October 11, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: October 14, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the removal of homsexuality from the DSM in 1973 and the PBS Documentary, Cured.

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September 27, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: September 30, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ inclusion in sports - and specifically in professional men's sports in the US.

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Advanced Bi+ Allyship: Going Beyond the "Bi"nary Recording & Training Toolkit

Beginning the ally journey can take a lot of introspection about your biases—and that work must continue as you become a more advanced ally. In this 201-level training, we will...

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August 26, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: September 2, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the LGBTQ+ generational wealth gap.

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August 19, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: August 26, 2021

This week's discussion topic is conversion therapy and the film Pray Away on Netflix.

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August 12, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: August 19, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experiences of LGBTQ+ elders in the US.

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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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June 14, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: June 17, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of black LGBTQ+ folks and their families.

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May 10, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: May 13, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the lack of safe spaces for LGBTQ+ folks on social media.

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March 28, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: April 1, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of college-aged LGBTQ+ folks during COVID-19.

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February 25, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: March 4, 2021

This weeks discussion topic is LGBTQ+ demographics in the US .

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February 4, 2021

Something to Talk About Live; February 11, 2021

This week's discussion topic is asexuality and aromanticism.

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December 14, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: December 17, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experience of LGBTQ+ Jews in the US.

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December 4, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: December 10, 2020

This week's discussion topic is conversion therapy and the PBS film Cured.

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November 9, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: November 12, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experiences of queer, Christian, Tejanos.

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October 19, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: October 22, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the history of "coming out" and the political significance it holds today.

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October 5, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: October 8, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experience of LGBTQ+ Republicans and conservatives in the US.

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September 25, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: October 1, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the casting of queer characters in popular media.

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July 24, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: July 30, 2020

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ inclusion in professional men's sports.

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June 15, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: June 18, 2020

This week's discussion topic is how to celebrate Pride if you aren't out to everyone in your life.

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May 22, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: May 28, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experience of LGBTQ+ Muslims.

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When Someone Comes Out: A PFLAGers Guide to Demonstrating Support and Acceptance Recording & Training Toolkit

The term “coming out” has become so mainstream that many people assume that the word—and the actions it entails—are simple. However PFLAGers know that it can still be a harrowing...

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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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February 27, 2019

The Unknown Depths of a Parent's Love

You never know how much love you have for your child until you’re challenged. Being a southern Black woman from a traditional background prepared me to raise my children well, but when one of my children came out to me...

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August 8, 2018

The Miseducation of Cameron Post: A Conversation with Chloe Grace Moretz

This week we bring you a personal piece from PFLAG National intern Casey Chalmers...

When I was 15, my mom and I embarked on our weekly library run. I was quite the reader in high school, desperate to read anything...

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January 29, 2018

Something to Talk About: January 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 Learning & Inclusion through the Straight for Equality...

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

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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October 25, 2017

Disney's ANDI MACK: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Self-Acceptance

ANDI MACK, an immensely popular show on the Disney Channel, has its season two premiere this Friday night (8pm ET/PT)...and is a ground-breaking episode: One of the lead characters begins a coming-out process that will continue throughout the season. 

If...

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October 10, 2020

Coming Out Day: Creating the Safety and Extended Family Support System Our LGBTQ+ Loved Ones Need

PFLAG always looks forward to celebrating Coming Out Day alongside all of the amazing LGBTQ+ people in queer history, in our networks, and across the nation, who have had the strength and support to come out and live their truths....

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September 27, 2017

Something to Talk About: September 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 conversation about...

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August 20, 2017

A Note to My Kid: #ParentsComingOut

Family support makes a transformative difference in the lives of people who come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. And when parents and families share their stories--coming out in support of their LGBTQ children and loved ones--they not...

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June 28, 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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June 20, 2017

Parents: Quick Tips for Supporting Your LGBTQ Kids--and YOURSELF--During the Coming-Out Process

When a loved one comes out, reactions vary, from “Now that I know, what can I do to support my child?” to “How will I ever handle this?” For some people, it’s a combination of these two reactions…and more. There...

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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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December 17, 2016

Psychology Today Suggests PFLAG to Readers

Show support and acceptance of your child even if you are struggling with your feelings...You can join your local chapter of PFLAG to find groups and activities that support gay, lesbian, bisexual

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Our Children

OUR CHILDREN offers a fresh eye for families and others about what to do when a loved ones comes out.

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Restore Honor to Service Members Act

This bill will help service members discharged for no other reason than their sexual orientation correct their military record to reflect their honorable service.

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Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act

This bill will change the Basic Center Grant Program to include safe shelter to runaway and homeless youth and provide them with services while there, extending...

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Camps for Youth

What do you get when you combine s’mores, archery, arts, wilderness skills, and bug juice with a safe space for LGBTQ youth and families? The camps below all fit the...

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Support Hotlines

The hotlines listed below provide services to callers across the country. If you're looking for a local support network, also contact one of PFLAG's more than 400 chapters in the...

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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 30, 2014

Tim Teeman's Open Letter to Barry Manilow

We had to share this great piece by Tim Teeman over at The Daily Beast. As news of Barry Manilow's union with his longtime love (and manager and company president) Garry Kief hit the press, Manilow...

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“Mom, I’m Gay” — A Mother and Son Explore the “Journey” Together

This is a really wonderful and moving post, and we're grateful to its co-authors, Debby Shulman (www.debbyshulman.com)...

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December 31, 2017

An oldie but a goodie...A letter from Dad to Nate

It's not quite Throwback Thursday yet, but we couldn't resist revisiting this wonderful letter from a dad in Michigan, to his high-school age son, Nate. The note first appeared on the Facebook page of an anti-homophobia organization, then went immediately viral. Said...

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