July 19, 2019

Something to Talk About: July 2019

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 about...

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Training Toolkit: Creating Thriving Chapters

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Creating Thriving Chapters: How to Attract, Develop, and Retain Members.  One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you learned...

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June 25, 2019

Talking Inclusively: June 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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Training Toolkit: Possibility Models: Mentoring for LGBTQ Youth

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Possibility Models: Mentoring for LGBTQ Youth with Hillary Bardwell and Christian Rummell.  One of our key goals is to help you take the information that...

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Possibility Models: Mentoring for LGBTQ Youth

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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May 29, 2019

Something to Talk About: May 2019

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 about...

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May 15, 2019

PFLAG Chapter Leaders Across the U.S. Endorse the Equality Act

UNITED STATES—Today, hundreds of chapter leaders from PFLAG—the nation's first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies—

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Fair Housing For All: Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community

There are an estimated four million incidents of housing discrimination in rental and sales each year. The majority of those incidents are not reported and an even smaller number result...

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Training Toolkit: Fair Housing For All: Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Fair Housing For All: Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community with Shivaughn Ferguson, Sherrill Frost-Brown, and Joe Wardenski. One of our key goals is to help...

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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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February 28, 2019

Transgender Day of Visibility

The International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an annual day of recognition, celebrated around the world on March 31st, which is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender and gender-expansive people, while simultaneously raising awareness of the...

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Training Toolkit: Our Trans and Non-Binary Loved Ones: Owning Your Role in Creating More Inclusive PFLAG Chapters

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Our Trans and Non-Binary Loved Ones: Owning Your Role in Creating More Inclusive PFLAG Chapters webinar or in-person training. One of our key goals is...

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January 28, 2019

Something to Talk About: January 2019

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 about...

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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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Writing Insanely Smart, Thoroughly Effective, and Surprisingly Creative Workshops

When education is a core piece of your mission, being ready to offer learning opportunities and trainings in your community is a core skill for chapters. But developing training programs...

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January 16, 2019

PFLAG Hutchinson opens new LGBTQ space

"Community outreach is one of PFLAG Hutchinson's primary goals for the Hutchinson area this year as they open a new LGBTQ center"

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January 14, 2019

You ARE the Change…And We Want to Hear From You!

Hopefully you’ve saved the date for We Are the Change: The 2019 PFLAG National Convention. We’d be honored to have you join us at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown...

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Stopping the Blitz: Coordinated Response to Christian Nationalist State Campaigns

Project Blitz is a concerted campaign designed to shape state law using a distorted concept of religious freedom to push back on LGBTQ equality as well as gender and reproductive justice issues....

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June 17, 2018

Three local students awarded $1,000 scholarships during PFLAG picnic

"The picnic brought together representatives of the LGBTQ community, families and allies, welcoming them with an array of games, activities, a tie-dye station and lunch consisting of hot dogs, chip

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October 3, 2018

PFLAG Rehoboth sets up Gay History Month displays at libraries

"The Rehoboth Beach, Del., chapter of PFLAG, the national organization representing parents and friends of LGBT people, has provided three Rehoboth area public libraries with special LGBT exhibits for the month of October to commemorate Gay History Month."

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June 26, 2018

PFLAG Has Been A Lifesaving Resource For Families Of LGBTQ Kids For Decades

“PFLAG was the scaffolding to hold me up and my family together while we went on an amazing journey to understand, accept and eventually celebrate our trans child,”

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November 27, 2018

Something to Talk About: November 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 about...

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November 14, 2018

Talking Inclusively: November 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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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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September 26, 2018

Something to Talk About: September 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 about...

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September 12, 2018

Talking Inclusively: September 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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July 31, 2018

The State Of LGBTQ People Of Color In America Town Hall: PFLAG San Antonio at the 2018 NAACP National Convention

The intersection of sexuality, gender identity, and race is the focus of this work for many PFLAG chapters, and one chapter—PFLAG San Antonio—launched themselves into the center of opportunity by supporting and participating in the 109th NAACP Convention earlier this month.

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Advocacy in an Election Year for PFLAG Leaders: Your Voice Can Change the World

The midterms will be here soon. The urgency of the upcoming election is already dominating the headlines and your social media news feed. And while PFLAGers have always been legislative...

