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 9, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: August 12, 2021

This week's discussion topic is "guncles" and the role the play in modern families.

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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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June 2, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: June 10, 2021

This week's discussion topic is how to find an LGBTQ+ inclusive college or university.

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May 3, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: May 6, 2020

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

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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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January 4, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: January 7, 2021

This week's discussion topic is chosen families and the impact of COVID-19 has had on them.

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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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LGBTQ Sex Ed: Health, Rights, and Pleasure Recording & Training Toolkit

Sex education for LGBTQ youth tends to be very limited, both in formal and informal spaces. This workshop will raise awareness of the importance of providing LGBTQ youth with...

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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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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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September 27, 2018

Three mothers form South Bay chapter of PFLAG

"Linda Reeves, along with two other mothers of gay children — Cindy Byrne and Tina Sarafa — will soon launch the first Manhattan Beach and South Bay chapter"

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December 6, 2018

Sam Thoron, former PFLAG president, dies at 79

Sam Thoron sold insurance and raced sports cars — but he was better known for changing the lives of thousands of straight families with gay children.

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November 26, 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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June 19, 2018

PFLAG National On Policies of Family Separation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Board of Directors and Regional Directors of PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families, allies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgen

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Family Acceptance Within Families of Color Recording & Training Toolkit

Parents of LGBTQ+ children from Asian, Latinx, and African American backgrounds will share their stories of transforming parent’s fear, shame, and guilt into unconditional love and acceptance for their children...

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December 11, 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 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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Nuestros Seres Queridos Trans: Una Nueva Traducción al Español

Estamos muy orgullosos de anunciar el primero de nuestras nuevas traducciones actualizadas en Español de todas nuestras publicaciones nacionales de PFLAG. La miembro de la junta Isolda Atayde lidera el...

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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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Gender Basics for Parents with Joel Baum Recording

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 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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October 24, 2014

PFLAG: Evolution of a Name

In 2014, PFLAG members across the country voted to lose "Parent, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays" as the official name of the organization in favor of just, simply, PFLAG. No acronym, but a name for an organization with...

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June 29, 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 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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May 30, 2017

Donor spotlight: Lester and Elaine Sharlach

When Lester and Elaine Sharlach renew their PFLAG National membership in 2018, it will mark 30 years since they started giving to PFLAG.

Their son came out 40 years ago, well before PFLAG had a national headquarters--they had been been...

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Health Risk Behaviors among Gender Expansive Students with Alison Gill Recording

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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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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December 15, 2016

Organizations Provide Holiday Assistance for At-Risk LGBTQ Youth

Elizabeth Kohm, the organization's interim executive director, told NBC Out PFLAG begins to think about its holiday strategy as early as September.

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June 30, 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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Copyright and Marriage Equality Act

This bill redefines “widow” and “widower” in federal copyright law to include surviving spouses in all legal marriages valid at time of death for the...

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Social Security and Marriage Equality Act

This bill will amend the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance section of Title II of the Social Security Act to make sure that...

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The Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act

The Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act amends sections of Title 38 of the US Code to give all LGBTQ veterans and their families access to their VA benefits regardless of their...

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Respect for Marriage Act (RMA)

The Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) repeals Section 2 of DOMA and provides same-sex couples with certainty that federal benefits and...

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Every Child Deserves a Family Act (ECDF)

ECDF would prohibit any child welfare service provider receiving federal assistance and involved in adoption or foster care placements from...

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Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act

This bill redefines “surviving spouse” to include all legally married spouses at the time of a veteran’s death rather than only opposite-sex spouses for the purposes of...

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Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All

Are you ready to be an advocate for safe schools for all kids? Start here, with this publication created to give you the tools and resources you need to make...

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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...

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April 24, 2016

One Mother's Voice: PFLAG Cofounder Recalls Group's Beginnings

One mother's support and acceptance of her gay son led to the creation of a national support group for gays, lesbians and their families.

Jeanne Manford needs few words to make the most complex questions simple. "I loved him," she...

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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 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.

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November 24, 2015

S4E: Allies and the Holidays

Holiday time can be incredible--seeing family and friends, parties, gift exchanges. At the same time, they can be stressful when we find ourselves sharing space with people whose opinions on LGBT equality are…well, not exactly where we’d hope they’d...
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Mom gives trans daughter a wonderful surprise

Late last month, a mom gave her teenage trans daughter a wonderful surprise...a gift she had been waiting a very long time for.

Said mom in the description of the video she shared of the moment on...
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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...

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A Note from Lizbeth About Her Sibling

We received the following note just yesterday, and thought it was a perfect sentiment to share here on...

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December 31, 2015

For My Perfectly Lovely Child

You shared a womb.  
You shared a room.  
You shared a bed.  
You shared...

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Do you love reading A Note to My Kid? Then send us your own note today!

We love A Note to My Kid...reading each entry, we are beyond moved: we know that somewhere, a person who needs to read these posts is getting exactly the support they need at the exact moment they need it. 

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November 13, 2019

Going Home For The Holidays...Or Any Days

PFLAG National is here to help provide you support and information for the holidays, or any time of year that folks are headed home.

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