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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October 21, 2019

Talking Inclusively: October 2019

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ+ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you...

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September 26, 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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August 13, 2019

Talking Inclusively: August 2019

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ+ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you...

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June 25, 2019

Talking Inclusively: June 2019

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you can...

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May 29, 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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April 17, 2019

Talking Inclusively: April 2019

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you can...

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March 31, 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 19, 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 26, 2019

Talking Inclusively: February 2019

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few...

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February 28, 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 31, 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 28, 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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January 28, 2019

Call for Workshop Proposals Extended!

Workshop proposals for We Are the Change: The 2019 PFLAG National Convention in Kansas City, MO in October 2019 are now being accepted! PFLAG chapter leaders, members, supporters and equality advocates from across the country will join together at the Kansas City Marriott...

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January 14, 2019

You ARE the Change…And We Want to Hear From You!

Hopefully you’ve saved the date for We Are the Change: The 2019 PFLAG National Convention. We’d be honored to have you join us at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown...

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December 31, 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 31, 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?

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

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December 14, 2018

Talking Inclusively: December 2018

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you...

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November 17, 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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November 20, 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

Each November 20th, PFLAG joins in honoring the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which was inspired by the 1998 murder of Rita Hester. TDOR marks a day when communities around the globe commemorate trans people who died...

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October 31, 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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October 22, 2018

Talking Inclusively: October 2018

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you...

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October 10, 2018

Get Out the Vote 2018

Are you registered to vote? Do you know where your polling place is and how to get there? Do you want to help your friends and neighbors vote, too? PFLAG National and great organizations like the NAACPRock the Vote,...

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September 28, 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 26, 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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September 12, 2018

Talking Inclusively: September 2018

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you can...

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August 31, 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 31, 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 31, 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 29, 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 7, 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 29, 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 27, 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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March 14, 2018

Talking Inclusively: March 2018

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you can...

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February 27, 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 28, 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 28, 2018

Gender Spectrum Online Discussion Groups for Parents

Are you looking for support for parenting your transgender, non-binary 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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February 14, 2018

Talking Inclusively: February 2018

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you...

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May 9, 2018

The PFLAG 45th Anniversary Celebration

Join us to celebrate decades of saving lives, one family at a time, and to help us honor the people, organizations and our remarkable corporate partners and allies who have contributed to that work. Together, we have fostered LGBTQ family resilience, resistance, and joy for 45 years.

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January 30, 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 31, 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 31, 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 5, 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 30, 2017

Thankful Reflections

Thanksgiving—with chosen family and friends— is a fantastic time to reflect on what we’re thankful for in our lives. After a difficult year, it is especially important to focus on the good in our lives. This year the Learning &...

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November 30, 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 31, 2017

We Are the Change 2017

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 30, 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 26, 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 11, 2017

Coming Out Day 2017: Creating the Safety and Extended Family Support System We Need

It’s National Coming Out Day, and PFLAG is thrilled to celebrate our own coming out day--nearly 45 years ago--alongside all of the amazing LGBTQ people in queer history, in our networks, and across the nation, who have had the strength...

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September 19, 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 14, 2017

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

WIth thanks to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we are sharing this blog from Dr. Ann Haas. Be sure to download your copy of the newly updated Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations today.

Seth Walsh,...

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August 31, 2017

The All-New Advocacy 101 Hub

As we shared in the last edition of the PFLAG Voice, we have updated One Voice Can Change The World: The PFLAG National Advocacy Guide and Toolkit, our comprehensive guide and toolkit on policy, advocacy, and lobbying. The new...

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August 31, 2017

PFLAG Staff Restructure and Service Improvements

Earlier this week, I sent an email sharing the news of an exciting restructure of our Field department, now called Chapter Engagement. We wanted to be sure everyone had a chance to see it, so we are sharing it again...

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August 31, 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 28, 2017

#ParentsComingOut Coverage

PFLAG's #ParentsComingOut video, in partnership with 3M, was shared far and wide, not just in social media but in the press too!

Here's just some of that coverage:

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August 29, 2017

Changing the Way We Support Our Chapters: Staff Restructure FAQ

Answers to some common questions about the PFLAG staff restructure.