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July 19, 2018

Talking Inclusively: July 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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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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May 31, 2018

Something to Talk About: May 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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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 16, 2018

Talking Inclusively: May 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...

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April 25, 2018

Something to Talk About: April 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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April 10, 2018

Talking Inclusively: April 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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March 27, 2018

Something to Talk About: March 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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So You Think You Can Ally? Advanced Ally Engagement Skills for PFLAG Chapters

PFLAG chapters support families, educate their community about the issues their loved ones face, and advocate for LGBTQ equality. Allies have become an integral part of that work as chapters...

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Family Acceptance Within Families of Color

In January 2018 the “Best-in-Show” series began, featuring the highest rated sessions from the PFLAG National Convention in Portland, OR. This month we're joined by chapter leaders from PFLAG chapters...

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Training Toolkit: Family Acceptance within Families of Color

Thanks for participating in “Family Acceptance Within Families of Color”  with Marsha, Kelly, Monica, and Sheila. One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you...

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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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Making Cents Out of Raising Money - Increase Your Chapter's Success!

In January 2018 the "Best-in-Show" series began, featuring the highest rated sessions from the PFLAG National Convention in Portland, OR. This month we were joined by chapter leaders from PFLAG...

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Training Toolkit: Making Cents Out of Fundraising

Thanks for participating in “Making Cents Out of Raising Money - Increase Your Chapter's Success!”  with PFLAG Jersey Shore. One of our key goals is to help you take the...

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September 9, 2017

PFLAG launched in La Porte County

After a year of planning and intense work this spring, PFLAG National has granted chapter status to PFLAG Michigan City (MC) which will serve all La Porte County.

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December 12, 2017

PFLAG National Board Member Susan Thronson "Won't Be Denied"

"Family acceptance for LGBTQ youth who face homelessness and attempt suicide at tragic and unacceptable levels.

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Keeping Siblings Seen and Supported with Dr. Anderson and Mr. Doherty

Gender diversity impacts everyone in a family.  When a family stands out for any reason, each member is likely to handle this differently.   In the community, siblings of gender...

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Gender Basics for Parents with Joel Baum

Discussions of gender are everywhere these days. Unfortunately, these discussions can leave us more confused than ever. Whether for your own information, or to help you support parents of...

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August 31, 2017

PFLAG Staff Restructure and Service Improvements

Earlier this week, I sent an email sharing the news of an exciting restructure of our Field department, now called Chapter Engagement. We wanted to be sure everyone had a chance to see it, so we are sharing it again...

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August 29, 2017

Changing the Way We Support Our Chapters: Staff Restructure FAQ

Answers to some common questions about the PFLAG staff restructure.

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July 26, 2017

PFLAG Beaumont Educational Chair speaks out on President Trump's Transgender Ban Tweets

"Being told that we're a burden, that we don't matter, that our contribution to the life, liberty, and freedom of the people in this nation, don't matter, is very difficult, it's a hard pill to swa

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June 29, 2017

PFLAGers offer support in China

On May 20, "Lover's Day" in China, a group of mothers, affiliated with the US-founded PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), caused a stir by appearing at a Shanghai park where

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July 12, 2017

PFLAG Howard County to Launch HoCo Pride in 2018

At the Howard County executive’s quarterly LGBT Roundtable last month, Jumel Howard, a member of the PFLAG-Howard County Steering Committee, discussed preliminary plans for a Pride celebration to t

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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 25, 2017

PFLAG Salisbury Organizes First Rainbow Fun Run

The Fun Run organizers from PFLAG Salisbury, a local LGBTQ ally organization and Lower Shore LGBTQ Coalition say it's not just about raising awareness that all are welcome but showing pride too.

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June 18, 2017

PFLAG Norman Helps Plan Pride Parade

 In honor of National Pride Month, LGBTQ communities and supporters are gearing up for Oklahoma’s largest annual pride parade, and Norman is no exception.

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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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June 27, 2017

Something to Talk About: June 2017

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...

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May 22, 2017

PFLAG Pendleton Awards Diversity Scholarship

Pendleton High School senior Raeana Mikel is the 2017 recipient of a $1,000 Roberta Frazier Anderson Diversity Scholarship, presented by PFLAG Pendleton.

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May 10, 2017

Josh Kraft honored by Greater Boston PFLAG

Greater Boston PFLAG honored Josh Kraft at its annual Pride & Passion benefit at Boston Marriott Copley Place on April 27.

