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Read the latest news about PFLAG, or Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Since its inception in 1972, PFLAG has grown to become the largest organization through which straight allies can support members of the LGBT community. Learn more about the history of the organization, which was founded by elementary school teacher Jeanne Manford after she discovered her gay son had become a victim of violence for his activism. Discover PFLAG's many campaigns and advocacy work that helps improve the lives of LGBT youth.

Flying the Pride flag is a gateway to ISIS, a Connecticut official claims as town passes ban

Almost immediately after coming under Republican control, a Connecticut town council has voted to ban the LGBTQ+ Pride flag at its town hall.

Experts Weigh in on the Realities of Gender-Affirming Care and the Dangers of Disinformation

Admiral Rachel Levine and Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld address puberty blockers, FDA challenges, and the power of community engagement to combat misinformation in a crucial dialogue on trans health care.

41 Photos Celebrating 50 Years of PFLAG at Its National Convention

The organization was one of several LGBTQ+ rights groups founded in 1973.

Rachel Levine Discusses Disturbing ‘Medical Refugees’ Crisis Sweeping Across the U.S.

The assistant secretary for health tackles “medical refugees,” misinformation, and transgender health care challenges in an interview with The Advocate.

Jill Biden Champions LGBTQ+ Rights Movement's History Amid Rising Anti-Transgender Legislation

The first lady underscores the Biden-Harris administration’s unwavering support for LGBTQ+ rights at the PFLAG national convention amidst a torrent of discriminatory bills nationwide.

North Carolina's Gender-Affirming Care Ban for Transgender Youth Faces Legal Challenge

A new Lambda Legal lawsuit alleges HB 808’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors violates Constitution and Affordable Care Act rights.

Recalling a Cringe-Inducing But Powerful TV Coming-Out

This mom of a trans child reflects on the poise of PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford when she appeared with her gay son on Today.

1973: When the LGBTQ+ Movement Caught Fire

Stonewall shook the establishment, but four years later, queer rights started to take over the mainstream.

Texas Judge Blocks Investigations of More Trans-Supportive Families

Judge Amy Clark Meachum expanded her injunction against the "child abuse" probes to include a couple who sued and all PFLAG members.

One of the Nation's Most Enduring LGBTQ Groups Turns 45

PFLAG continues to prove that parental support is powerful.

PFLAG Turns 45 Years

New York parents who couldn't abide by their gay son's harassment in the early '70s created the influential support group.

PFLAG Rescinds Award to Joy Reid Over Antigay Blog Posts

The MSNBC host claims her blog was hacked, and the antigay posts were not written by her.

My Grandparents Created PFLAG

Avril Swan on the legacy of love and acceptance her family built 45 years ago.

PFLAG National Names Jaime M. Grant Executive Director

The family-oriented organization is putting an impressive mother in the driver's seat.

PFLAG Will Hold Trump Administration Accountable — Kids' Lives Depend on It

National PFLAG president Jean Hodges writes on standing up to the likes of Jeff Sessions and Betsy DeVos.

Yes, There Are Black Queers in Oregon and They Need Help

The former Portland black chapter of PFLAG, the only one of its kind in the nation, declares independence and sets a course toward racial justice.  

This PFLAG Campaign in Schools Comes With Hidden Message

The posters come with a pro-LGBT message only visible if you takes a photo of it using a camera flash.

Facebook Talks to Us About Its Test of 'Real' Name Policy

The social network provided The Advocate with a special preview of what it calls 'improvements' to the way users report and defend their names.

Trans Teen's Acting Debut in Royal Pains Has an Important Message

The Maine teen, famed for winning a landmark decision allowing her to use the girl's bathroom at school, plays a trans dancer struggling with transition-related healthcare.