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August 21, 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 31, 2017

S4E: 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 27, 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 21, 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 21, 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....
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July 21, 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....
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July 21, 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...
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October 25, 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 30, 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 30, 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 27, 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 21, 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 26, 2017

Manford Family Receive Queens Post Office Naming Honors

On Saturday May 19th the Jackson Heights post office (in the borough of Queens, NY) was named after Jeanne and Jules Manford, PFLAG's founders. As reported by NewNowNext.com:

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March 27, 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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March 13, 2017

Talking Inclusively: March 2017

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse...

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February 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2017

March is Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate and elevate the contributions and accomplishments of women in all their diverse representations, now and throughout history.

Women’s History Month was first celebrated with a week, not a month, in 1981....

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February 20, 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

Talking Inclusively: February 2017

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series from PFLAG National's Straight for Equality program, designed to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few...

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January 31, 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 31, 2017

S4E: Two New Resources

Looking for easy-to-access programs for your chapter? Trying to create conversations about LGBT issues as a part of your work with other community groups? Looking for ideas on how to start conversations with new (and potential) chapter members?

Then consider...

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January 31, 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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January 17, 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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January 5, 2017

Welcome to the fight, angelic troublemakers of PFLAG

Welcome to 2017.

There’s no introduction that can be written that will adequately capture the mass of emotions that are bringing us into the New Year, so we aren’t going to spend time discussing it.

But here’s what we, as...

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December 31, 2016

S4E: 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 31, 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 10, 2016

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...

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November 30, 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 9, 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 2, 2016

PFLAGer Nominated for Peace Prize

Gail Clark-Savage, a leader in spurring local welcome parties for the participants in the AIDS bicycle ride through Lompoc every June, has been announced as the first nominee for the seventh annual

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November 2, 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 1, 2016

PFLAG Boulder Receives Community Grant

PFLAG Boulder County, which provides support, education and advocacy for the families, friends and allies of LGBTQ individuals, has received funding from The Community Foundation. This year, the fo

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October 31, 2016

How to "Ally" for the Holidays

With just about three 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

Atlanta Pride parade grand marshal PFLAG Atlanta celebrates 30th anniversary

Now known as PFLAG, the grassroots network born that day is still standing strong, with chapters across the country, including here in Atlanta.

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September 30, 2016

PFLAG Longview Hosts Vigil For Hope

PFLAG hosted a Vigil for Hope on Thursday at the Gregg County Courthouse. The event was in observance of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

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September 23, 2016

PFLAG Bellevue celebrating 20th anniversary on Eastside

In 1996, Wendy Wartes and her husband were host parents for an exchange student from Belarus. The young man had come out to his family back home and it did not go well, so he saw coming to this country as an opportunity for a better experience.

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September 27, 2016

PFLAG Tucson Supports Safe Place campaign

Safe Place is a collaborative effort between local non-profits, businesses and law enforcement. It began in Seattle and has resulted in reduced crimes against the LGBTQ community.

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September 30, 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 30, 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 20, 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 25, 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 31, 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 26, 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 21, 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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December 1, 2015

Meet Another 2015 PFLAG National Scholar!

In our most recent edition of the PFLAGPole (Winter 2016), we were excited to highlight some of the LGBTQ and ally youth who received scholarships from PFLAG National and our funding partners, including Dow (GLAD)...

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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 21, 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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January 1, 2016

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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Jody Huckaby family and Stephanie Battaglino
October 1, 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 24, 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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Stunned in Selma on Saturday

From PFLAG National Policy Director Diego M. Sanchez, APR:
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October 1, 2014

New President, New 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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PFLAG National's Statement on Facebook and Real Name Policy

Yesterday, PFLAG National—along with local and national representatives of the drag and LGBTQ communities—attended a meeting regarding Facebook’s real-name...

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PRESS RELEASE: PFLAG NATIONAL REPRESENTS FAMILY VOICE IN MULTI-ORGANIZATION AMICUS BRIEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2014
Liz Owen | lowen@pflag.org | (202) 657-4026  

PFLAG NATIONAL...
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January 1, 2016

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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Statement from PFLAG National Executive Director Jody Huckaby on Executive Orders 11478 and 11246, Federal Workplace Protections

"Today feels like a major shift, a tipping point, in ending workplace discrimination for those of us and our family members and friends who are LGBTQ. Today the American values of fairness...
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May 1, 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 15, 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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