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Health Risk Behaviors among Gender Expansive Students with Alison Gill

In addition to transgender youth, gender expansive (also called gender nonconforming or nonbinary) youth are receiving a great deal of attention in the media and among educators and policymakers. However,...

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April 25, 2017

Something to Talk About: April 2017

Looking for ways to keep the conversation going about LGBTQ and ally 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...

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April 21, 2017

Trans Student's Journey to Activist...and President of PFLAG Pasadena

Today, Aiden, 28, is pursuing his master’s degree, married, and is an activist in the LGBTQ community as president of the Pasadena chapter of PFLAG, an advocacy group.

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April 10, 2017

Talking Inclusively: April 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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March 31, 2017

Sarah Rohde, PFLAG Nevada County: Start a conversation today, Transgender Day of Visibility

"I challenge you to start a conversation today, on Transgender Day of Visibility, with your friends: you can empower someone in your community by embracing the idea that transgender people are peop

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March 14, 2017

Parents demand board action after bus driver's remarks

“My heart is racing, and I just couldn't hold it in anymore. I tried,” said Polk Pride board member and Polk County PFLAG president Kerri McCoy.

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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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Powerful Partnerships: Making Diversity & Inclusion Successful in PFLAG Chapters

Creating a chapter-based diversity and inclusion outreach strategy isn’t always easy, but the benefits are tremendous and critical in helping you achieve PFLAG’s mission. And with the political realities...

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March 27, 2017

Something to Talk About: March 2017

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...

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March 14, 2017

NCAA commits to inclusivity in response to letter from LGBTQ advocates

With organizations such as media watchdog GLAAD, PFLAG, Lambda Legal and the National LGBTQ Task Force co-signing, along with numerous state and local organizations, the letter represents the full

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February 27, 2017

Something to Talk About: February 2017

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...

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February 6, 2017

Talking Inclusively: February 2017

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series from PFLAG National's Straight for Equality program, designed 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 31, 2017

S4E: Two New Resources

Looking for easy-to-access programs for your chapter? Trying to create conversations about LGBT issues as a part of your work with other community groups? Looking for ideas on how to start conversations with new (and potential) chapter members?

Then consider...

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January 31, 2017

PFLAG National Board Member Obit Goes Viral

Longtime PFLAG member, chapter leader, and former national board member Dr. Kay Heggestad, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017. Within just a few short days, her self-penned obituary--followed up with further details from her family (a “minority report” obituary)...

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What Would You Do?: Tips and Tools for PFLAGers and Allies in Tough Situations

In trying times visible, vocal, and active allyship is more significant than ever. PFLAG parents and allies, in communities nationwide, have the power to encourage LGBTQ inclusion and to...

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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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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 30, 2016

OK Gazette Profile of PFLAG RD Kay Holladay

When Kay Holladay’s son David came out to his family at age 16, there were no tears or confusion and there was no teeth-gnashing or condemnation.

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Advanced Facilitation Skills: Responding to Support Group Challenges

Join us for part two of our two-part series on facilitation skills for PFLAG chapter leaders. (Check out part one here!)

Using common scenarios to demonstrate challenges that many...

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Training Toolkit: Facilitation Skills 201 - Responding to Support Group Challenges

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s  Facilitation Skills 201 - Responding to Support Group Challenges. One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you learned...

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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 1, 2016

PFLAG Boulder Receives Community Grant

PFLAG Boulder County, which provides support, education and advocacy for the families, friends and allies of LGBTQ individuals, has received funding from The Community Foundation. This year, the fo

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October 23, 2016

PFLAG Quincy helps combat transgender issues

To help combat some of the issues the transgender community is facing, Hannibal Quincy PFLAG started a conversation about compassion and acceptance at the Quincy Public Library.

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October 20, 2016

A PFLAGer's Gender Journey Up

In her East Tennessee accent, Kelly Jenkins explains, “I knew I was a girl when I knew I was a girl–-at a very young age--but I didn’t know people disagreed with me.

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October 24, 2016

Virginia Mom Has Change of Heart and Mind, Finds PFLAG

A Virginia mother says her views on LGBT people were transformed when her teenager came out as transgender. Hope Christina Hernandez said she was not raised to accept LGBT people.

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Facilitation Skills for PFLAG Leaders: Going from Good to Great!

