PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) had its beginnings in 1972 after Jeanne Manford marched with her son, Morty, in New York’s Christopher Street Liberation Day March. Jeanne proudly marched carrying the sign proclaiming “Parents of Gays Unite in Support of our Children.”
Emboldened by Jeanne actions, a group met on March 11, 1973 to continue this message of support and love. PFLAG has now grown to over 400 chapters and 200,000 members, and is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. PFLAG has numerous international chapters as well.
PFLAG is committed to providing resources to spread this word, and to assist where needed. This includes at the local, state and federal level for LGBTQ+ equality and includes education for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their family and friends.
PFLAG currently identifies its priorities as connecting with and promoting: Proud People, Loving Families, Safe Communities and a Diverse & Inclusive World. PFLAG is also encouraging a Voting Initiative and Unity to Combat Racial Violence.
You can find out more information regarding the national PFLAG organization, and to obtain connecting resources, at www.pflag.org. You can follow PFLAG on Twitter at @PFLAG.