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.

April 17, 2019

Talking Inclusively: April 2019

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you can...

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February 26, 2019

Talking Inclusively: February 2019

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few...

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January 28, 2019

Call for Workshop Proposals Extended!

Workshop proposals for We Are the Change: The 2019 PFLAG National Convention in Kansas City, MO in October 2019 are now being accepted! PFLAG chapter leaders, members, supporters and equality advocates from across the country will join together at the Kansas City Marriott...

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October 22, 2018

Talking Inclusively: October 2018

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you...

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August 20, 2018

Something to Talk About: August 2018

Looking for ways to keep the conversation going about LGBTQ issues with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter? Welcome to Something to Talk About, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for EqualityTM program to create conversation...

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June 29, 2018

Something to Talk About: June 2018

Looking for ways to keep the conversation going about LGBTQ issues with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter? Welcome to Something to Talk About a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about...

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June 14, 2018

Talking Inclusively: June 2018

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you can...

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When LGBTQ Past and Present Collide! How LGBTQ History Can Illuminate Today’s Challenges

As PFLAG chapters prepare for Pride Month and PFLAG National continues to celebrate its 45th Anniversary how will you make history? Understanding key facts about LGBTQ history and how it shapes...

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May 9, 2018

The PFLAG 45th Anniversary Celebration

Join us to celebrate decades of saving lives, one family at a time, and to help us honor the people, organizations and our remarkable corporate partners and allies who have contributed to that work. Together, we have fostered LGBTQ family resilience, resistance, and joy for 45 years.

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November 15, 2017

Talking Inclusively: November 2017

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest...

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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 19, 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 26, 2017

PFLAG National On Administration Actions Against the LGBTQ Community

“PFLAG’s vision of an inclusive, respectful America will prevail.”
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July 26, 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 30, 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 20, 2017

PFLAG Greater Boston board member first recipient of the Robert B. and Joan H. Parker Compassionate Action Award

 The Bang Group — a percussive dance company created by Jeffrey Kazin and David Parker, hosted its first-ever “Snap, Crackle, BANG!” event at the Dance Complex over the weekend and awarded Greater

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March 26, 2017

Juli Stratton: Seeing Past Labels and Into People's Hearts

"I have learned that to be in community is to experience a sense of belonging," Stratton said. "To belong is to be related to and to be a part of something greater than ourselves."

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March 6, 2017

Proposal To Ban Conversion Therapy Moves To Public Hearing

Peterson Toscano, a native of Stamford, underwent conversion therapy. His experience, written in a statement, was read by Donna Warren, an LGBTQ advocate and PFLAG mother.

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March 2, 2017

PFLAG National Part of Congressional Trans Equality Task Force Relaunch

Four out transgender leaders spoke at the Thursday morning press conference in D.C., including...PFLAG's Diego Sanchez — who was the first openly transgender senior staffer on Capitol Hill. Sanchez

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January 24, 2017

PFLAG Naples Chapter Leader Honored

The man has dedicated the last decade of his life to advocating and acting on a range of social justice issues in Collier County.

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January 17, 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 8, 2017

PFLAG Boulder Mom Makes a Difference at the Library

So Jackson, a PFLAG Boulder County board member, worked with the St. Vrain Valley Safe Schools Coalition to encourage the St.

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December 26, 2016

PFLAG Longview Leader Speaks Out on TX Anti-Trans Bill

Patti Maxwell, a member of PFLAG in Longview, said the act would do more harm than good.

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January 5, 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 10, 2016

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...

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November 24, 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 2, 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 28, 2016

Faith Resources for Non-Judeo-Christian/Abrahamic Denominations

“So when a lesbian thinks of her relationship with God, if she practices deeply, she can find out that God is also a lesbian. Otherwise how could you be there? God is a lesbian, that is what I think, and...

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November 28, 2016

Faith Resources for Christians

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” (1 Peter 3:8 (NIV) )

While the actions of some churches have given Christians a bad name when it comes to LGBT rights, others have...

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November 2, 2016

PFLAGer Nominated for Peace Prize

Gail Clark-Savage, a leader in spurring local welcome parties for the participants in the AIDS bicycle ride through Lompoc every June, has been announced as the first nominee for the seventh annual

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November 2, 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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September 29, 2016

Atlanta Pride parade grand marshal PFLAG Atlanta celebrates 30th anniversary

Now known as PFLAG, the grassroots network born that day is still standing strong, with chapters across the country, including here in Atlanta.

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Don't Know Much About LGBTQ History?: The Ultimate LGBTQ History and Culture Extravaganza

LGBTQ history and culture tells the story of a vibrant, diverse, and determined community that has overcome massive barriers and deeply influenced mainstream culture. PFLAG is an important part of...

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Training Toolkit: LGBTQ History

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s webinar on LGBTQ History. One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you learned in this session and use...

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July 13, 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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Faith Resources for Muslims

Muslim communities have been subjected to Islamophobia, racism, and violence based on ignorance. In a number of ways, the contemporary Muslim experience mirrors the LGBT experience, and makes support for those whose identities intersect with both communities all the more important.

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April 24, 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 9, 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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October 1, 2014

New President, New 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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August 1, 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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June 1, 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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