames, Interim Executive Director

Our Fund Foundation, David Jobin, President & CEO

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, Erin Uritus, CEO

Out Boulder County, Mardi Moore, Executive Director

OUT Georgia Business Alliance, Chris Lugo, Executive Director

Out in STEM, Cortland Russell, President & CEO

Out in the Open, HB Lozito, Executive Director

Out Leadership, Todd Sears, Founder & CEO

Out on Film LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Craig Hardesty and Jim Farmer, Board Chair and Festival Director

Out2Enroll, Katie Keith, Steering Committee Member

OutCenter of Southwest Michigan, MaryJo Schnell, Executive Director

Outfest, Damien S. Navarro, Executive Director

OutFront Kalamazoo, Amy Hunter, Executive Director

OutFront Minnesota, Monica Meyer, Executive Director

OutNebraska, Abbi Swatsworth, Executive Director

OutRight Action International, Daina Rudusa, Senior Communications Manager

Outright Vermont, Dana Kaplan, Executive Director

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Victor Gimenez, Executive Director

OUTspoken Leaders, Jacob Kniep, Executive Director

Overnight Prod./This Way Out Radio, Brian DeShazor, CEO and Board Chair

Pacific Center for Human Growth, Michelle Gonzalez, Executive Director

Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, Rand Hoch, President and Founder

Partnership Project, Julia Lager-Mesulam, Director

Peer Support Space, Dani, Dandelion Hill, Director of Peer Services

Peoria Proud, Nicole Livsey, President

Perceptions, Scott Ellis, Executive Director

PFLAG Birmingham, Amanda Wilson, Executive Director

PFLAG Blairsville, Penny Connell, President

PFLAG Boulder County, Tobi J Cahill, President

PFLAG Charlotte, Karen Graci, President

PFLAG Cleveland, Tom Falcone, President

PFLAG Columbus (OH), Jaron Terry,  MS,  APR, President of the Board

PFLAG Crown Point Northwest Indiana, Elisabeth Menning, President

PFLAG Door County, Beth Mitchell

PFLAG Los Angeles, Steve Krantz, Vice President

PFLAG Nashville, Kathy Halbrooks, Co-Chair

PFLAG National, Brian K. Bond, Executive Director

PFLAG New Hampshire, Erica Allen, President

PFLAG Newport Beach California, Angela Samaan, Dr

PFLAG Newport Beach, Jessica Herthel, Co-President

PFLAG NYC, Drew Tagliabue, Executive Director

PFLAG Salisbury Inc., Michele Schlehofer, Executive Director

PFLAG Seattle, Deb Dahrling, Board president

PFLAG South Miami, Jennifer Solomon, President PFLAG South Miami Chapter

PFLAG Spartanburg, Debra Foreman , President

PFLAG Tampa, John Desmond, Director

PFLAG, Catherine Trejo, Dr

Philadelphia Family Pride, Stephanie Haynes, Executive Director

PHILANTHROFUND FOUNDATION, A CHARLENE Leach, Executive Director

Phoenix Gay Men’s Chorus , Brandon Sours , Chorus President

Phoenix Pride Foundation, Michael Fornelli, Executive Director

Planned Parenthood Keystone (The Spectrum, The Curve, The RainbowRoom), Amber Brown, Dir.of Training, Community Outreach,  and Education

PleasePrEPMe.org, Laura Lazar, Manager

Plexus LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Amanda Cole , Executive Director

Point Foundation, Jorge Valencia, Executive Director & CEO

Point Source Youth, Larry Cohen, Executive Director

Positive Women's Network-USA, naina khanna, executive director

PRC, Brett Andrews, CEO

Pride Action Tank, Kim L. Hunt, Executive Director

Pride at Work, Jerame Davis, Executive Director

Pride Center of the Capital Region , Martha Harvey , Executive Director

Pride Center Of Vermont, Mike Bensel , Executive Director

Pride Community Center,  Inc, Katrina, Stewart

Pride Community Services Organization, Carmen Wampler-Collins, Executive Director

Pride Fund 1, Densil R Porteous, CEO

Pride Media, Diane Anderson-Minshall, CEO

Pride Northwest Inc, Debra Porta, Executive Director

Pride St. Louis, Jordan Braxton , Director of Public Relations

Pridelines, Miami’s LGBTQ Community Center, Victor Diaz-Herman, Chief Executive Officer

