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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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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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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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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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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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

PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. 

Our bold organizational vision requires PFLAGers to engage and connect and learn as much...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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May 31, 2017

Health Disparities and Risk Behaviors among Gender-Expansive Students

We hope you had the opportunity to join us for this month’s PFLAG Academy Online session, Health Disparities and Risk Behaviors among Gender-Expansive Students, presented by Allison Gill. For those who missed it, not to worry: the on-demand recording...

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May 31, 2017

Honor Them With Action

As part of our #TakeOneStep initiative to honor our founder’s steps in support of her gay son, we’re proud to partner with Equality Florida on #HonorThemWithAction, launched in memory of the event that happened at Pulse last June. The goal?...

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May 31, 2017

Donor spotlight: Lester and Elaine Sharlach

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

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

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May 31, 2017

A Simple Challenge for Pride

Perhaps no one knows better than a PFLAGer how much work Pride can be. There’s months of planning, swimming in seas of rainbow swag, staffing booths at festivals, and, of course, soaking in the incredible love that fills our events....

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April 30, 2017

#TakeOneStep, Make Calls, Save Lives

#TakeOneStep on May 1st and tell the U.S. House of Representatives to preserve healthcare! Use the power of your zip code and the strength of your PFLAG voice...you will truly save lives.

In the coming weeks, the House is likely...

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April 30, 2017

#TakeOneStep

"We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers. Our power is in our ability to make things unworkable. All we have is bodies. We need to tuck them, tuck them, tuck them, in places so that the wheels

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April 30, 2017

Donor Highlight: Frederick Weldy

PFLAG is grateful to the thousands of donors who support our organization at all levels every day. This is the first in a series of monthly “Donor Highlights” that will be featured in this space. We hope you enjoy meeting some of the people who include PFLAG in their charitable giving and estate planning and hearing their stories about why PFLAG resonates so deeply with them.

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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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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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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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November 30, 2016

#GivingTuesday Gratitude

We are so proud to share that we shattered our previous #GivingTuesday record, receiving nearly $37,000 in donations to support our 400-chapter grassroots network; educate families, schools, colleagues, and communities; and advocate for full legislative LGBTQ equality! Thanks to all...

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November 30, 2016

PFLAGPole Goes Digital

As you likely recall, at the end of 2015, we moved to a tri-annual PFLAGPole, giving us an opportunity to share news from PFLAG National three times a year. Now, with 2017 almost upon us, it’s time for another update:...

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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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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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October 31, 2016

#GivingTuesday is Coming!

#GivingTuesday is coming on Tuesday, November 29th!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by online interaction and collaboration. The day is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and was created in response to shopping events like Black Friday...

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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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July 1, 2016

July: A Month about Freedom and the Courage to Achieve It

As June ends and July begins, many cities are still celebrating Pride. This year, the official Pride month (June) provided brilliant celebrations of how far we have come – one year since marriage equality! – as well as somber moments...

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May 1, 2016

We Are All Allies

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every February, information is shared about the importance of recognizing and celebrating Black History Month: why it’s celebrated, who...

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January 1, 2016

LGBTQ Stories in TV and Film

This has been a remarkable year for LGBTQ characters and stories in film and TV. From mainstream movies to independent films, major networks to cable outlets to new players in the TV arena like Netflix and Amazon, there are more...

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PFLAG National Scholarship Season Begins

The PFLAG National Scholarship program is a critical component of PFLAG National’s highly successful Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program, rewarding hard work and next generation leadership by...
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December 1, 2015

Straight for Equality is Ready to Celebrate

The Holidays Are Here and Straight for Equality is Ready to Celebrate

Heading into the New Year is a great time to reflect on where we’ve been, all that we have to celebrate this year, and where we’re...

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The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey

PFLAG National is proud to partner with the National Center...
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Engaging Educator Allies to Create Safer Schools

Back-to-school time means new backpacks and notebooks, making new friends, and learning lots of new things. But for many LGBTQ students, back-to-school time can be a stressful experience as they...
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The Our Tomorrow Campaign

PFLAG is proud to be one of the more than 100 organizations and foundations,

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June 1, 2015

Creating Culture Change in Corporate America

June has always been the busiest month for PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality® in the Workplace program and 2015 will be no different. PFLAG National staff members Jean-Marie Navetta and Jody Huckaby will spend the month on the road, traveling...

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January 1, 2016

A Year of A Note To My Kid

If you follow PFLAG National on Facebook and Twitter, than #ANTMKTuesday probably looks familiar to you. If not, you probably know this great project better as A Note to My Kid (ANTMK). Every Tuesday over at ...

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January 1, 2015

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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November 28, 2016

PFLAG's Tips For The Holidays

While for some people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender holidays mean celebration, joy, family, and togetherness, for others it can mean a time of stress, difficulty, and even sadness or depression...especially if one feels that they

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