Training Toolkit: Fair Housing For All: Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community

Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Fair Housing For All: Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community with Shivaughn Ferguson, Sherrill Frost-Brown, and Joe Wardenski. One of our key goals is to help...

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February 11, 2019

Iowa Representative to meet with PFLAG Ames

The Ames chapter of PFLAG, the world’s largest family and ally organization, will be hosting Iowa Legislature representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell at its meeting Tuesday.

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December 18, 2018

LGBTQ Organizations Condemn Federal Commission on School Safety Recommendation to Rescind School Disciplinary Guidance

U.S. Department of Education continues to fail students of color and LGBTQ students

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Stopping the Blitz: Coordinated Response to Christian Nationalist State Campaigns

Project Blitz is a concerted campaign designed to shape state law using a distorted concept of religious freedom to push back on LGBTQ equality as well as gender and reproductive justice issues....

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October 21, 2018

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

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

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Advocacy in an Election Year for PFLAG Leaders: Your Voice Can Change the World

The midterms will be here soon. The urgency of the upcoming election is already dominating the headlines and your social media news feed. And while PFLAGers have always been legislative...

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June 26, 2018

PFLAG National On SCOTUS Muslim Ban Decision

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

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February 12, 2018

PFLAG National Speaks Out Against “Abhorrent” Act by Department of Education Against Transgender Students

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people —responded today to the ann

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January 18, 2018

PFLAG National Speaks Out Against So-Called “Conscience and Religious Freedom” Division of HHS

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

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October 6, 2017

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

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

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September 8, 2017

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

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

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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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May 4, 2017

'Religious Freedom' Order May Still Be Used to Discriminate

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

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May 4, 2017

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

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

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May 2, 2017

PFLAG National Lauds Congressional Reintroduction of Equality Act

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

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April 5, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on Hively Workplace Victory

WASHINGTON, DC—Yesterday, the Seventh Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that sexual orientation is protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights

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March 6, 2017

PFLAG Statement on SCOTUS and Gavin Grimm Case

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

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February 24, 2017

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

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

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Supercharge Your PFLAG Advocacy and Be Heard!

Lobbying is hotter than ever. Elected officials' phone lines are busy, there are lines outside of offices, and emails are flooding in. And while PFLAGers have always been legislative advocates,...

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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 7, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on Betsy DeVos Confirmation

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

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January 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

PFLAG National on President Trump and LGBTQ Protections

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

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January 30, 2017

PFLAG National Speaks Out in Unity with Protests

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

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December 21, 2016

PFLAG National Calls HB2 Inaction “...Unconscionable, Unacceptable...”

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

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December 19, 2016

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

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

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December 15, 2016

PFLAG National Lauds Appointments of Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

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

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The LGBT Pride Act

This bill was introduced in the House as H.R. 5855 by Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), David Cicilline (RI-1), Mark Takano (CA-41) and Mark Pocan (WI-2) on July 14,...

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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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May 31, 2016

Fighting for Fairness in Our States

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

Yet, no matter what state or community...

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Make It Count: The PFLAG National Get Out the Vote Pocket Guide

*2016-2017 Update!*

Make It Count: The PFLAG National Get Out the Vote Pocket Guide is PFLAG National's pocket guide for your get-out-the-vote activities. Not sure of the dos and don'ts...

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One Voice Can Change the World

*2017-2018 Update!*

One Voice Can Change The World: The PFLAG National Policy Guide and Advocacy Toolkit is PFLAG National's guide and toolkit for PFLAG members like yourself to learn about...

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Half in Ten Act of 2015

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

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National Statistics on Deadly Force Transparency Act

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

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American Civil Rights Cities Act

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

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End Pay Discrimination Through Information Act

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

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Copyright and Marriage Equality Act

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

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Stop AIDS in Prison Act

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

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Restore Honor to Service Members Act

This bill will help service members discharged for no other reason than their sexual orientation correct their military record to reflect their honorable service.

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Voices for Veterans Act

This bill will expand the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include LGBT veterans.

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Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act

This bill will change the Basic Center Grant Program to include safe shelter to runaway and homeless youth and provide them with services while there, extending...

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Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2014

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

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Social Security and Marriage Equality Act

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

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LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2015

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

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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

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The Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act

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

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International Human Rights Defense Act of 2015

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

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Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2015

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

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Respect for Marriage Act (RMA)

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

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Every Child Deserves a Family Act (ECDF)

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

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Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA)

SNDA would establish a comprehensive Federal prohibition of discrimination in public schools based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. SNDA would provide...

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The Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA)

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

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Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act

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

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Health Resources

For the first time, Healthy People 2020--the key science-based, 10-year national list of objectives for improving the health of all Americans--includes LGBTQ health. This historically documents and addresses...

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May 9, 2016

Statement on DOJ Action in North Carolina on HB2

"We thank Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice for their decisive actions in favor of respect and fairness for our transgender loved ones and their families.

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Military Service

In 1950, just two years after President Truman signed an executive order desegregating the United States Armed Forces, the Department of Defense began discriminating against LGB service members. When President...

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Hate Crimes Prevention Toolkit

Anti-LGBTQ violence – both reported and unreported – continues along with hate crimes based on race, religion, gender, national origin, and other real or perceived identities. Too many of us...

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501c3 Rules

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, there are many rules that PFLAGers and chapters must follow during an election. PFLAG chapters may engage in lobbying activities that influence the outcome of...

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March 30, 2016

PFLAG National Salutes HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act

WASHINGTON, DC - PFLAG National Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby reacted to today’s historic double transplant from an HIV-infected donor to an HIV-infected recipient:

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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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October 1, 2015

Curriculum Victory in Montgomery County, Maryland: A Case Study and Handbook for Action.

Exciting safe schools work coming from PFLAG Metro DC and a coalition of partners, and we're happy to share their work with you, courtesy of the following from handbook author David Fishback:

With the school year beginning, I am reminded...

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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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