November 29, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: December 2, 2021

This week's discussion topic is culturally competent medical care for LGBTQ+ patients.

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November 15, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: November 18, 2021

This week's discussion topic is ID documents for trans and nonbinary folks as well as the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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November 8, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: November 11, 2021

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

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October 26, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: October 28, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ inclusion in Puerto Rico.

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October 15, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: October 21, 2021

This week's discussion topic is intersex inclusion.

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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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October 4, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: October 7, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ history.

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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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September 20, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: September 23, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the erasure of men who are bisexual+.

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September 13, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: September 16, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of people who are LGBTQ+ and Hispanic in the US.

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September 2, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: September 9, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ representation in gaming.

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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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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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July 30, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: August 5, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ coffee shops and other queer, sober spaces.

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July 26, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: July 29, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of people who are LGBTQ+ globally.

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July 14, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: July 22, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the power and impact of queer hairstyles.

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July 12, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: July 15, 2021

This week's discussion topic is anti-trans state legislation and the AMA's position on gender affirming care for children.

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June 24, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: July 1, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the impact of disco music on LGBTQ+ culture.

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June 21, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: June 24, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ comic book characters and creators.

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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 28, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: June 3, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ inclusive school curriculum and the states that mandate or ban it.

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May 20, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: May 27, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of queer, femme fans of Star Trek.

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May 17, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: May 20, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ mental health in the era of COVID-19.

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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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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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April 22, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: April 29, 2021

This week's discussion topic is impact that anti-trans legislation is having on families with gender diverse children.

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April 15, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: April 22, 2021

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ involvement and inclusion in the environmental justice movement.

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April 9, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: April 15, 2021

This week's discussion topic is breaking the "walls of silence" around self-harm, suicidal ideation, and death by suicide.

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April 5, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: April 8, 2021

This week's discussion topic is The Equality Act.

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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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March 22, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: March 25, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the significance and impact of the FX show Pose.

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March 15, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: March 18, 2021

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

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March 5, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: March 11, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the disappearance of lesbian bars in the US.

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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 18, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: February 25, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the Equality Act.

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February 12, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: February 18, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the lack of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ diversity in major media award nominations.

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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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February 1, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: February 4, 2021

This week's discussion is black LGBTQ+ heroes throughout history.

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January 22, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: January 28, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of LGBTQ+ folks living with a disability.

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January 14, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: January 21, 2021

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

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January 11, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: January 14, 2021

This week's discussion topic is the experience of LGBTQ+ Wonder Woman fans.

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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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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 30, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: December 3, 2020

This week's discussion topic is PrEP, HIV/AIDS, and the decline of HIV-related deaths over the last eight years.

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November 16, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: November 19, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the Transgender Day of Remembrance and anti-trans violence worldwide.

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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 30, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: November 5, 2020

This week's discussion topic is self-care in the COVID-19 era.

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October 23, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: October 29, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the significance of Halloween in LGBTQ+ culture.

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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 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.

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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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September 21, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: September 24, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the disappearance of LGBTQ+ newspapers, print media, and periodicals in the US.

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September 14, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: September 17, 2020

This week's discussion topic is classic LGBTQ+ literature.

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September 3, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: September 10, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the disenfranchisement of transgender voters due to strict voter-ID laws.

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August 31, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: September 3, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the isolation many LGBTQ+ young people felt during stay-at-home orders in the COVID-19 era.

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August 24, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: August 27, 2020

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ gamers.

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August 17, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: August 20, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the prevalence of anti-trans content on social media sites including Facebook.

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August 10, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: August 13, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the impact that COVID-19 has had on summer internships.

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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.

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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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July 20, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: July 23, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the mental health impacts COVID-19 has had on the LGBTQ+ population.

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July 13, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: July 16, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the significance and impact of LGBTQ+ inclusive brands.

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July 6, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: July 9, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experience of people who are LGBTQ+ in rural America.

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June 29, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: July 2, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the experience of people who are bi+ in LGBTQ+ and straight spaces.

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June 22, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: June 25, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the significant role Black drag queens have played in the LGBTQ+ advocacy movement.

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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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June 8, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: June 11, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the Black Lives Matter movement and its impact on black, LGBTQ+ activists.

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May 29, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: June 4, 2020

This week's discussion topic is essential LGBTQ+ pride songs.

