January 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—today spoke out in solidarity with all who took action in support of American citizens, residents, and visitors coming to our country:

Said PFLAG National Interim Executive Director Elizabeth Kohm, "Over the weekend, thousands of PFLAG members in communities large and small took to airports, public spaces and their houses of worship to express concern about recent actions taken by the Trump administration, some of which detained U.S. citizens and legal visa-carrying U.S. residents, sending a chilling message to the rest of the world. Our nation’s invitation on the Statue of Liberty welcoming even the most marginalized people is not a suggestion; it’s a promise we must continue to keep.

Many PFLAG members are people of faith, and no good has ever come when religion is used as a tool to perpetrate divisiveness and harm. PFLAG’s values are America’s values and principles of fairness, dignity and inclusion have compelled us to join in unity against these executive orders that send a wrong, harmful and dangerous message."

For more information on PFLAG’s advocacy work, visit pflag.org/advocacy-101.

PFLAG is the nation’s largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy, and has more than 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit pflag.org.

Liz Owen, Director of Communications
lowen@pflag.org
(202) 467-8180 x214
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