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When PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford marched with her gay son, Morty, in New York City’s Christopher Street Liberation Day March in 1972--and held the first peer support meeting less than a year later--she could scarcely have imagined how much larger the organization would become, the number of lives PFLAG would touch, or the many ways--or to the many people across the country and around the world--support would be offered.

For over four decades, PFLAG has provided support to families and allies who are in need, through peer-to-peer meetings, online outreach, and telephone hotlines. PFLAG National also offers a huge variety of resources and programs that provide support for those in need. 

For peer-to-peer support services in your community, contact one of the more than 400 PFLAG chapters across the United States today. If there is not a chapter in your community or you are just looking for information and resources, PFLAG National is your first step in finding the support you need. 

June 21, 2017

Parents: Quick Tips for Supporting Your LGBTQ Kids--and YOURSELF--During the Coming-Out Process

When a loved one comes out, reactions vary, from “Now that I know, what can I do to support my child?” to “How will I ever handle this?” For some people, it’s a combination of these two reactions…and more. There...

April 21, 2017

Welcome, 20/20 Viewers!

Tonight's episode of 20/20, which included focus on families of transgender kids, helped elevate the conversation going on across the country regarding gender identity and gender expression. For some, it may have answered questions, while for others it may have...

November 2, 2016

PFLAG Provides Support for Families with Trans Kids

Though many children go through periods of being “gender-expansive”—for example, a preschool boy who prefers princess outfits—parents should pay attention if kids consistently, persistently and ins

September 7, 2016

Dear Abby Recommends PFLAG

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 26-year-old who is about to come out as transgender. I was born a male and will be transitioning into a female.

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July 15, 2016

LDS Church and Suicide Prevention

This past November, LDS church leaders declared those in same-sex marriages apostates. The resolution prevents children of such couples from becoming church members or partaking in baptism until after the...