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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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May 18, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: May 21, 2020

This week's discussion topic is online safety for people who are LGBTQ+ and the responsibility of moderators to create safe online space.

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May 11, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: May 14, 2020

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ representation in fantasy and science fiction.

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May 4, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: May 7, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the ALA's banned book list - this week with author Lesléa Newman.

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April 29, 2020

A Note to My Kid...in support of the #LAVGrads!

Over the years, PFLAG National’s A Note to My Kid project has delivered uplifting messages to LGBTQ+ people from their parents and families. Now, we’re raising this project up again in support of the #LAVGrads: LGBTQ+ college and grad...

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April 27, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: April 30, 2020

This week's discussion topic is the ALA's banned book list - and the 8 of 10 most challenged with LGBTQ+ content.

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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.

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April 13, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: April 16, 2020

This week's discussion topic is innovative projects helping to connect LGBTQ+ folks during the COVID-19 era.

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April 6, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: April 9, 2020

This week's discussion topics is the shift of LGBTQ+ events to online formats in the COVID-19 era.

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March 30, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: April 2, 2020

This week's discussion topic is LGBTQ+ films available on streaming services.

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March 23, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: March 26, 2020

This week's discussion topic is how COVID-19 will impact Pride in 2020.

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March 5, 2020

Something to Talk About: March 2020

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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January 17, 2020

Something to Talk About: January 2020

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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November 15, 2019

Something to Talk About: November 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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September 25, 2019

Something to Talk About: September 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 28, 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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March 30, 2019

Native PFLAG Hosts Arizona's First Two Spirit Powwow

Native PFLAG co-hosted Arizona's first Two Spirit Powow earlier this month.

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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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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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January 30, 2019

Between the Shades: Putting (sometimes well-known) faces to the letters that make up LGBTQ+

Between the Shades seeks to put faces to the letters that make up LGBTQ+ and how those letters have evolved and expanded since the Stonewall riots.  The film examines the immense power of labels and the transcendence of love.

No...

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January 27, 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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December 30, 2018

A big thanks to our Program and Media Partners!

PFLAG National works hard--but we rarely if ever work alone. Here's a thank you to all of the organizations and projects that partnered with us for a successful FY 2018!

Our program partners:

  • Advocates for Youth
  • AIDS United
  • American Atheists
  • ...
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December 30, 2018

Our 2018 Top Ten Best and Worst

2018 was a year with some high highs and, as always, some very low lows. Here’s PFLAG National’s top 10-–did your bests and worsts make the list?

Bests

There was solid LGBTQ+ visibility in television this year. We can thank...

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November 16, 2018

A Loss for the PFLAG Family

Today, PFLAG National and PFLAGers across the country are mourning the loss of PFLAG President Emeritus Sam Thoron, who died peacefully in his home earlier this month.

Sam’s strong, loving, and tireless service to PFLAG--service he shared with his...

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October 31, 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020

Please join us, along with our friends from Waves Ahead, on Friday, November 20th for a special virtual vigil in honor of TDOR.

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October 30, 2018

Boy Erased: A moving and relentless exploration of so-called "conversion therapy"

Boy Erased tells the courageous, true story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe). His parents...

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September 27, 2018

The PFLAG fairytale you've been waiting for: Head Over Heels

Meet a king about to lose his throne, a queen about to lose her inhibitions, and two princesses about to find love. If ever there was a PFLAG fairy tale, this would be it. We’re talking about Head Over Heels,...

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September 25, 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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August 30, 2018

Help PFLAG Raise $80,000 to Save LGBTQ Lives!

We have the opportunity to raise $80K again this year, and you can help! We have been selected again as one of a handful of organizations to participate in a full year of Donate a Photo, the campaign from...

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July 30, 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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July 30, 2018

We the Animals

PFLAG National is excited to announce a new partnership with the Sundance Film Festival Award-winning film We The Animals. Adapted from Justin Torres’ debut novel, it tells the coming-of-age story of three young boys—Manny, Joel and Jonah—who tear through...

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June 28, 2018

Meet the 2018 Summer Interns

This summer, we have three college students joining our team as interns. Hailing from Florida, Kentucky, and North Carolina to spend their summer with PFLAG National, we could not be more excited to have their unique identities, experiences, and viewpoints in...

