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 over four decades, PFLAG has provided support to families and allies who are in need, through peer-to-peer meetings, online outreach, and telephone hotlines. PFLAG National also offers a huge variety of resources and programs that provide support for those in need.
Advocate for LGBTQ equality at Lobby Day 2019
On Thursday, Feb. 21, our friends at Equal Rights Washington (ERW) are headed to Olympia to meet with our elected representatives for Lobby Day. One of the three pillars of PFLAG’s mission is advocacy for LGBTQ equality. Lobby Day gives us opportunities to speak with state legislators about issues of importance to the LGBTQ community. It also gives us a chance to meet other activists and supporters who believe in a Washington where all people, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, are safe and treated with respect and dignity.
If you’re interested in joining ERW on Lobby Day, sign up today!