December 18, 2017

"...we trust in an evidence-based and science-based policy, especially when it comes to gender, sexual orientation, reproductive health, and the health and wellbeing of our transgender loved ones."

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—released the following statement from former Executive Director Jaime M. Grant, Ph.D.:

“With a 45-year history of front-line activism—including during eras when a sitting president refused to utter the words "AIDS" or "HIV" as thousands died on his watch, and another refused to fund any program related to the LGBTQ community—it is almost like a badge of honor to be in this company of banned terms at the CDC. PFLAG members and supporters everywhere hold the humanity and well-being of LGBTQ people and their families sacred. We trust in an evidence-based and science-based policy, especially when it comes to gender, sexual orientation, reproductive health, and the health and wellbeing of our transgender loved ones. We will never stop saying the words.”

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PFLAG is the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families, allies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy, and has nearly 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or Instagram.

 

Liz Owen, Director of Communications
lowen@pflag.org
(202) 657-4026
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