February 12, 2018

PFLAG National Speaks Out Against “Abhorrent” Act by Department of Education Against Transgender Students

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people —responded today to the ann

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September 14, 2017

What We Know Now: Updating Best Practices for Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations

WIth thanks to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we are sharing this blog from Dr. Ann Haas. Be sure to download your copy of the newly updated Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations today.

Seth Walsh,...

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August 10, 2017

PFLAG Offers a Hopeful Glimmer

I do believe we will retain much of the progress we have made toward LGBT inclusion and understanding in schools.

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Training Toolkit: Working with School Personnel for Safer Schools

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Cultivating Respect: Working with School Personnel for Safer Schools webinar. One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you learned...

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July 23, 2017

PFLAG's Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Partnerships speaks to The Daily Beast

Diego Sanchez, director of advocacy, policy and partnerships for PFLAG, a family and ally organization for LGBT individuals, echoed McKay’s sentiments to The Daily Beast that greater visibility is

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Claim Your Rights Posters

PFLAG National and GLSEN have relaunched our #ClaimYourRights Campaign to help anyone affected by or witnessing anti-trans discrimination in schools file a complaint with the Office for Civil...

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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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Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for ALL Children

LGBT youth continue to face bullying and harassment in schools despite modest improvements in anti-bullying legislation, access to supportive teachers and administrators, and the spread of LGBT-inclusive curricula.

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Training Toolkit: Cultivating Respect, Making School Safer for ALL Children

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Cultivating Respect, Making School Safer for ALL Children webinar. One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you learned in...

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NCLR Transgender Youth Project

National Center for Lesbian Rights

NCLR has launched the Transgender Youth Project to make it easier for transgender youth to live authentically—and with respect—in all aspects of their lives. Building on more than 20 years of advocacy on behalf of the transgender community, the project takes on precedent-setting cases to expand legal protections for youth, advocates for inclusive, affirming, and welcoming policies at all levels of government, and furthers equality through public education.

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Top Ten Ways to Make Schools Safe

For too many of our children, attending school can be a frightening experience. And for parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators, providing a safe environment for young people can seem like a daunting task, especially when dealing with the issue of how to make not only classrooms, but all school facilities, more welcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.

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Cultivating Respect: Working with Stakeholders for Safer Schools

Having a tough time getting your foot in the door at schools in your community? This session is a great way to start developing a strategy to open the door...

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Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2015

This bill prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in or being discriminated against in federally-assisted educational program on the basis of...

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Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA)

SNDA would establish a comprehensive Federal prohibition of discrimination in public schools based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. SNDA would provide...

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The Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA)

SSIA would amend the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act—part of the No Child Left Behind Act—and instruct school districts to...

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Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All

Big news! This is a BIG update to our safe schools publication, Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All. We are grateful to Subaru for their generous support in making this...

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A Letter to the World from Debi about Her Trans Kid

We received, via Facebook, a note in the form of a video link, asking us to take a watch and a listen as a woman took on the myths about transgender kids.

We watched and, well needless to say, we...

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October 30, 2015

A Poem to Tristan from Mom

We received the following via email:

Hello. My name is Dawn Jaksons and I'm a PFLAG mom in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Our son came out to us when he was 14. We told him we loved him no matter what. Accepting

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