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PFLAG Responds to Indiana Teacher Who Said Gays Have No Purpose in Life

Feb 17
After an Indiana teacher told kids she believes gays have no purpose in life, PFLAG organizers launched the "You Have a Purpose" Facebook page.

PFLAG Founder Dies at 92

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 10
Jeanne Manford, the founder of the influential LGBT group Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, died on Tuesday at the age of 92.

PFLAG to Honor Broadway Icons Audra McDonald and Will Swenson

Mar 24
PFLAG National will honor Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Will Swenson with the 2012 Straight for Equality in Entertainment Award, to be presented at the Fourth Annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala on Monday, April 2nd at the Marriott Marquis Times.

Pioneering Mother’s Legacy Lives On Through PFLAG

By Michael K. Lavers | Nov 12
Nearly four decades after Jeanne Manford marched alongside her gay son in New York’s annual Pride parade, her vision was on full display at PFLAG’s national convention in Alexandria, Va., on Nov 3-6.

Jill Biden Opens PFLAG National Convention

By Michael K. Lavers | Nov 4
Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden spoke out against anti-LGBT bullying as she stressed the importance of family and family acceptance at the opening of the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National Conference in Alexandria, Va., on Friday, Nov. 4.

HBGC & PFLAG to Host Empowerment Conference for LGBTQ Youth of Color

Sep 22
The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) and Greater Boston Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will host its first annual Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Youth Empowerment Conference.

A Mother’s Love Inspires a Nation :: Mama Wu says ’Gay is Okay’

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 17
Chinese society has been making steady progress toward greater acceptance of LGBTs. Now a former magazine editor has a message for the nation’s parents of gay children: it’s okay.

’Ex-Gays’ Say Their Books Kept Out of Libraries, Cry Censorship

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23
A group that supports the notion that gays can choose to become straight says that books about so-called "ex-gays" are being systematically denied space on the shelves of school libraries.

Swastikas Terrorize Fla. PFLAG Activist

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22
Following a newspaper op-ed about faith, acceptance, and the need to strengthen families and social bonds by rejecting homophobia and persecution, a Jewish PFLAG chairperson found her garage vandalized--with swastikas.

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