PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
What Makes Pride is a 2021 series from PFLAG National, hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry, dedicated to uplifting the work and lives--and sharing the stories--of LGBTQ+ BIPOC people, communities, and grassroots organizations.
While Pride often tackles or addresses representation and general equity and access for the LGBTQ+ community, this year PFLAG National wanted to serve as an ally and signal booster, highlighting key issues and topics that are particularly pressing in 2021 in the midst of social upheaval, growing white supremacist movements, and a pandemic. PFLAG National is proud to elevate conversations--and organizers doing the work--central not just to Pride celebrations and advocacy, but to growing and strengthening personal Pride in meaningful ways.
We are honored to have as our host the phenomenal author/producer/media host Professor Melissa Harris-Perry, founder of the Anna Julia Cooper Center. We are also happy to work again with Wear Your Voice as our producing agency, our partner on the wonderful short film You Are My Pride, produced for Pride 2020.
With five episodes--each one premiering at 11:30am ET/8:30am PT each Tuesday throughout Pride month--each conversation in the What Makes Pride series will cover an issue of importance, including Pride, housing justice, incarceration, community and art, and family. Each week, you'll find the episodes linked below, and on PFLAG National's YouTube and Facebook channels, with additional content on Instagram.
Click below to watch the episodes when they air, and to learn more about each of the organizations and organizers we are highlighting; we're truly #PFLAGProud to share this new series!