Support groups are one of the most honored and sought after functions of PFLAG chapters nationwide. Join us for this updated learning session that will help PFLAG leaders, support group...

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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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September 23, 2016

PFLAG Bellevue celebrating 20th anniversary on Eastside

In 1996, Wendy Wartes and her husband were host parents for an exchange student from Belarus. The young man had come out to his family back home and it did not go well, so he saw coming to this country as an opportunity for a better experience.

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September 27, 2016

PFLAG Tucson Supports Safe Place campaign

Safe Place is a collaborative effort between local non-profits, businesses and law enforcement. It began in Seattle and has resulted in reduced crimes against the LGBTQ community.

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September 20, 2016

PFLAG Napa Quilt Project Honors Pulse Victims and PFLAG Orlando

PFLAG Napa recently completed a project that is touching hearts, minds, and lives....reaching all the way to Orlando.

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September 14, 2016

PFLAG Oskaloosa: Stories in Transition

On Tuesday night's PFLAG presentation, at local restaurant On the Green, a few people told their unique stories. Two of the speakers would say they have never identified with the gender they were assigned at birth, and the other two were parents who were able to corroborate that perspective.

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August 31, 2016

PFLAG Lady Lake Honors Student For Advocacy Work

Lake-Sumter State College freshman Dana Herron is the first recipient of a scholarship from PFLAG Lady Lake. She is being awarded the scholarship because of her valiant efforts to establish a GSA Club (Gay/Straight Alliance) while she was a student at Carver Middle School.

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August 31, 2016

PFLAG Columbia-Howard County Hosts Clothing Drive

“In an effort to connect LGBT+ folks in need with appropriate resources, TransAAction Maryland has organized Image-In, a free clothing exchange/giveaway for all youth and adults, with great fashions, stylists, shoes, accessories, clothing,” says Sue Garner, the chapter’s president.

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August 30, 2016

Talking About Coming Out With PFLAG NYC and Broadway's ‘Fun Home’

“We thought they could learn a lot from professional actors about public speaking skills,” said Drew Tagliabue, the executive director of PFLAG NYC, an organization for family members of gay and transgender people. The group runs the Safe Schools Program, which sends those emissaries into classrooms to talk about coming out.

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August 29, 2016

Orlando shooting remembered by PFLAG Taos at Pride

In the initial wake of the shooting, memorials were held across the country to honor the victims and collectively mourn the loss of the LGBTQ community’s “fallen brothers and sisters,” as Barbara Sheppard, president of PFLAG-Taos and one of the organizers of the march, told The Taos News.

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August 17, 2016

Rainbow stickers welcome LGBT community

Most of those entering Great Pacific in search of a latte or a microbrew didn’t seem to notice the new sticker, but it sent a message to those who glanced its way. The establishment is an early adopter of PFLAG Pendleton’s effort to place the window clings.

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Moderate Moderating: Social Media Engagement the PFLAG Way

Social media is a fantastic tool for connecting with PFLAG members and others who need PFLAG's support in your community. However, if you've been involved in social media, on your...

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August 5, 2016

Kathy Halbrooks is doing the right thing

If you have ever been to a protest in support of LGBT rights or the homeless in Middle Tennessee or nearby, you may have seen a very unassuming older woman with a gentle smile and quiet grace calmly going about her business of promoting equality. That woman is Kathy Halbrooks, the co-chair of PFLAG Nashville.

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August 9, 2016

PFLAG shows support for local law enforcement

PFLAG Harlingen made about 150 cupcakes to show its support to the local law enforcement community. The event, “Cupcakes and Coffee for Cops” was held Friday at Mexican Cafe on Wilson Road.

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August 7, 2016

Local families start PFLAG chapter

The Anne Arundel County and Annapolis chapter of PFLAG, a national nonprofit organization, celebrated its launch at a picnic at Crofton Park on Sunday. The group starting meeting in May and obtained its nonprofit status this summer.

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August 1, 2016

PFLAG Central PA Supports Orlando-Focused Pride

Carole Sizemore, a member of PFLAG, an organization of parents and allies of the LGBTQ community, said the festival was an important annual event that provided members of the LGBTQ community a "safe place" to enjoy a day with friends, family and loved ones.

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July 29, 2016

Welcome New PFLAG Chapters!

