October 15, 2021

Something to Talk About Live: October 21, 2021

This week's discussion topic is intersex inclusion.

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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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Advanced Bi+ Allyship: Going Beyond the "Bi"nary Recording & Training Toolkit

Beginning the ally journey can take a lot of introspection about your biases—and that work must continue as you become a more advanced ally. In this 201-level training, we will...

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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 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 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 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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Bisexuality+ 101: Understanding & Supporting People Who Are Bi+: Recording & Training Toolkit

The LGBTQ+ community is inclusive of many, but too often certain letters -- and people -- are less visible. As allies become increasingly educated about the LGBTQ+ community and feel more...

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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 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 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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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LGBTQ Sex Ed: Health, Rights, and Pleasure Recording & Training Toolkit

Sex education for LGBTQ youth tends to be very limited, both in formal and informal spaces. This workshop will raise awareness of the importance of providing LGBTQ youth with...

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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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September 14, 2020

Something to Talk About Live: September 17, 2020

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

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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 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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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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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 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 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 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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When Someone Comes Out: A PFLAGers Guide to Demonstrating Support and Acceptance Recording & Training Toolkit

The term “coming out” has become so mainstream that many people assume that the word—and the actions it entails—are simple. However PFLAGers know that it can still be a harrowing...

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Creating a Scholarship Program: A How-To Guide for PFLAG Chapters Recording & Training Toolkit

Scholarship programs are a great way to attract donors, create visibility for your chapter, and demonstrate your support for LGBTQ+ youth in your community. And over the years, countless PFLAG...

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Possibility Models: Mentoring for LGBTQ Youth Recording & Training Toolkit

PFLAG National is a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) LGBTQ National Advisory Council, which was launched in 2017 to support capacity building efforts for the LGBTQ youth...

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January 13, 2019

PFLAG Featured in Dear Abby

"PFLAG is an organization whose mission is to help LGBTQ people and their families build bridges of understanding."

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December 17, 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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June 25, 2018

PFLAG Has Been A Lifesaving Resource For Families Of LGBTQ Kids For Decades

“PFLAG was the scaffolding to hold me up and my family together while we went on an amazing journey to understand, accept and eventually celebrate our trans child,”

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November 26, 2018

Something to Talk About: November 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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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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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 11, 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 29, 2018

Something to Talk About: January 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 Learning & Inclusion through the Straight for Equality...

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Keeping Siblings Seen and Supported with Dr. Anderson and Mr. Doherty Recording

Gender diversity impacts everyone in a family.  When a family stands out for any reason, each member is likely to handle this differently.   In the community, siblings of gender...

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Nuestros Seres Queridos Trans: Una Nueva Traducción al Español

Estamos muy orgullosos de anunciar el primero de nuestras nuevas traducciones actualizadas en Español de todas nuestras publicaciones nacionales de PFLAG. La miembro de la junta Isolda Atayde lidera el...

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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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Gender Basics for Parents with Joel Baum Recording

Discussions of gender are everywhere these days. Unfortunately, these discussions can leave us more confused than ever. Whether for your own information, or to help you support parents of...

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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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September 7, 2017

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

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

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August 27, 2017

Something to Talk About: August 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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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 27, 2017

Something to Talk About: July 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 conversation about...

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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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May 30, 2017

Health Disparities and Risk Behaviors among Gender-Expansive Students

Youth whose gender expression does not fit traditional roles based on their sex assigned at birth, often referred to as gender nonconforming, gender expansive, or nonbinary youth, are at increased risk for a variety of negative health risks, including victimization (bullying, abuse, sexual harassment) and negative behavioral health outcomes (depression, suicide, drug use). Although these health risks have been studied among LGBTQ youth who are gender nonconforming, there has been very limited population-based research, particularly among heterosexual students.

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Health Risk Behaviors among Gender Expansive Students with Alison Gill Recording

In addition to transgender youth, gender expansive (also called gender nonconforming or nonbinary) youth are receiving a great deal of attention in the media and among educators and policymakers. However,...

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March 5, 2017

PFLAG Statement on SCOTUS and Gavin Grimm Case

Today’s decision did not change the meaning of Title IX, although we are disappointed that the Supreme Court will not take the opportunity now to provide further clarity around the discrimination protections it provides transgender students.

