April 11, 2022

Something to Talk About Live: Affirming LGBTQ+ Christians this Holy Week

This week's discussion topic is the many ways we can affirm the lives of LGBTQ+ Christians.

December 13, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: May Your Holidays Be Merry and Gay

This week's discussion topic is queer holiday traditions and creating joy at a time that can be difficult for some.

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.

May 3, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: May 6, 2020

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ inclusion in faith communities.

April 5, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: April 8, 2021

This week's discussion topic is The Equality Act.

March 15, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: March 18, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experiences of LGBTQ+ Mormons.

January 14, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: January 21, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experiences of nonreligious LGBTQ+ youth.

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.

November 9, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: November 12, 2020

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

October 12, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: October 15, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experiences of LGBTQ+ Filipinos in the Philippines and in the US.

July 31, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: August 6, 2020

This week's discussion topic is recent legal changes in Puerto Rico and the impact they will have on women and LGBTQ+ Puerto Ricans.


How to Stop Arguing About Religion but Make Your Point Recording & Training Toolkit

Religious objections still interfere with the equality of LGBTQ people, and arguments from the Bible, tradition, and religious authorities, are cited by critics to justify discrimination and abuse. We've heard...

On Demand
May 22, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: May 28, 2020

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

April 20, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: April 23, 2020

This week's discussion topic is changes in public opinion data about the right to religious refusal in the US.

March 18, 2019

Something to Talk About: March 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...

February 25, 2019

PFLAG National Responds to UMC Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their families, and allies—issued the followin


Stopping the Blitz: Coordinated Response to Christian Nationalist State Campaigns Recording & Training Toolkit

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....

On Demand
August 17, 2017

2017 Flag Bearer Honoree

PFLAG National is thrilled and honored to present Father James Martin, SJ, with its 2017 Flag Bearer Award at the 2017 PFLAG National Convention in Portland, Oregon.


July 10, 2017

PFLAG and other pro-LGBT organizations advocate at Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting

Liz Owen, director of communications for PFLAG National, attended the Phoenix event and says it confirmed that LGBT acceptance is a value that r

November 27, 2016

Faith Resources for Non-Judeo-Christian/Abrahamic Denominations

Given the diversity of the LGBT community, it should come as no surprise that the varieties of religious experience (if we may borrow a phrase from William James) is also varied among them. Below are some organizations outside the Judeo-Christian/Abrahamic (Christian, Jewish and Muslim) faith traditions that offer assistance to LGBTQ people and their allies.

November 27, 2016

Faith Resources for Christians

While the actions of some churches have given Christians a bad name when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, others have worked for decades fighting the good fight toward inclusion for all. Doctrinal and sectarian splits make it difficult to keep score, but the organizations below have, by and large, been in it for the long haul. This list will be updated periodically as new resources become available.

Hands hold a religious text.
July 14, 2016

LDS Church and Suicide Prevention

In 2019, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) announced that it was reversing its controversial 2015 policy that classified people in same-sex marriages as "apostates." The ruling had also barred the children of such marriages from blessing or baptism until age eighteen. Now, children of parents who identify themselves as LGBTQ+ may now be blessed as infants and baptized.


Freedom of Religion

When the Hobby Lobby decision was announced in 2014, PFLAG National issued the following statement: a clear, fair, and firm message on the organization’s position on freedom of religion.


Have Faith! Straight for Equality in Faith Communities for PFLAG Chapters Recording & Training Toolkit

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...

On Demand

Faith Resources for Interfaith/Non-Denominational Communities


Interfaith and nondenominational work is vital in achieving an equitable, inclusive world where every LGBTQ+ person is safe, celebrated and loved. 

The Center for Lesbian and...


Resources for Atheists and Humanists

Organizations and other resources for atheists and humanists who identify as LGBTQ+.

Dare to Doubt. If you've ever struggled with questioning your beliefs, or you feel shattered by...


Faith Resources for Jews

“The love of God’s creatures must include all humankind, regardless of religion and race. The narrow mindedness that sees whatever is outside our people as impure and contaminated is...


be not afraid - help is on the way! straight for equality in faith communities

be not afraid – help is on the way! straight for equality in faith communities aims to move the way we understand our religious beliefs and our relationships with LGBTQ people...


Faith In Our Families

Newly updated!  Discovering that a loved one is LGBTQ+ can pose new questions about your faith and may prompt you to re-evaluate beliefs that you previously took for granted. By using...

April 20, 2016

Faith FAQ

For many people of faith, coming out or learning a loved one has come out can bring up several questions. PFLAG offers some answers, advice, and considerations for working through these difficult questions.


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.


A note from Mormon mom Kathleen to her friend Emily

When her son Charlie* came out publicly, Mormon mom Kathleen* received mostly positive feedback,
January 14, 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...


A gay teacher's letter to a less-than-supportive parent

A drama teacher’s response to a parent’s decision to withdraw her child from class went viral last week.


A gay son's open letter to his parents...can this rift heal?

Normally the letters we share are uplifting, supportive, affirmative...unconditionally loving. Today, however, we're sharing an article about this letter from gay blogger Patrick Bradley--which was originally published by Out magazine--courtesy of our friends at...
Jody Huckaby family and Stephanie Battaglino
September 30, 2015

Family, Faith and PFLAG

Today, we hear from our Executive Director, Jody Huckaby, about his experience attending the Pope's visit to the White House.

I took the day yesterday to spend time with my sister, Joan. We started the day at 3:30 AM...

February 28, 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...

Diane Oviatt pictured with her son
April 30, 2015

Huffington Post: I'm A Mormon Mom Taking A Stand For All The Gay Kids In Our Church

We had to share this lovely--and loving--piece, originally published over at the Huffington Post Religion vertical, from Diane Oviatt, a pediatric oncology nurse and an active church member working with the children in her local congregation.

When her...

December 31, 2014

A Letter to My (Possible) Son...from mom

This piece, by writer Lily Burana, was originally published by Dame Magazine. Thanks to Dame and Ms. Burana for letting us share it with you here at A Note to My Kid. To hear more...

December 31, 2015

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.

December 31, 2017

A message of hope and love from the mom of a transgender youth

As a facilitator for Trans Youth Education and Support (TYES), an affiliate of PFLAG, I hear and observe incredible transition stories every day: the young child who hated having his picture taken before he transitioned, who immediately afterward...

December 31, 2017

A Note to Fellow Parents of LGBTQ Youth From Beth

Note: Author Beth Leyba asked us to please share this piece, which was first published by our friends at HuffPo Gay Voices. We're happy to do so. Note that the author uses the pronouns xe, xyr and xem...

December 31, 2017

A note to my beautiful daughter Becca, from Jill

Dearest Becca,

I want to begin by saying how proud I am to be your mom and how impressed I am by your bravery and great love for all people. Your ability to see people first and challenges second has...

December 31, 2017

If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises From A Christian Pastor/Parent

This beautiful letter (of sorts) has been reprinted with permission of the author, John Pavlovitz, who originally shared it on his own blog, johnpavlovitz.com.

Thank you, John...