41 Photos Celebrating 50 Years of PFLAG at Its National Convention
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The recent PFLAG National Convention, held from October 19-21 in Arlington, Va., saw over 400 attendees from the U.S. and 14 international PFLAG organizations converge for advocacy and support within the LGBTQ+ community. The event, sponsored by OREO, Meta, and Lyft, featured over 30 diverse activities to foster equality and acceptance.
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, championing PFLAG’s 50-year legacy, addressed the convention amidst a concerning rise in hostility towards the LGBTQ+ community from far-right factions. Introduced by PFLAG Executive Director Brian Bond, Biden emphasized the critical role of continuous advocacy in these challenging times, urging attendees to emulate PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford’s courage in supporting LGBTQ+ rights. Her call to action underscored the ongoing dedication of the Biden-Harris administration towards promoting inclusivity and battling discrimination, reinforcing the message of love and support central to PFLAG’s mission.