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February 22, 2017

Reactions: Trump Administration Rescinds Title IX Protections For Trans Students

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

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February 23, 2017

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

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

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Claim Your Rights Posters

PFLAG National and GLSEN have relaunched our #ClaimYourRights Campaign to help anyone affected by or witnessing anti-trans discrimination in schools file a complaint with the Office for Civil...

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February 19, 2017

Urgent: Rescission of Title IX Guidance for Transgender Students

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

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

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February 6, 2017

PFLAG National Statement on Betsy DeVos Confirmation

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

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April 10, 2014

Advocacy Groups to Distribute Nearly 50,000 Flyers Countering Anti-LGBT Propaganda

Beginning this morning, PFLAG, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Equality Maryland Foundation will distribute nearly 50,000 flyers in all 25 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) high schools. The flyer addresses issues raised by dangerous anti-LGBTQ materials previously...

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January 16, 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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Our Children

OUR CHILDREN offers a fresh eye for families and others about what to do when a loved ones comes out.

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Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for ALL Children Recording & Training Toolkit

LGBTQ+ youth continue to face bullying and harassment in schools despite modest improvements in anti-bullying legislation, access to supportive teachers and administrators, and the spread of LGBTQ+ inclusive curricula. ...

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July 14, 2016

LDS Church and Suicide Prevention

This past November, LDS church leaders declared those in same-sex marriages apostates. The resolution prevents children of such couples from becoming church members or partaking in baptism until after the...

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July 12, 2016

Thank You, Jazz Jennings, For Changing America

Originally published online at The Advocate.

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NCLR Transgender Youth Project

National Center for Lesbian Rights

NCLR has launched the Transgender Youth Project to make it easier for transgender youth to live authentically—and with respect—in all aspects of their lives. Building on more than 20 years of advocacy on behalf of the transgender community, the project takes on precedent-setting cases to expand legal protections for youth, advocates for inclusive, affirming, and welcoming policies at all levels of government, and furthers equality through public education.

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Safe Schools

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

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Claim Your Rights

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

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Be Yourself

A 2019 update to one of PFLAG National's most popular publications! BE YOURSELF offers a supportive and understanding approach to today's most common questions and concerns from youth regarding sexual...

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All Students Count Act of 2015

The All Students Count Act of 2015 amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require information on annual state report cards on student proficiency divided into the...

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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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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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Claim Your Rights

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

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Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All

Are you ready to be an advocate for safe schools for all kids? Start here, with this publication created to give you the tools and resources you need to make...

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Camps for Youth

What do you get when you combine s’mores, archery, arts, wilderness skills, and bug juice with a safe space for LGBTQ youth and families? The camps below all fit the...

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May 15, 2016

PFLAG San Diego Launches It's Scholarship Season

PFLAG San Diego has just launched its scholarship program for 2016, and to celebrate the season did so with two benefit concerts which served as fundraisers in support of the students. Now in its 17th year, PFLAG SDC has awarded...

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September 30, 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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December 31, 2017

A Letter to Jacob From His Mom, Mimi

This is an extraordinary and powerful letter, that we are so grateful to its author to be able share with you today. It was originally posted here, at medium.com.

Thank you, Mimi, for sharing your story--and your letter...

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January 7, 2014

PFLAG Metro DC Youth Group Going On 5 Years

In 2008, friends and advocates Carol Lewis and Nancy Brown recognized a problem. Nancy, then-facilitator of the Fairfax support group of PFLAG Metro DC, had noted that many high schools offered space and time to LGBTQ youth by way...

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December 31, 2017

A Letter to the World from Debi about Her Trans Kid

We received, via Facebook, a note in the form of a video link, asking us to take a watch and a listen as a woman took on the myths about transgender kids. We watched and, well needless to say, we were...

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February 28, 2015

PFLAG Maryland Chapters: Partnering on a New Online Resource for Maryland's Trans* Youth

Catherine Hyde, a longtime PFLAG member, PFLAG Howard County trans coordinator, and PFLAG National Board Member, is helping Maryland chapters partner with FreeState Legal to create trans*[email protected], a new website meant to offer answers to legal...

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