December 15, 2017

PFLAG National will be at Creating Change this year in Washington, D.C., January 24-28! That’s right, the entire staff will be there, and on Thursday, January 25th, we will be doing a day-long town hall-style institute and advocacy training.

Our institute, called Parenting and Advocating for LGBTQ Youth in a Hostile Environment, is for parents and families (LGBTQ or otherwise) who want more resources and support for raising children of any gender and sexual orientation/identity.

We will ask participants about personal challenges, the burdens around intersectional discrimination and how they impact our LGBTQ kids, what priorities you would set for PFLAG National, and more. PFLAG National’s leadership team--led by Executive Director Jaime M. Grant, Ph.D.--will be there to speak with you directly about all of the issues affecting our families and our LGBTQ kids.

After the town meeting, we will present some of our favorite PFLAG National advocacy trainings including How to Tell Your Story in Two Minutes and LGBTQ Family Advocacy and Lobbying, followed by a training session for participants interested in joining the Task Force Lobby Day effort on the Hill.  

You can register for a single day, for the whole conference (which is free for those under 18 and over 65), or take advantage of a fantastic volunteer opportunity to attend free.

That’s right: If you volunteer just four hours at Creating Change, you can attend the institute for free!

The LGBTQ Task Force needs 500 volunteers to provide essential on-site people power for this year's conference. They are seeking both local volunteers in Washington, DC, and those in close proximity.

As part of the volunteer commitment, volunteers must attend a one-hour Volunteer Orientation and Training at the Marriott Wardman Park on Sunday, January 21, 2018. They will send you a reminder note about ten days in advance of the training. Orientation sessions run throughout the afternoon, starting on the hour, from noon-6:00PM. You'll be able to sign up for or confirm your volunteer shift(s) at the Volunteer Orientation Training.

Want to volunteer AND attend a fantastic PFLAG institute? Sign up to volunteer here:

Want to register directly? Register here:

We can’t wait to see you at Creating Change!