Prism Foundation Inc, Timothy J Dean, President and CEO

Project MORE Foundation, Nathan Svoboda, President/COO

Project No Labels, CLAIRE ELISAN, Founder / CEO

Project PRIDE Sarasota, Joshua Beadle, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Project Pride Srq, Katie McCurry, Co-Founder

PROMO, Stephen Eisele, Executive Director

Proud Haven Inc, Debbie Scotto, Co-Founder

Q Center, James K. Phelps, ACFRE, Interim Executive Director

Q CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Bukola Landis-Aina, Executive Director

QLatinx, Christopher J. Cuevas, Executive Director

QLaw Foundation of Washington, Denise Diskin, Executive Director

QUA - LGBTQ UKRAINIANS IN AMERICA, Bogdan Globa, President

Queens LGBT Center (QCenter), JR Cehonski, Director of Programs

Queer Connect,  Inc., Lisa Carton, Director

Queering Boston, Shannon McLean, Co-founder

Queerocracy, Jason Walker, Executive Director

Radiant Health Centers, Philip Yaeger, CEO

Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center, Tara Bell, Board Chair

Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County, Kiku Johnson, Executive Director

Rainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton, Jerry Mallicoat, Board Chair

Rainbow Mobile, Bryan Fuenmayor, Executive Director

Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance, Benita Annette Ramsey, Executive Director

Rainbow Resource Centre, Noreen Mian, Executive Director

Rainbow World Fund, Jeffrey Cotter, Executive Director

Reading Pride Celebration, Enrique Castro Jr., Vice President

Reconciling Ministries Network, Jan Lawrence, Executive Director

Reformed Catholic Church, Chris Carpenter, Presiding Bishop

Renaissance City Choir, Morgan Hawkins, Board President

Renovus, Ory Cook, Executive Director

Resource Center, Cece Cox, CEO

Ring of Keys, Andrea Prestinario, Executive Director

Roanoke Pride Inc, Timothy J Dean, Chief Operations Officer

Rockland County Pride Center, Brooke Malloy, Executive Director

Rose Dynasty Foundation, Inc., Jason DeShazo, President

Rural Women's Health Project, Robin, Lewy

RUSA LGBT, Yelena Goltsman, Founder and Co-President

Ruth Ellis Center, Inc., Jerry Peterson, Executive Director

Sacramento LGBT Community Center, David Heitstuman, CEO

Safe Place International, Justin Hilton, Founder

Safe Schools Action Network, Shannon Cuttle, Director

Safe Schools South Florida, Scott Galvin, Executive Director

SAGE Hudson Valley, Amanda Norton, Director,  Programs and Services

SAGE Jersey City, Gordon Sauer, Affiliate Leader

SAGE Metro Detroit, Angie Perone, Executive Director

SAGE New Orleans - NOAGE, Jim Meadows, Executive Director

SAGE of the Bluegrass, Maggie Carnes, Organizer

SAGE Upstate, Kim Dill, Executive Director

SAGE: Advocacy and Services for GLBT Elders, Michael Adams, CEO

Salisbury Pride, Mark DeLancey, Lead Organizer

San Diego Pride, [email protected], Executive Director

San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Joe Hollendoner, CEO

San Francisco Community Health Center, Lance Toma, Chief Executive Officer

San Francisco Dykes on Bikes® Women's Motorcycle Contingent, Kate Brown, President

San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force, Robin Roth, Co-chair

San José State University PRIDE Center & Gender Equity Center, Bonnie Sugiyama, Director

Sandhills PRIDE, Michael Bleggi, Executive Director

SAVE - Safeguarding American Values for Everyone, Orlando Gonzales, Executive Director

Seattle Aces and Aros, Sara Darlington, Co-Organizer

Seneca Proud, Brian Young, Co-director and Co-founder

Sero Project, Sean Strub, Executive Director

SF LGBT Center, Rebecca Rolfe, Executive Director

Shenandoah LGBTQ Center, Emily Sproul, Executive director

Side by Side VA, Inc., Ted Lewis, Executive Director

Silver State Equality, André C. Wade, State Director

SOJOURN, Rebecca Stapel-Wax, Executive Director

Solano Pride Center, Jonathan Cook, Executive Director

Somos Familia, Joshua Delfin, Board Member

South Florida Afro Pride Federation, Donald Gunder, CEO

South Orange Middle School, Johanna Barnhart, Dr.

