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Proud People

PFLAG is working to make sure that all people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer are not only valued by society, but take pride in and value themselves. We do this through providing peer-to-peer support, educating people on the issues that are important to the community, and advocating for inclusive policies and laws.

Bisexuality+ 101: Understanding & Supporting People Who Are Bi+: Recording & Training Toolkit

The LGBTQ+ community is inclusive of many, but too often certain letters -- and people -- are less visible. As allies become increasingly educated about the LGBTQ+ community and feel more...

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What the +?: Understanding and Supporting Expansive LGBTQ+ Identities Recording & Training Toolkit

Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Simple, right? Not for everyone. As allies become more engaged in LGBTQ+ spaces and advocacy, they often have questions about “the plus.” Please join PFLAG...

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Be Kind, Rewind: Recognizing Your Role in Building Inclusion Recording & Training Toolkit

Nonstop social media. Quarantine. Political unrest. Baggage. And so many deadlines. Nearly everyone strives to be a more inclusive, kind leader, but getting it right is rarely easy. We are all...

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Change the World in Two Minutes: How to Share Your Story Recording & Training Toolkit

Everyone’s got a story, but knowing how to shape and tell that story effectively is a skill that separates the talkers from the real change-makers. This highly interactive, 60-minute, session...

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Supporting Trans & Nonbinary Loved Ones: What Would You Do? Recording & Training Toolkit

As people who are transgender and nonbinary become more visible, the need to have educated and engaged allies to support them becomes greater. In this session, we’ll review the core...

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LGBTQ Sex Ed: Health, Rights, and Pleasure Recording & Training Toolkit

Sex education for LGBTQ youth tends to be very limited, both in formal and informal spaces. This workshop will raise awareness of the importance of providing LGBTQ youth with...

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How to Stop Arguing About Religion but Make Your Point Recording & Training Toolkit

Religious objections still interfere with the equality of LGBTQ people, and arguments from the Bible, tradition, and religious authorities, are cited by critics to justify discrimination and abuse. We've heard...

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PFLAG Votes 2020: Our Right and Our Responsibility Recording & Training Toolkit

Voting is a right, and responsibility for all Americans. And PFLAG National would like to help PFLAG Chapters, leaders, and members get-out-the-vote in their communities. In 2020 there is too...

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PFLAG Votes 2020: Advocacy in 10 Minutes or Less

These 5-10 minute videos are designed to help PFLAG members and leaders stay nonpartisan as they express excitement, maximize involvement ,and operate successfully within the guidelines set forth by the...

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Possibility Models: Mentoring for LGBTQ Youth Recording & Training Toolkit

PFLAG National is a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) LGBTQ National Advisory Council, which was launched in 2017 to support capacity building efforts for the LGBTQ youth...

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When LGBTQ+ Past and Present Collide! How LGBTQ+ History Can Inform PFLAG Advocacy Work Recording & Training Toolkit

Understanding key facts about LGBTQ+ history and how it shapes the world we’re in today are an essential part of creating change in our communities. PFLAG leaders. members, and...

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Nuestros Seres Queridos Trans: Una Nueva Traducción al Español

Estamos muy orgullosos de anunciar el primero de nuestras nuevas traducciones actualizadas en Español de todas nuestras publicaciones nacionales de PFLAG. La miembro de la junta Isolda Atayde lidera el...

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September 18, 2017

Happy #BiWeek... What Will YOU Do?

I was really fortunate to come into national LGBTQ work as the Bi movement was exploding. 

Some of my first friendships in my now 30-year life in DC were with intrepid Bi activists. I watched Bi leaders fight for inclusion...

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July 30, 2017

Straight for Equality: Self Care, Post-Pride

As summer begins in earnest and temperatures rise, is anyone else feeling just a little burnt out? The Straight for Equality team is feeling it for sure, and so this month, we’re calling on you to step back, take a...

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July 25, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on Trans Military Service

Today, PFLAG National released the following statement from Interim Executive Director Beth Kohm, in response to tweets from the President regarding a change in policy around transgender military s

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June 29, 2017

PFLAGers Take Pride

For the past month, parades, marches, festivals, workshops, picnics, and parties have taken place around the world to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, which honors the Stonewall riots which took place in 1969 in New York City. PFLAGers...

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June 29, 2017

Honoring Ric Weiland: Architect of a Historic Tipping Point

Last weekend marked an important anniversary: on June 24th, it was eleven years since the passing of Richard Weiland (1953-2006).

