March 1, 2022

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WASHINGTON—On March 2, “Read Across America Day,” PFLAG National will launch “Read With Love,” (PFLAG.org/ReadWithLove) a campaign supporting the freedom to learn for all students, no matter their race, genders, or zip code.

Beginning Wednesday, supporters can join Don Lemon and other influencers by using the hashtag #ReadWithLove to share the banned books they are reading, the actions they are taking to donate books to libraries, and their support of honest and inclusive education. 

“Defending students’ ability to learn about history, science, human development and even the topics that interest them should not be an issue, but lately, it has become a necessity, especially for families of LGBTQ+ students,” said Jean-Marie Navetta, Director of Learning and Inclusion for PFLAG National. “‘Read with Love’ is about offering an entrypoint for community members who are appalled by efforts to censor what our kids learn. It’s about empowering youth with tools to think critically. It’s about doing what PFLAGers do best: we lead with love. And when you read with love, you can make a difference.” 

PFLAG's #ReadWithLove offers options to engage proactively to support the freedom to learn for all students in their community. From learning how to organize locally, to donating inclusive, accurate, and honest materials to libraries and schools, to participating in PFLAG's weekly live broadcast series called Something to Talk About Live, there are many different ways for individuals and organizations to participate. Campaign partners include The Ally Coalition, Red Wine and Blue, Book Riot, Mombian, and the Book Ban Busters Coalition. For more information, visit PFLAG.org/ReadWithLove. To join the campaign as a partner, contact [email protected]. And share about #ReadWithLove on social media to boost the power of love with reading.

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ABOUT PFLAG NATIONAL

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies in the U.S. With nearly 400 chapters throughout the country, we are people in local communities who believe that no one should face discrimination, harassment, or harm because of who they are or who they love. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or Instagram (@pflag).

 

  

Laura McGinnis, Media Relations Manager
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