LGBTQ+ News

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

Remembering Robin Williams

Like many of you in the community, we at PFLAG Seattle were saddened to hear of the passing of Robin Williams. It’s almost unsettling to hear that someone who spent so much of their time making other people laugh and feel good was battling depression, something we don’t discuss often enough. Please take a minute to watch our friend and Suicide Prevent Expert, Sue Eastgard of UW’s Forefront, talk about suicide and depression.

If you or anyone you know is having thoughts about suicide, please call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Marriage Equality Law Signed Today!

Coverage of today’s historic passage of Marriage Equality in Washington State! Gregoire signs gay marrage into law: Seattle Times Gay marriage legal with governor’s signature: Seattle PI WA same-sex marriage bill signed into law: King 5 Gregoire signs bill legalizing gay marriage: KOMO News Schram: Don’t derail such a momentous milestone for same-sex marriage: KOMO … Read more

CA Prop 8 Unconstitutional!

It was announced today that a 3-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found California’s Prop 8 unconstitutional. Read more at the links below: CA Gay Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional: Seattle TimesCA Ban on Gay Marriage Struck Down: Seattle PIAppeals Court Rejects CA Prop 8: CNNCourt: CA Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional: MSNBC