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June 6, 2018

PFLAG in Puerto Rico

More photos from PFLAG Gives Back through #ReconstruyeQ in Puerto Rico.

#ReconstruyeQ: PFLAG Gives Back 2018

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May 28, 2018

Love the Sinner

“When the shooting at Pulse happened, I was really disturbed by seeing how the narrative was quickly becoming one about so-called Islamic terrorism and really sort of skipping over the very Christian and very homophobic environment of Florida,”

Above is...

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March 26, 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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February 26, 2018

Something to Talk About: February 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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February 27, 2018

Get Ready to Love "Love, Simon" As Much As We Do

In many ways, Love, Simon is a typical teen romance. Teen has normal family life--parents (still married, so maybe not THAT normal), a sibling, a group of fun and funny friends, the usual trials and tribulations--and then falls for another teen...

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February 27, 2018

Gender Spectrum Online Discussion Groups for Parents

Are you looking for support for parenting your transgender, nonbinary or gender-expansive child?

Do you need a Spanish-speaking parents group and resources in Spanish?

Are you a pre-teen or teenager looking to connect with peers about topics related to gender...

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January 29, 2018

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is Moving PFLAGers Everywhere..Especially the Wonderful PFLAG Parents

For those who haven’t heard about it, Call Me By Your Name is taking the country--and possibly the Oscars--by storm. The visuals are lush, the love story moving and tender, but most moving of all? The PFLAG parents supporting the...

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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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December 30, 2017

The Top Ten Best and Worst, 2017

2017 has been, arguably, a year of extremes: Extreme backlash, extreme advocacy and activism...and extreme passion for causes that affect the lives of so many. Let's take a look at our Top 10 Best and Worst moments from throughout the...

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December 4, 2017

PFLAG National at the Supreme Court for Charlie Craig v Masterpiece Cakeshop

Former PFLAG National Executive Director Jaime M. Grant, Ph.D. spoke at the rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as oral arguments on Charlie Craig v. Masterpiece Cakeshop took place. She also had...

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November 29, 2017

World AIDS Day 2017: #WAD2017

Tomorrow, December 1st, is World AIDS Day, a day when people everywhere commit (or recommit) to playing a personal role in the global fight to end HIV and AIDS, offer support for people living with HIV, and remember people who died...

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October 30, 2017

We Are the Change 2017 Photo Album

Were you in Portland? Then you know what an incredible weekend we had at We Are the Change 2017. Did you miss it? Then we know this look will inspire you to join us in 2019!

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October 29, 2017

#PFLAGThankful

Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away, and as PFLAGers everywhere gather with family and friends, they will take time to remember all of the things for which they are thankful. Whether it's their local chapter that has been a source of...

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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 18, 2017

Happy #BiWeek... What Will YOU Do?

I was really fortunate to come into national LGBTQ work as the Bi movement was exploding. 

Some of my first friendships in my now 30-year life in DC were with intrepid Bi activists. I watched Bi leaders fight for inclusion...

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September 13, 2017

What We Know Now: Updating Best Practices for Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations

The media coverage that took root in the aftermath of these deaths gave LGBT suicide unprecedented visibility and sparked long-overdue public conversation about suicide risk in LGBT communities. But a lot of what was being said about the suicides of young people known or believed to be gay was deeply concerning. The singular focus on bullying oversimplified the complex factors that can lead people to take their lives, and suicide was widely portrayed as an almost inevitable response to the rejection and abuse suffered by so many LGBT youth. Fears began to mount that the rampant publicity would lead other vulnerable LGBT young people to identify with the experiences of the suicide victims and copy their behavior.

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August 30, 2017

Better Allying in Challenging Times

With growing opposition and resistance to the current political realities in the US there have been new, inspiring examples of the impact that allies can have when they’re visible, vocal, and present. And that has the Straight for Equality team...

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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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July 30, 2017

Straight for Equality: Self Care, Post-Pride

As summer begins in earnest and temperatures rise, is anyone else feeling just a little burnt out? The Straight for Equality team is feeling it for sure, and so this month, we’re calling on you to step back, take a...

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July 26, 2017

Thoughts from a trans army brat...

The callous and cavalier actions by the Commander-in-Chief—desiring to ban active duty and prospective transgender troops from military service—are ignorant and un-American. As an Army brat whose Dad was a career Army and World War II combat veteran, I have...

