LGBTQ+ News

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.

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

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 National Response to HHS Healthcare Final Rule, Designed to Harm Vulnerable Communities

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, PFLAG National issued the following statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Services having published a final rule to weaken enforcement of the Health Care Rights Law (section 1557 of the ACA), which specifically protects LGBTQ+ people, people with limited English proficiency, women, and many others. Diego Sanchez, Director of … Read more

LGBTQ Asian And Pacific Islander Youth Report

In 2017, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation partnered with researchers at the University of Connecticut to conduct a groundbreaking survey of over 12,000 LGBTQ youth and capture their experiences in their families, schools, social circles and communities. More than 1,200 Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ youth responded to the survey. This resource presents data collected … Read more