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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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...

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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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October 20, 2018

Won't Be Erased: PFLAG National Statement on Transgender Erasure by the Administration

Today, PFLAG National released the following statement from board member Stephanie Battaglino:

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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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January 30, 2018

PFLAGers Bring the Power of the Zip Code to Creating Change Lobby Day 2018

PFLAGer Karen Mitchell from PFLAG Columbus, Ohio joined PFLAG National staffers Jaime Henkel, Jean-Marie Navetta, and Diego Sanchez to hit Capitol Hill, zip code by zip code, to cover the states of Ohio, Oregon, California and Massachusetts, respectively. They advocated...

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October 5, 2017

PFLAG National on DOJ’s New “License to Discriminate” Guidance

“This administration has the dubious distinction of making more attempts to remove existing protections from LGBTQ and other marginalized people than any in this nation’s history...”

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September 7, 2017

PFLAG National on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Planned Revision of Title IX Guidance on Sexual Assault on Campuses

“...will leave universities with less clarity, and make LGBTQ students, students of color, students with disabilities, all students, more vulnerable.”

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September 4, 2017

PFLAG National On DACA

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)—today issued the following s

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July 17, 2017

PFLAG and 26 Others Cosign Letter Opposing Trump's Judicial Choices

In the letter co-signed by the Human Rights Campaign, National Centre for Transgender Equality, Freedom for All Americans and PFLAG, among others, Lambda Legal argues that “the records of Mr.

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June 15, 2017

PFLAG comments on the LGBT Pride Act

“To not include sexual orientation and gender identity in CDC reporting on violent death victims is to erase the high incidence of fatal violence that LGBTQ people experience,” Elizabeth Raymond Ko

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May 3, 2017

'Religious Freedom' Order May Still Be Used to Discriminate

And PFLAG National released a statement reading in part, "In signing this so-called 'religious liberty' order, the president has essentially granted broad permission to discriminate..."

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May 24, 2017

Family Equality Council and PFLAG National Welcome Bipartisan Introduction of Every Child Deserves a Family Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Equality Council and PFLAG National, Co-Chairs of the National Every Child Deserves a Family Coalition, welcome the reintroduction of the Every Child Dese

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May 3, 2017

PFLAG National on ACA Repeal, Risk of Harm to LGBTQ and Other Communities

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today spoke out f

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May 3, 2017

PFLAG National Says Executive Order Grants “...Broad Permission to Discriminate”

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today spoke out a

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May 1, 2017

PFLAG National Lauds Congressional Reintroduction of Equality Act

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—lauded today’s re

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March 13, 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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March 5, 2017

Proposal To Ban Conversion Therapy Moves To Public Hearing

Peterson Toscano, a native of Stamford, underwent conversion therapy. His experience, written in a statement, was read by Donna Warren, an LGBTQ advocate and PFLAG mother.

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March 4, 2017

Relaunched #ClaimYourRights Campaign Supports Transgender Students

In response to the confusing messages being sent by DeVos and the Department of Education regarding Title IX, LGBT advocacy groups GLSEN and PFLAG have relaunched their 2009 #ClaimYourRights campai

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March 1, 2017

PFLAG Port Huron on Title IX Guidance Rescission

Lisa Seelmann is the vice president of PFLAG Port Huron, a local chapter of a national organization that exists to support and advocate for those in the LGBTQ community, families, friends and allie

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March 29, 2017

PFLAG National on North Carolina Legislature’s So-Called HB2 Repeal; it’s not a repeal.

WASHINGTON—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—issued the following statement from Di

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February 22, 2017

Reactions: Trump Administration Rescinds Title IX Protections For Trans Students

“Tomorrow we will fight even harder for the protections that Title IX still affords all transgender youth across the country.”