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July 20, 2017

The Rainbow Letters: To RuPaul, My Fairy Dragmother

This is the fourth of five letters we'll be sharing this week as part of our work with The Rainbow Letters, an initiative to generate healing and empathy around the topic of LGBTQ family through the art of letter-writing. Originally designed to increase visibility for children and adults with LGBTQ parents, The Rainbow Letters is now expanding its audience and calling for letters written by anyone who is or has family members who are LGBTQ. We look forward to sharing one letter with you each day this week!

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July 20, 2017

The Rainbow Letters: Dear Donor

This is the third of five letters we'll be sharing this week as part of our work with The Rainbow Letters, an initiative to generate healing and empathy around the topic of LGBTQ family through the art of letter-writing. Originally designed to increase visibility for children and adults with LGBTQ parents, The Rainbow Letters is now expanding its audience and calling for letters written by anyone who is or has family members who are LGBTQ. We look forward to sharing one letter with you each day this week!

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July 20, 2017

The Rainbow Letters: The Courage To Tell Me

This is the second of five letters we'll be sharing this week as part of our work with The Rainbow Letters, an initiative to generate healing and empathy around the topic of LGBTQ family through the art of letter-writing. Originally designed to increase visibility for children and adults with LGBTQ parents, The Rainbow Letters is now expanding its audience and calling for letters written by anyone who is or has family members who are LGBTQ. We look forward to sharing one letter with you each day this week!

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July 20, 2017

The Rainbow Letters: Dear Christians

This is the first of five letters we'll be sharing this week as part of our work with The Rainbow Letters, an initiative to generate healing and empathy around the topic of LGBTQ family through the art of letter-writing. Originally designed to increase visibility for children and adults with LGBTQ parents, The Rainbow Letters is now expanding its audience and calling for letters written by anyone who is or has family members who are LGBTQ. We look forward to sharing one letter with you each day this week!

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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 29, 2017

Honoring Ric Weiland: Architect of a Historic Tipping Point

Last weekend marked an important anniversary: on June 24th, it was eleven years since the passing of Richard Weiland (1953-2006).

If you’re not familiar with Ric’s name, you’re not alone—even in his hometown of Seattle, many do not know the...

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June 26, 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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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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March 26, 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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February 27, 2017

HBO's Vice: A Piece on Trans Kids

You may have seen an item in Friday’s Policy Matters about HBO’s Vice News Tonight. Now, we have a sneak peek to share with you!

As previously published, on Friday, March 3rd, HBO will air a piece on transgender kids....

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February 27, 2017

Title IX Guidance: A Week in Review

In the last week of February, the Trump administration Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Education (DOE) rescinded the previous Administration’s DOJ and DOE guidance regarding Title IX protections for trans children.

It was a major attack on dignity, fairness, and...

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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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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 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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December 30, 2016

Straight for Equality: Allies in 2016

Heading into the New Year is a great time to reflect on where we’ve been, all that we have to celebrate (and mourn) this year, and where we’re headed in 2017. Of course, we always love to inspire a conversation...

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December 30, 2016

PFLAG's Top Ten Best and Worst of 2016

Coming off of the incredible high of winning marriage equality in 2015, 2016 at times felt like a year of bitter bills and backlash. But let’s all remember that there were some incredible wins for the PFLAG family in the...

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December 8, 2020

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 chose today, December 10th, the 10th anniversary of her passing, to re-share it.
Adele and her husband, Larry, founded PFLAG LA, and Adele subsequently became the first President of PFLAG National. There is no question that she and Jeanne Manford were a formidable team. Much like Jeanne, Adele was a mama lion, willing to do whatever it took not just to protect her own cubs, but all of the others who came her way. Adele, by all accounts from those who knew her, was a true force to be reckoned with.

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November 29, 2016

Becoming Visible Allies

PFLAGers – just like nearly everyone across the U.S. – are likely to still be recovering from the range of emotions they felt after this month’s election.

Regardless of who you supported and how you feel about the outcomes, there...

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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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November 1, 2016

PFLAG Provides Support for Families with Trans Kids

Though many children go through periods of being “gender-expansive”—for example, a preschool boy who prefers princess outfits—parents should pay attention if kids consistently, persistently and ins

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November 8, 2021

How to "Ally" for the Holidays

With just about two weeks until Thanksgiving, people are gearing up for holiday cooking, shopping, and, of course, visits with family. And while the “visits with family” can create anxiety for many people, for our LGBTQ friends and family, the...

