When PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford marched with her gay son, Morty, in New York City’s Christopher Street Liberation Day March in 1972 – and held the first peer support meeting less than a year later – she could scarcely have imagined how much larger the organization would become, the number of lives PFLAG would touch, or the many ways – or to the many people across the country and around the world – support would be offered.
For more than four decades, PFLAG has been saving lives, strengthening families, and changing hearts, minds, and laws. We provide support to families and allies who are in need, through peer-to-peer meetings, online outreach, and telephone hotlines. Our family and ally voice is integral to advancing equality.
Upcoming things to do
- Gender Odyssey, Aug. 25-27: The keynote speaker will be Diego Sanchez, PFLAG National’s director of Advocacy, Policy & Partnerships. He’ll be speaking on Saturday afternoon at 4 – you won’t want to miss him or the conference. We’ll be staffing an information table all three days and need volunteers. If you’d like to help, please sign up on our Volunteer Opportunities page. More information on the conference: www.genderodyssey.org
- PFLAG National Convention, Oct. 20-22: It’s in Portland this year. Let’s show all PFLAGers some West Coast love! Register now.