The rise in numbers of new PFLAG chapters starting across the country continues to move and motivate us all. Passionate families, allies, and LGBTQ people see the need--now more than ever--for PFLAG chapters in their communities. From the continued...

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July 29, 2016

PFLAG Sierra Vista Going Strong

Today, Thomasson has a wife of 35 years. She’s a retired school teacher and retired U.S. Army Reservist. She’s happy and at peace with herself, but having suffered, having been in the closet, Thomasson wants to help others who might now be suffering. To that end, she joined PFLAG.

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July 22, 2016

Gay Rights Groups Have Grown Since Marriage Decision

Since same-sex marriage came to Alabama, gay rights groups such as PFLAG and Equality Calhoun have grown exponentially.

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July 21, 2016

Trans PFLAG Leader Continues To Work for Change

"Affirmations asked me if I wanted to start a support group for transgender people and I said yes," she says. "That's when I came out of the closet and began identifying as trans."

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July 23, 2016

PFLAG chapter awards $500 Start-up Grant to LGBT ally

As the Observation Point fire winds down, one support worker at Darby’s fire camp next to the high school was excited to be the first recipient of PFLAG’s Start-up Grant.

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Training Toolkit: Moderate Moderating, Social Media Engagement the PFLAG Way

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Moderate Moderating: Social Media Engagement the PFLAG Way webinar. One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you learned in this session and...

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July 1, 2016

July: A Month about Freedom and the Courage to Achieve It

As June ends and July begins, many cities are still celebrating Pride. This year, the official Pride month (June) provided brilliant celebrations of how far we have come – one year since marriage equality! – as well as somber moments...

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July 1, 2016

PFLAG Orlando Response Update

June has been a somber month for Pride. Our collective grief over Orlando is new territory for some, but in the days ahead our solidarity and unity will continue to be needed by so many who have been affected.

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Our Trans Loved Ones: Owning Your Role in Creating More Inclusive PFLAG Chapters

PFLAG is dedicated to providing support to trans and non-binary folks and their families, educating the community about the issues that trans and non-binary people face, and advocating for fully...

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June 17, 2016

PFLAG on Orlando

In the midst of profound tragedy, we find hope. Numerous PFLAG chapters across the country - and, in fact, around the world—have been holding vigils and support meetings in response to the June 12th shooting in Orlando, which targeted LGBTQ people, primarily of Latinx descent.

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Training Toolkit: Facilitation Skills for PFLAG Leaders

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Faciliation Skills: Going from Good to Great webinar or in-person training. One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you...

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Straight for Equality: Have Faith! Straight for Equality in Faith Communities for PFLAG Chapters

Addressing issues at the intersection of faith and LGBTQ equality remains one of the biggest challenges and most important topics that PFLAG members and chapters across the country encounter...

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But I'm Not a Racist! Reframing Diversity Efforts in PFLAG Chapters

PFLAG members frequently ask themselves how they can better serve people in communities of color. Many have tried advertising in community newspapers or translating materials, but find that few people...

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Straight for Equality: So You Think You Can Ally?

When it comes to allies, how do you motivate someone with no (apparent) connection to equality issues? What kinds of programs can PFLAG chapters do to interest these next-gen allies?...

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Straight for Equality: Becoming a Trans Ally 101

The inclusion of people who are transgender has been a long-term commitment for PFLAGers. And we’re proud to announce the release of a new publication that will help you and...

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Creating Thriving Chapters: How to Attract, Develop and Retain Members

PFLAG National is dedicated to creating and supporting PFLAG chapters that thrive now and in the future. This workshop – revamped for 2019 – will allow chapter leaders and members...

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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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But We're On the Same Side: Conflict Resolution for PFLAG Chapters

Despite shared goals, organizations often experience conflicts that must be resolved. As PFLAG members it is important to know the skills to help mediate conflicts, formally and informally, when they...

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Fundraising 101: Skills for PFLAG Chapters

Fundraising is a combination of art and science. The “art” is related to relationship: creating, developing, maintaining and managing relationships with people or organizations that will you’re your chapter’s work....

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Building Coalitions that Work for Everyone

For PFLAG chapters, working in coalitions can be a powerful way to address urgent situations, empower community members, launch community-wide initiatives, advocate for legislative change, and create long-term social transformation. In...