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September 29, 2016

S4E at Out & Equal

PFLAG National and the Straight for Equality team are hitting the road to represent PFLAG National’s incredible work at the 2016 Out & Equal Workplace Summit!

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September 29, 2016

Find What You Need at pflag.org

By now, we hope you’ve taken a look at--and tour of--the new PFLAG National website. This beautiful new resource for PFLAG members and supporters launched earlier this year, and we couldn’t be more proud to share it with all of you as you continue providing peer-to-peer support, educating around issues of fairness and inclusion, and advocating for legislative equality.

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September 19, 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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August 24, 2016

PFLAG Works in Coalition with DOJ on Trans Best Practices Law Enforcement Video

This morning, the Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS) launched a new roll-call training video, “Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community,” that models best practices for police interactions with transgender individuals.  The short roll-call training video uses real-world scenarios...
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August 30, 2016

Gender Conference East

Our focus on gender identity and expression is unwavering...and we're thrilled to once again partner on Gender Conference East. Here, a reflection from PFLAG mom--and PFLAG National board member--Catherine Hyde.

There is...

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August 25, 2016

Women’s Equality Day 2016: In Honor of LGBTQ Women

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, a day honoring women’s right to vote in the U.S. and a good opportunity to highlight issues surrounding LGBTQ women’s equality in the U.S. and around the globe.

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June 20, 2016

House Votes to Rename Jackson Heights Post Office After PFLAG Founders

Earlier today, the House of Representatives voted on--and passed--a bill introduced earlier this year by NY Congressman Joe Crowley, which would designate the Jackson Heights, NY post office as the Jeanne and...

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PFLAG National statement on marriage order from Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore



PFLAG National has issued the following statement from Interim Executive Director Elizabeth Kohm, regarding Alabama Supreme Court Chief...

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December 20, 2015

PFLAG Statement: Blood Donation

PFLAG National Statement on FDA Final Rule on Blood Donation Deferral Policy regarding Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender People (issued on Dec. 21, 2015)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2015
Contact: Elizabeth Kohm, Interim Executive Director, PFLAG National |...

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PFLAG National Executive Director Jody Huckaby on Obama Administration Endorsement of The Equality Act


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2015
Contact: Liz Owen, Director of Communications, PFLAG National |...
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December 31, 2015

PRESS STATEMENT: Jody Huckaby on SAMHSA Report on Danger of So-Called "Reparative Therapy"

PFLAG National Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby has issued the following statement regarding the important new report, released this morning by SAMHSA, on the harms of so-called "reparative therapy:

"PFLAG's concern for LGBTQ youth is at the heart of...

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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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PFLAG National Statement on BSA Resolution Vote Regarding Scout Leaders

PFLAG National Executive Director Jody Huckaby has issued the following statement regarding today’s unanimous vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Committee, approving a resolution allowing gay and bisexual adults...
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April 23, 2015

In the Afterglow of the Bruce Jenner Interview: So Where Do We Go From Here?

As I settle in to write this, 48 hours have passed since the airing of the Diane Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner. 17 million viewers, over 675,000 tweets and innumerable Facebook posts (including mine!) later, I feel compelled to ask...
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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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September 30, 2014

PFLAG's Inclusive Name

PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization of parents, families, and allies united with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ)—announced today at its annual membership meeting the election of Jean Hodges of Boulder, Colorado, as its new board president. She...

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December 31, 2015

Stonewall...

The Stonewall Inn might not be a recognizable place for many Americans, but the riots that took place there marked the most important turning point for the LGBT movement in the United States...

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April 30, 2014

A New Arrival...Just In Time For Mother's Day!

Just in time for Mother's Day, we are excited to announce PFLAG's newest arrival: A Note To My Kid!

That’s right: this wonderful program, founded three years ago by Patrick Wallace, Mike Curry, and Michael Volpatt, has been adopted as...

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January 14, 2015

Building the Bridge Towards a Beloved Community

Today, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we hear from PFLAG National board member Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell. Rev. Caldwell is a retired United Methodist Minister who lives in Asbury Park, NJ. He was active in the Massachusetts...

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