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
“A Morning with Marsha Aizumi and Aiden Takeo Aizumi”
Marsha and Aiden will talk about their book, “Two Spirits, One Heart – A Mother, a Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance.”
Marsha is an educator, motivational speaker, and advocate for the LGBT community. She serves on the National Board of Directors of PFLAG.
Aiden is a committed activist for LGBT rights. In 2010, he was honored as a youth leader with the Paul A. Anderson award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. He currently serves on the PFLAG National Transgender Gender Non-conforming Advisory Council.
When: Sunday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Where: St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish, 1610 S. King St., Seattle
Followed by brunch. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish & the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. For more information, contact St. Peter’s at 206 -323-5250 or email@example.com.
Transgender Day of Remembrance, Nov. 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance is an opportunity for communities to come together and remember transgender people, gender-variant individuals, and those perceived to be transgender who have been murdered because of hate.
This year in Seattle, there will be two remembrances:
Seattle City Hall (600 4th Ave, Suite 3300): Monday, Nov. 20, 7-10 p.m.
Ravenna United Methodist Church (5751 33rd Ave NE, Seattle 98105): Sunday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.