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501c3 Rules

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, there are many rules that PFLAGers and chapters must follow during an election. PFLAG chapters may engage in lobbying activities that influence the outcome of...

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Tools for Chapters

Looking for ways to let your local media know about what your chapter is doing in the community? Giving a presentation or sending mail on behalf of your chapter? Here...

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Straight for Equality Chapter Field Guide

This step-by-step field guide has three great ideas for using the Straight for Equality project with your chapter. Learn how to share information about this new project, energize your speakers...

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January 15, 2016

PFLAG Lower Columbia leader honored as Citizen of the Year

Mary Ann Nelson was recently selected as Citizen of the Year by the Cathlamet Womans Club, in Washington, for her tireless and generous work with PFLAG, as president and member of the Southwestern Washington Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church...

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May 16, 2016

PFLAG San Diego Launches It's Scholarship Season

PFLAG San Diego has just launched its scholarship program for 2016, and to celebrate the season did so with two benefit concerts which served as fundraisers in support of the students. Now in its 17th year, PFLAG SDC has awarded...

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May 3, 2014

Paulette Goodman keeps moving equality forward...

As reported by Jeff Getek of MyMCMedia, former PFLAG National president Paulette Goodman (1988-1992) is keeping up the good fight for equality...but not before taking a quick break earlier this year to celebrate the marriage victory at the Supreme Court....

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March 1, 2015

PFLAG Santa Barbara and the Interfaith Pride Celebration

Today we hear from Georgia Noble of PFLAG Santa Barbara, who with her chapter helped to coordinate the first Interfaith Pride Celebration in the community.

We orchestrated the first Interfaith Pride Celebration here in Santa Barbara to take place in...

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PFLAG Salisbury-Rowan Awards Seven More Scholarships

PFLAG Salisbury-Rowan was founded in 2006, and in 2008, the chapter established its scholarship foundation and began awarding...

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PFLAG Norman Accepts Challenge from Scholarship Recipients

This week, Focus on the Field brings attention to PFLAG Norman in Oklahoma. PFLAG Norman awarded $1,000 scholarships to two Norman High School seniors at its annual reception. Congratulations to the two honorees, Skyler Hoffstatter and Aryn Alderman!...

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PFLAG St. Charles Wins Two Awards in One Month

This week, PFLAG National congratulates PFLAG St. Charles, in Missouri, on receiving two awards in one month!...

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PFLAG Portland Black Chapter Includes LGBTQ in National Black History Month

On February 26th, PFLAG Portland Black Chapter presented its Black LGBTQ History Project at Portland State University. The...

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PFLAG Franklin-Hampshire Inaugurates the Eric Collins Memorial Award

In February 2013, Eric Collins of West Springfield, Massachusetts, died at the much-too-young age of 15. As a high school student, Eric was active in Generation Q, a peer-led support and advocacy group for LGBTQI youth. Through his work with...

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API Project of PFLAG NYC Brings in Lunar New Year with Parade, Award

February and March this year are an exciting, festive, and rewarding time for the API Project of PFLAG...
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New Mexico Declares PFLAG Day

This week, PFLAG National recognizes our New Mexico chapters for an incredible honor. Reported by Steve Terrell...

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Nancy and John Desmond of PFLAG Tampa Honored by Human Rights Council!

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PFLAG Plymouth-Canton Achieves LGBTQ Representation in Public Space

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February 20, 2015

Colette Roberts of PFLAG-Columbia/Howard County to be in Women’s Hall of Fame

This week, PFLAG National exuberantly congratulates Colette Roberts on her acceptance into Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame. Colette co-founded PFLAG-Columbia/Howard County in Maryland and led the organization for more than a decade. She will be formally inducted on...

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Welcome back, PFLAG Lancaster!

This week, PFLAG National welcomes back PFLAG Lancaster, a chapter based in Pennsylvania. After a brief sabbatical, the chapter is reforming to continue the PFLAG mission of support, education, and advocacy....
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January 1, 2016

PFLAG Portland President Attends Gay Christian Network Conference

Today we hear from Dawn Holt, PFLAG National Regional Director in the Pacific Northwest, and President of PFLAG Portland. She is the mother of a 26 year-old gay man who serves as her inspiration for her work in the LGBTQ community. In addition to her service in PFLAG, Dawn served as the Co-Chair of Equity Foundation, an Oregon-based community foundation for the LGBTQ community and, as a practicing Buddhist, serves on the board of her Zen community.

