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“Intersex & Faith” film & panel Feb. 27

“Intersex” is defined as a condition in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not seem to fit the typical medical definitions of male or female. Intersex people represent as many as 1.7% of the population and yet their experiences are the least understood and represented even among LGBTQ+ … Read more

We’re featured in Seattle Pride Magazine!

The Winter issue of Seattle Pride Magazine, which is available now in print (look for it around town) and online, wrote a wonderful article about some of the parents and volunteers involved with PFLAG Seattle. It’s a poignant collection of stories that you’ll want to read and share.

Getting ready for the holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching, and we at PFLAG Seattle know how holidays can cause stress, anxiety and a mashup of emotions. But we’re here to help you figure out how to handle holiday gatherings with family and friends, whether you’re an LGBTQ+ person or a friend/family member of someone LGBTQ+. Read our helpful … Read more

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

Edith Guffey of PFLAG National testifies in the US Senate in support of the #EqualityAct​

On Wednesday, March 17, PFLAG National Board Member Dr. Edith Guffey, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee to pass H.R.5, the civil rights legislation known as the Equality Act. As Conference Minister of the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ, an African American woman, and a mother whose son is trans and nonbinary, … Read more

“Becoming Johanna” film & discussion March 23

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), a day dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender and gender-expansive people, while simultaneously raising awareness of the work that is still needed to combat discrimination and violence. Join us at our March 23 support meeting from 7 to 9 pm as we recognize … 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