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Safety Tips for PFLAG Chapters: Protecting Our Communities from Direct and Indirect Threats of Violence Training & Toolkit

PFLAG members and supporters have voiced their deep distress regarding the current national climate surrounding LGBTQ+ issues. There has been a noticeable uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ activities, such as protests, political violence, and the distribution of propaganda through flyers. Leaders from the PFLAG network all across the country have observed a rise in harassment and threats directed at their local chapters and LGBTQ+ community events. Consequently, many are seeking advice on strategies to evade, anticipate, and counteract these hostile actions.

Remember: If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you learned in this session and use it to make your chapter stronger and more effective. To do that, we’ve created this page to provide you with tools, resources, and references to materials mentioned in the workshop. As always, the PFLAG National staff is here to help. If you have any questions, comments, or just need some good advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

PFLAG Resources:

Partner Organizations:

Additional Resources:

Pieces of Me film poster, with photos of Joslyn DeFreece from current and growing up.

New Short Film "Pieces of Me"

Our newest film "Pieces of Me" is out now in honor of Transgender Day of Visibility!
Written, directed, and produced by Nick Oceano-Armendariz—the film centers on the life of New York-based artist and transgender activist Joslyn DeFreece.

Watch the film

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