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Welcome, PFLAG St. Augustine!

Great news from Florida this week. A PFLAG chapter has opened in St. Augustine. Meetings will be held on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm at the United Universalist Fellowship at 2487 A1A South.

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January 1, 2014

The Thorons: A Legacy of Love

Today we hear from Jeff Johnson, a Communications and Policy intern with PFLAG National. Jeff had the opportunity to meet with longtime PFLAG leaders Sam and Julia Thoron. Following is his report on their journey to becoming dedicated PFLAG leaders,...

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November 28, 2016

PFLAG's Tips For The Holidays

While for some people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender holidays mean celebration, joy, family, and togetherness, for others it can mean a time of stress, difficulty, and even sadness or depression...especially if one feels that they

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June 1, 2015

Fortune Feimster to Support Her Mom's PFLAG Chapter

In 2015, Fortune Feimster--a comedian who, in addition to her many appearances on Chelsea Lately and Last Comic Standing is now developing her own series with funny woman Tina Fey--did a little PFLAG role reversal: instead of her mother...

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January 8, 2014

PFLAG Metro DC Youth Group Going On 5 Years

In 2008, friends and advocates Carol Lewis and Nancy Brown recognized a problem. Nancy, then-facilitator of the Fairfax support group of PFLAG Metro DC, had noted that many high schools offered space and time to LGBTQ youth by way...

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PFLAG Springfield Celebrates 20 Years!


If you had asked Christy Boyce...

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PFLAG Mom Debi Jackson Shares the Power of PFLAG!

You probably remember Debi, the mom of a trans kid who took to the stage with...

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North Carolina Achieves Marriage Equality...and PFLAG is There To Celebrate!

Today is the final day of October, which means one more chance to celebrate LGBTQ History Month. And October 2014 will certainly go down in history as a turning point for marriage...
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Garden State Legislators Honor PFLAG Chapters!

Last Friday, the Garden State officially celebrated the 20thanniversary of LGBT History Month by recognizing all

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Some sad news from Pennsylvania...

Today we hear from John Otto, President of our Philadelphia chapter, about the unexpected death of Melina Waldo. Melina served as a member of the PFLAG National board and as a Regional Director; she remained...
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PFLAG New Prague Area Debuts!

Today we hear from Kathy Gage, board member of a new Minnesota chapter, PFLAG New Prague Area:

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PFLAG Philly Board Member to be Honored

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PFLAG Madison the Marriage Equality Bus Tour

Today we hear from Jeanne Williams of PFLAG Madison about a fun and exciting event that her chapter participated in late last month:

Members of PFLAG Madison participated in the Marriage Equality Bus Tour to Chicago send-off on Monday, August 25, 2014....

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September 1, 2014

PFLAG Cleveland Takes the Gold...in more ways than one!

Today we hear from PFLAG National's Field Manager Brooke Smith on her visit with PFLAG Cleveland. 

This week, thousands of LGBTQ and ally athletes descended on Cleveland and Akron for
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January 2, 2016

PFLAG Metro DC Member's Son Speaks Out On BSA Leadership, Post Eagle Scouts

History was made when Pascal Tessier--son of proud PFLAG mom and PFLAG Metro DC board member Tracie Felker--became the first openly gay scout to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest within the scouting organization.

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PFLAG Tampa at St. Pete Pride

Today we hear from John and Nancy Desmond of PFLAG Tampa, reporting on their experiences as the Grand Marshals of St. Pete Pride!

Last Saturday night, just as the sun set on the horizon, the excitement on the PFLAG Tampa float...

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PFLAG Tampa Helps Move County One Step Closer To Full Non-Discrimination

Today we hear from John Desmond of PFLAG Tampa, reporting on his chapter's successful efforts to move forward an amendment inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity to an already-existing human rights ordinance: 

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PFLAG SGV API and "After I Do"

PFLAG SGV API was featured in a piece on Public Radio KPCC about the Asian Pacific Islander LGBT community in Southern California, and the process of coming out based on their cultural needs.

Carol Mannion, president of the...

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June 11, 2015

PFLAG Ogden: Pride at Hill Airforce Base

Today we hear from Barb D'Arco, president of PFLAG Ogden, one of our Utah chapters. She writes of a moving, major milestone, one that could not have happened without the hard work of PFLAGers everywhere!

