PFLAG Seattle

Celebrate Pride with PFLAG!

Thinking that another June will go by without PFLAG marching down Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle to loudly and proudly show our love and support for the LGBTQ+ community is disappointing, but we get it. We need to make sure we—and you—stay healthy so we can have a Pride Parade and PrideFest celebration next year. We can’t wait … Read more

New Film Honors AAPI PFLAG Families

Last year, filmmaker Stephanie Tran (they/them), a young, queer, Vietnamese filmmaker, approached PFLAG National with an idea for a film to amplify and honor LGBTQ+ Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voices. Then COVID hit, and the way films were being made had to change—quickly—putting the project on pause. We are so glad that, one … Read more

The Winter 2021 PFLAGPole is here!

The PFLAGPole is PFLAG National’s newsletter. Printed bi-annually, the PFLAGPole brings you the latest and greatest on PFLAG National’s programs and events. It also includes stories covering PFLAG’s mission of support, education, and advocacy and how our 400+ chapters–and PFLAG National staff, board members, and volunteer regional directors–are working together to change hearts and minds … Read more

Author Paria Hassouri to Speak Jan. 26

Save the date! Paria Hassouri, pediatrician, mother and author of “Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change,” will join our Jan. 26 support meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. to share her uplifting and engaging story about her journey from initial resistance to eventual embrace of her child’s gender transition. A … Read more

Going Home For The Holidays…Or Any Days

About 4.5% of Americans identify as LGBTQ+ — meaning more than 11 million people in the country, and being accepted and affirmed (or not) plays a big role in their well-being. This all really comes into play at holiday time, or any time and LGBTQ+ person might be headed home. While for some LGBTQ+ people … Read more

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Adapted from PFLAG National Each November 20th, PFLAG joins in honoring the 2020 Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which was inspired by the 1998 murder of Rita Hester.  From tdor.info: The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of … Read more

Proud Parent

This new film shows the love between Jen and Amy, exploring parent-child relationships, and the challenges of bringing a partner home for the first time – especially for the LGBTQ+ community. The film highlights the true importance of family love, support, and affirmation. The #ProudParent platform is our partnership with OREO, aimed at empowering and … Read more

PFLAG National Celebrates a Pro-Equality Win for LGBTQ+ People and Their Families

WASHINGTON—Following days of ballot counting, the voices of American voters have been heard. We the people have made our choice for the leadership of this country. Despite the pandemic and deliberate barriers, voters have done their job and turned out in record numbers, and as election officials across the country have confirmed, the outcome is … Read more

PFLAG Votes 2020

2020 may be our most critical election to date and you can count on PFLAG Seattle to give you the information, tools, and resources you need to vote, and help others to vote, too. We’ll continue to update this post with helpful links and resources to keep you informed. Registration (Washington State) Voting Dates and … Read more

Supreme Court Affirms LGBTQ+ People Have the Right to Work Under Title VII

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its rulings on three cases that affect whether a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) person can be fired or never hired for whom they love or for being who they are. Each decision affects the extent that Title VII of the Civil Rights … Read more