If you’re not familiar with Ric’s name, you’re not alone—even in his hometown of Seattle, many do not know the...

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January 16, 2017

Welcome, REAL O'NEALS Fans!

Pat and Kenny O'Neal get their PFLAG parent hug on.Welcome to fans of The Real O'Neals! We're so glad you're watching the show, and so glad you found us here at PFLAG.
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January 4, 2017

Welcome to the fight, angelic troublemakers of PFLAG

Welcome to 2017.

There’s no introduction that can be written that will adequately capture the mass of emotions that are bringing us into the New Year, so we aren’t going to spend time discussing it.

But here’s what we, as...

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Documentary: FACING FEAR

Facing Fear, a new documentary

Facing Fear, a short Oscar-nominated documentary by Jason Cohen, is now available online. 

As a 13 year-old, Matthew Boger was thrown out of his home for being gay. While living...

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December 8, 2020

A PFLAG Founder Remembered: Adele Starr

Just as it would be impossible to tell the story of PFLAG without telling the story of founder Jeanne Manford, it would be impossible to tell the story of PFLAG National without telling the story of Adele Starr. So we chose today, December 10th, the 10th anniversary of her passing, to re-share it.
Adele and her husband, Larry, founded PFLAG LA, and Adele subsequently became the first President of PFLAG National. There is no question that she and Jeanne Manford were a formidable team. Much like Jeanne, Adele was a mama lion, willing to do whatever it took not just to protect her own cubs, but all of the others who came her way. Adele, by all accounts from those who knew her, was a true force to be reckoned with.

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November 23, 2016

PFLAG Butte Provides Critical Trans Support

Think for a minute of how we would be different if our focus was directed to the least among us: those individuals or groups who have been marginalized, demonized, ignored, and maligned.

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November 1, 2016

LGBT Caregiver Perspectives

Caregiving and advocating for family members or friends is a challenging and sometimes heart-rending labor of love.

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November 27, 2016

Faith Resources for Non-Judeo-Christian/Abrahamic Denominations

Given the diversity of the LGBT community, it should come as no surprise that the varieties of religious experience (if we may borrow a phrase from William James) is also varied among them. Below are some organizations outside the Judeo-Christian/Abrahamic (Christian, Jewish and Muslim) faith traditions that offer assistance to LGBTQ people and their allies.

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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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Transgender Reading List for Young Adults

While there's no road map to the young adult years (much to some people's dismay), that doesn't mean that it's completely uncharted territory. If you are, or think you...

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The Ultimate LGBTQ+ History and Culture Extravaganza: Recording & Training Toolkit

Stonewall. Rainbow flags. Pink triangles. Lavender lambdas. Pink, blue, and white banners. Pride parades. Disco. Fire Island, WeHo, and Dupont Circle. Harvey, Audre, Marsha, Sylvester, and even Gaga. PFLAG and...

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July 12, 2016

Thank You, Jazz Jennings, For Changing America

Originally published online at The Advocate.

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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 23, 2015

In the Afterglow of the Bruce Jenner Interview: So Where Do We Go From Here?

As I settle in to write this, 48 hours have passed since the airing of the Diane Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner. 17 million viewers, over 675,000 tweets and innumerable Facebook posts (including mine!) later, I feel compelled to ask...
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December 8, 2014

An Open Letter: From Ferguson to True Freedom

Today we are sharing an open letter that our parent organization, PFLAG National, signed on to along with 46 other LGBTQ organizations, in regards to the recent outcry in our country. PFLAG was formed by a brave mother who stood up...

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September 30, 2014

PFLAG's Inclusive Name

PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization of parents, families, and allies united with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ)—announced today at its annual membership meeting the election of Jean Hodges of Boulder, Colorado, as its new board president. She...

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July 31, 2015

A Letter to my Dad, from Kristin

Today at ANTMK we have a special letter, from Kristin Beck to her dad. Kristin is a former US Navy SEAL who gained public attention in 2013 when she came out as a transgender woman. As an activist and advocate...

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May 31, 2014

Frank Kameny: A Legacy of LGBTQ Activism Celebrated

As a part of June’s pride celebrations, the White House has on display an exhibit about Frank Kameny, a major figure in LGBTQ history. Kameny was drafted into the Army and served throughout World War II. After his service, he...

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