I am a civilian...

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PFLAG Indianapolis: Marriage Equality (Finally) Comes to Indiana!

Today we hear from Annette Gross of PFLAG Indianapolis, on the great news out of her homestate about marriage equality!


Yesterday I was witness to what I can only describe as a miracle.  At noon, my fellow PFLAGer...

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PFLAG Utah and Salt Lake City PRIDE!

Today we hear from Regional Director Kathy Godwin about Salt Lake City Pride. PFLAG Utah made a big showing!

PFLAG Utah came...

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PFLAG's Southern California Chapters March in LA Pride

And what a fun time was had by all! PFLAG members--including longtime PFLAG mom Betty DeGeneres--marched in the parade, and then made time to spread the news about Care With Pride, the partnership between PFLAG and Johnson &...

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May 23, 2014

Give OUT Day a hit for PFLAG chapters!

2014 Give OUT Day was a real success for LGBTQ organizations across the country, including the many PFLAG chapters that chose to participate.

Even a major technical glitch--the Razoo site going down--was turned into a positive when Razoo and Bolder...

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May 9, 2014

PFLAG San Diego President Featured In The News

Volunteering for PFLAG comes with many personal rewards, but every once in a while it's nice to see that work honored by others...especially by the media!

How exciting, then, for PFLAG San Diego president Terrie Vorono to nab ...

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May 5, 2014

Dear Abby Gives A Special Shout-Out to PFLAG Lubbock!

The relationship between PFLAG and advice columnist superstar Dear Abby goes back years. In fact, in the early 1980s when her syndicated column mentioned PFLAG as a resource for parents of gay children, PFLAG’s National Office--which at the time was the...

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April 1, 2014

PFLAG Tampa: St. Pete Pride Grand Marshals!

Wonderful news, a followup to this story from March 19th where we asked for your votes of support for PFLAG Tampa.

Clearly the call was heeded, the votes came in and PFLAG Tampa has been voted...

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April 18, 2014

PFLAG Chapters Speaking Out...in the Press!

PFLAGers always make it a point to speak out, especially when the health and well being of their LGBTQ loved ones is on the line. And when they're given the opportunity to do so in the press, that message can...

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April 9, 2014

A Powerful Speaker at PFLAG Tampa

Today we hear from John Desmond of PFLAG Tampa, regarding a presentation made at their support meeting. It was a powerful topic and had great turnout...and was even picked up by the press!

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April 4, 2014

PFLAG Columbia-Howard County's Catherine Hyde Receives Honor!

This week we hear from PFLAG Columbia-Howard County, with wonderful news about one of its members...who also happens to be a Regional Director, PFLAG National Board Member, and a member of the Transgender Gender Nonconforming Advisory Council (TGNC).

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March 2, 2014

PFLAG Cedar Rapids: Voices of Diversity

We don't often get to spotlight a chapter where a simple link will allow the entry to speak for itself. But WOW! Check out this wonderful segment from CBS2 Iowa highlighting the chapter!

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January 17, 2014

PFLAG API Chapters in New York and Los Angeles Celebrate Lunar New Year!

The 2014 Lunar New Year was last week, and PFLAGers on both coasts celebrated diversity of all kind by marching in parades with other API constituents. We have reports from both Califonia and New York on these special celebrations!

First...

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January 30, 2015

PFLAG Indianapolis: The Fight for Equality in Indiana

Today we hear from PFLAG Indianapolis co-President and Indiana State Coordinator Annette Gross.

To say that Annette is a warrior would be something of an understatement: she is tireless, fearless, outspoken, fierce and funny...and always on the front line of...

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March 1, 2015

PFLAG Maryland Chapters: Partnering on a New Online Resource for Maryland's Trans* Youth

Catherine Hyde, a longtime PFLAG member, PFLAG Howard County trans coordinator, and PFLAG National Board Member, is helping Maryland chapters partner with FreeState Legal to create trans*youth@md, a new website meant to offer answers to legal...

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May 1, 2015

Belinda Carlisle and her son, James Duke Mason, Welcomed by PFLAG Bakersfield

Last night, singer Belinda Carlisle and her son, actor James Duke Mason, were the special guests at a monthly meeting of PFLAG Bakersfield. Duke, gay and out since 2006, has had the full support of his parents,...

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