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), Patti Caldwell, Interim Executive Director

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, AJ Tiedeman, Program Manager

Southern Poverty Law Center, Margaret Huang, President & CEO

Southwest Center, Dolph Goldenburg, Interim Executive Director

SpeakOUT Boston, Ellyn Ruthstrom, Executive Director

Spectrum Center Spokane, SR Ross, Education Director

St Pete Pride, Chrys Bundy, President

St. John's United Methodist Church,  Memphis,  TN, Mimi White, Associate Pastor

Stanislaus LGBTQ+ Collaborative 4/ Well Being, John Aguirre, Coordinator

Still Bisexual, Nicole Kristal, President

Stonewall Alliance & Stonewall Sports Pittsburgh, Rob Anderson, Executive Director

Stonewall Citizens' Patrol, Sean Redmond, Executive Director

Stonewall Columbus, Gerry Rodriguez, President of the Board of Trustees

Stonewall Democratic Club, Drexel Heard II, Community Vice-President

Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio, Stella Shaw, President

Stonewall National Museum & Archives, Hunter O'Hanian, Executive Director

Stonewall Sports - Columbus, Robert Leis, President

Stonewall Sports - New Orleans, Alexander W. Kuehr, Commissioner

Stonewall Sports - Raleigh, NC, Davey Goodhart, National Board Representative

Stonewall Sports Cleveland, Patty Hace, Board Chair

Stonewall Sports Kansas City, Jared Horman, Commissioner

Stonewall Sports Philadelphia, Matt Forrest, Commissioner

Stonewall Sports, Inc, Andy Palermo, President

SunServe, Shelley Goren, Interim Executive Director

Survivors' Pathway, Francesco Duberli, Chief executive Officer

Tallahassee Gay Athletic Associate, Mark Barr, Executive Director

Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber, Justice Gennari, President & CEO

TAMPA PRIDE, INC, CARRIE West, President

TargetCue, Cathy Renna, Principal

TBuddy, Dani Farrell, Founder & CEO

Team DC, Brent Minor, Executive Director

Temple Emanuel, Mark H Levine, Director of Congregational Learning

Tennessee Equality Project, Chris Sanders, executive director

Texas Pride Impact Funds, Ron Guillard, Board President

The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth, Pauline Green, Executive Director

The AMAAD Institute (Arming Minorities Against Addiction & Disease), Carl Highshaw, Executive Director

The Box Gallery, Rolando Barrero, LGBTQ+ Business Owner

The Bros in Convo Initiative, Daniel J. Downer, Executive Director

The DC Center for the LGBT Community, Rehana Mohammed, Board Chair

The Diversity Center, Sharon E Papo, Executive Director

The Dolphin Democrats - Broward County, Alfredo Olvera, President

The Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color's Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment, Lydia X. Z. Brown, Founder and Volunteer Director

The Gala Pride and Diversity Center, Michelle Call, Executive Director

The Gender & Family Project of the Ackerman Institute, Jean Malpas, Executive Director

The GenderCool Project, Jen Grosshandler , Co-Founder

The Great Griffon, David Beck, Founder, Artistic Director

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston, Joan Ilacqua, Executive Director

The Karpel Group, Craig Karpel, President

The Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center (NY), Glennda Testone, Executive Director

The LGBT Bar Association of New York, Eric Leah, Executive Director

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading, Michelle Dech, Executive Director

The LGBT Center, NYC, Reg Calcagno, Senior Director of Government Affairs

The LGBT Community Center of the Desert, Raul Rodriguez, Community Engagement

The LGBT Pink Panthers Movement, Faith Alastair, President

The LGBTQ Center in South Bend,  IN, H.R. Jung, Executive Director

The LGBTQ Center Long Beach, Porter Gilberg, Executive Director

The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center, Judy Troilo, Executive Director

The Montrose Center, Ann J. Robison,  PhD, Executive Director

The OUT Foundation, John Valdez, Executive Director

The Pride Center at Equality Park, Robert Boo, CEO

The Pride Center of Maryland, Mimi Demissew, Executive Director

The Pride Network, Jacob Rudolph, Executive Director

The San Diego LGBT Community Center, Cara Dessert, CEO

The Source LGBT+ Center, Brian Poth, Executive Director

The Spahr Center, Dana Van Gorder, Executive Director

the Stonewall Chorale, Michael Conwill, President

The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative , Stacy Lentz , CEO