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February 23, 2017

GLSEN and PFLAG National relaunch #ClaimYourRights campaign in support of transgender students

Today, GLSEN and PFLAG join together to re-launch our #ClaimYourRights Campaign, to help anyone affected by or witnessing anti-transgender discrimination in our schools file a complaint with the Of

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February 21, 2017

Trump Administration Revokes Trans Student Guidelines

And PFLAG executive director Elizabeth Kohm said, “PFLAG hearts everywhere are with the worried parents who will be kept awake tonight, and the kids who will be scared to go to school in the mornin

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February 22, 2017

How To Protest For Transgender Rights Because Now Is The Time To Take Action

Contacting your representatives is imperative; as PFLAG, a nonprofit run by allies of the LGBTQ community, points out, you can contact your congressional representatives whether or not you have a s

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February 19, 2017

Urgent: Rescission of Title IX Guidance for Transgender Students

We need to share some disturbing news: There is a real possibility that the life-saving Title IX nondiscrimination guidance to protect transgender students might be rescinded.

We have neither commented on nor responded to rumors in the past month, but...

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February 6, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on Betsy DeVos Confirmation

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—issued the follow

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January 30, 2017

Join the PFLAG National Rapid Response Team

Were you one of the thousands of people who signed up to join the PFLAG National Rapid Response Team last week? If not, now is definitely the time.

PFLAGers know that legislators listen most closely to those within their zip...

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January 30, 2017

PFLAG National on President Trump and LGBTQ Protections

“He is playing a political distraction shell game, and under each shell is nothing.”

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December 18, 2016

PFLAG National Joins Call for Immediate Full Repeal of North Carolina’s HB2

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—has called for th

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November 17, 2016

PFLAG Talequah Speaks Out On Battles Ahead

"There's concern that legislature and issues won't be supported and reinforced as they are now," said Rachel Green, president of PFLAG Tahlequah.

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November 8, 2016

You are loved. You are valued. PFLAG is here.

It has been a difficult day for so many of us.

And before we say anything else, we must say this, regardless of what has happened:

You are loved. You are valued. And PFLAG is here.

The election results have...

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October 20, 2016

PFLAG NYC Helps Pass LGBT Bill

“We are pleased that this legislation will provide invaluable data about the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and help PFLAG NYC, as well as city agencies and other indepen

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Workplace Fairness

Corporate America is leading the way in creating LGBTQ-friendly and inclusive work environments by adopting inclusive workplace policies protecting LGBTQ employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation...

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Safe Schools

Through training programs and practical guidance built on years of experience, we give our members the skills necessary to advocate for federal bills like the Student Non-Discrimination Act and...

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Claim Your Rights

If you have experienced bullying, harassment, or discrimination in school because of sexual orientation or gender identity, you’re not alone. According to GLSEN, approximately 85% of high school students report...

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May 30, 2016

Fighting for Fairness in Our States

The backlash to successful movement forward for equality continues to grow, week by week, with state legislatures looking to erase existing protections and enact bills harmful to LGBTQ people.

Yet, no matter what state or community...

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Half in Ten Act of 2015

The Half in Ten Act of 2015 establishes a Federal Interagency Working Group on Reducing Poverty in the Department of Health and Human Services and requires it to...

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National Statistics on Deadly Force Transparency Act

The National Statistics on Deadly Force Transparency Act requires the Attorney General to collect comprehensive data from law enforcement agencies in all cases when...

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American Civil Rights Cities Act

This bill directs the National Park Service to designate one city per year as an “American Civil Rights City” to highlight that city’s commitment to protecting civil rights and...

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End Pay Discrimination Through Information Act

This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit employers from retaliating against an employee in response to a sex discrimination complaint or...

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Stop AIDS in Prison Act

This bill directs the Bureau of Prisons to create comprehensive policy to provide testing, treatment, and prevention of HIV to federal prison...

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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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Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2014

This bill will amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to require the Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs to review the procedures when it comes to...

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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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LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2015

This bill will amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to designate LGBTQ older adults as a population with "greatest social need," permanently establish...

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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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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. ...

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International Human Rights Defense Act of 2015

This bill will direct the newly created Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTQ Peoples position under the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor tasked with

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Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2015

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

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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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The Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA)

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

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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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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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Powering up PFLAG voices, state by state: A Letter from PFLAG National ED Jody Huckaby

Dear PFLAG Members and Supporters:

Governor Michael Pence of Indiana signed...
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December 31, 2014

The 2015 PFLAG National Straight for Equality Gala

Now in its seventh year, PFLAG National's Straight for Equality Gala honors and celebrates some of the most powerful straight allies who are changing the world for our LGBTQ loved ones through their work. The awards each...

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