July 25, 2017
“PFLAG’s vision of an inclusive, respectful America will prevail.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National Interim Executive Director Elizabeth Kohm states, “This morning, the President declared a ban on people who are transgender from serving their country in the military. Tonight, the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in an employment case arguing that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, and bisexual people from discrimination based on their sexual orientation.

Whether a series of tweets without thought or 36 pages of legal argument with citations, we will remember the day that the current Administration demonstrated a total lack of the basic American value of decency.

President Trump and Attorney General Sessions’ Department of Justice may think they have won the day based on the volume of their press coverage, but let’s be clear: They have not.

The messages being sent to the LGBTQ community, their families, and allies are not reflective of who we are. PFLAG remains steadfast in its work toward a more perfect union, until today is just a footnote in the successful battle for equality. PFLAG’s vision of an inclusive, respectful America will prevail. Our country is better than this.”


PFLAG is the nation’s largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy, and has nearly 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or Instagram.


Liz Owen, Director of Communications
202-467-8180 ext 214