The [email protected] Coalition, Bamby Salcedo, President/CEO

The Trevor Project, Amit Paley, CEO

The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, Jocelyn Samuels, Executive Director

Thrive LGBTQ+, Randy Thomas, Executive Director

Thrive Youth Center, Greg Casillas, Assistant Director & Life Skills Program Manager

TPAN, Julie Supple, Interim CEO/Director of Client Services

Trans Can Work, Allison VanKuiken, Executive Director

Trans In Color, Dani Farrell, Founder & CEO

Trans Pride March @ St Pete Pride, Nathan Bruemmer, Founder

Trans Research Lab--University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stephanie Budge, Associate Professor

TransFamily Support Services , Kathie Moehlig, Executive Director

Transgender Children's Legal Defense Fund, Benjamin Cooper, President of the Board

Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT), Emmett Schelling, Executive Director

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), Andy Marra, Executive Director

Transgender Michigan, Susan Crocker, Operations Director

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, Adrien Lawyer, Co-Director

Transgender Training Institute, Eli R. Green, Founder

TransInclusive Group,  Inc, Tatiana Williams, Executive Director

TransNewYork, Gennifer herley, Executive Director

TransOhio, James Knapp, Chair & Executive Director

Transpire Trainings & Consulting,  LLC, Landon (LJ) Woolston, Founder

TransPonder, Oblio Z Stroyman, Interim Executive Director

TriVersity Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Steven Teague, Executive Director

True Colors United, Gregory Lewis, Executive Director & CEO

True Colors, Inc., Robin McHaelen, Executive Director

Truth Wins Out, Wayne Besen, Executive Director

UFCW OUTreach, Michele Kessler, Chair

Under The Arc, Arthur Dawkins, Founder

Union des personnes luttant contre la discrimination et la stigmatisation, Museau, Muler

Unity Coalition|Coalicion unida, Herb Sosa, director & CEO

Unity Fellowship Social Justice Center, Rev Benita Ramsey, Senior Pastor

Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance (UGLA), Carl Matthes, President

Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, Tracey Dean , President

Utah Pride Center, Robert Moolman, Executive Director

Valley Community Healthcare, Kevin Weiler, Director

Values Into Action, Marian Frattarola-Saulino, Co-Founder and CEO

Virtual Arizona Pride, David Boyles, Co-Founder

Visuality, Inc., Arlene Goldberg, Vice President,  Board of DIrectors

Voices4, Oliver Fuhrmann, Lead Organizer

Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc., Kathy Cameron, Executive Director

Watermark Publishing Group, Rick Claggett, Owner/Publisher

Waves Ahead & SAGE PR, Wilfred Labiosa, Executive Director

WayOUT, Alexa Porges, Head of Impact

We Matter Winchester, William Wright, Administrator

Webster University - Main campus, Hemla D Singaravelu, Professor

Whatcom PFLAG, Diana Campbell, Co-chair Whatcom PFLAG

White Mountains Pride, Christopher Bellis, Acting President

Wild Geese Foundation, Susan Hyde, Executive Director

WildTinyProducitons, "WildTiny" Natalie Coblentz, Creative Director

William Way LGBT Community Center,  Philadelphia, Chris Bartlett, Executive Director

Wilmington Transgender Supportive Services, Kendall Tidey, Transgender support group facilitator

Wilmington/Northern Delaware, Jim Bianchetta, President

Wisconsin Trans Health Coalition, Ben Andert, Core Team member

Woodhull Freedom Foundation, Ricci Levy, President & CEO

www.cybersynagogue.com, Stephanie Shore, Rabbi

Wynwood Pride, Anna Margarita Albelo, Executive Director

Wyoming Equality, Sara Burlingame, Executive Director

Yakima Pride, Joshua Hastings, Vice President

Yale GALA: Yale's LGBT Alumni, Mickey Dobbs, Co-President

Young Democrats of Georgia LGBTQ+ Caucus, Matt Southwell, Secretary

Youth Outlook, Nancy Mullen, Executive Director

Youth Seen, Tara Jae, Executive Director

Zebra Coalition, Heather Wilkie, Executive Director

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