Tag Archives: PFLAG

PFLAG Rescinds Award For Joy Reid After Reports Of Old Anti-LGBT Blog Posts, Reid Claims Blog Was Hacked

Via press release: PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, their families, and allies—today has rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media award to political analyst Joy Reid. Said PFLAG National president Jean Hodges, “When we extended our invitation to Ms. Reid to honor her at our 45th anniversary celebration, we ...

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AUSTRALIA: PFLAG Hits Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull With Ad Mocking Marriage Plebiscite [VIDEO]

Via press release from PFLAG Australia: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has stepped up its campaign against a marriage equality plebiscite with the release of a new advertisement. The ad highlights the fact politicians can ignore the result of a plebiscite, as well as the plebiscite’s $160 million price tag. PFLAG national spokesperson, Shelley Argent, said, “As parents, ...

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TORONTO: PFLAG Launches School Posters With Special Pro-LGBT Message Visible Only With Camera Flashes

AdWeek approves: New posters have gone up in Toronto District School Board schools, which include 76,000 middle school and high school students. Launched by LGBTQ advocacy group Toronto Pflag, the posters depict a rainbow that spells out the LGBTQ acronym: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Straight, Queer and 2-Spirited. When students use the flash on their camera phones to take a ...

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Stunning PFLAG Canada Ad Remembers All The Weddings That Never Happened

Holy crap, this is gorgeous. Get the tissues, seriously. (Via Good As You)

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CINCINNATI: Community Rallies In Memory Of Ohio Trans Teen Leelah Alcorn

JMG reader Andy writes: My partner and I live in Northern Kentucky in the greater Cincinnati area and attended Leelah’s vigil at the Woodward Theater in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood last night.  There were approximately 600 persons attending the vigil last night in the theater, both on the floor and in the balcony. In attendance were many of the Cincinnati LGBT ...

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MISSOURI: LGBT Groups Stand With Family Of Teen Killed By Cop

A coalition of 17 national LGBT and civil rights groups have issued a joint letter in support of the family of Missouri teenager Michael Brown, whose killing by a police officer has inflamed racial tensions and prompted a national outcry. Among the groups signing the letter are the ACLU, HRC, GLAD, GLAAD, GMHC, NGLTF, PFLAG, and the Trevor Project.

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VIRGINIA: 13 States + DC File Amicus Brief In Support Of Marriage Plaintiffs

The following states and Washington DC have filed a collective amicus brief with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in support of Virginia’s marriage equality plaintiffs: Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. Equality Case Files has the full brief. Money quote: As in other cases raising constitutional challenges to ...

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Queens Street To Be Named For PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford And Son Morty

JMG reader Brandon tips us that street in front of the former Queens home of late PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford and her son Morty Manford will be renamed their honor. Final approval of the change is expected before the naming ceremony next weekend. Jeanne passed away in January 2013 at the age of 92. Morty Manford, an assistant New York ...

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Think Tank Report: Major LGBT Rights Groups Had $186M In 2012 Revenues

The Movement Advancement Project has issued its annual report on the finances of 32 major LGBT rights groups in the United States. Included in their 2012 recap is data from the Human Rights Campaign, the ACLU LGBT Project, Lambda Legal, GLAAD, Freedom To Marry, and several state organizations such as Equality California. Hit the link for the full 24-page report.

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PFLAG Wants To Meet With Rob Ford

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LGBT Groups Launch $2M ENDA Push

A coalition of the LGBT rights groups today announced a $2M campaign to support the passage of ENDA.  Via press release: Today the bipartisan campaign Americans for Workplace Opportunity announced it had formed in order to take advantage of a historic opportunity to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 19 years after its first introduction — a bill to ban workplace ...

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NEW YORK CITY: PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Honored With Memorial Plaque

PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford passed away in January at the age of 92. On Sunday this happened in the West Village: The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and The Church of the Village unveiled a bronze historic marker now permanently affixed to the facade of this landmark church memorializing the ...

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Esurance: $100K For LGBT Charities

Yesterday Esurance announced a $100,000 giveaway to “three worthy charities” which will get a percentage of the donation based on the votes made on the company’s Facebook page.  Right on cue, Bryan Fischer tweeted out a call for a boycott. Expect Esurance’s stock value to triple shortly, a la Home Depot.

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Australian PFLAG Launches Campaign: Congratulations, You’re Having A Lesbian

A wonderful new marriage equality campaign has been launched in Australia: A pregnant woman who is “having a lesbian” stars in a provocative new billboard to promote gay marriage. Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays spokeswoman Shelley Argent said the campaign was designed to garner support from mainstream families for gay marriage, on the grounds that gay children were ...

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PFLAG China Calls For Marriage

The Chinese chapter of PFLAG has issued a public letter calling for marriage equality. The letter has been sent to members of the National People’s Congress. China Daily reports: “Some of our children have been living with their partners for nearly 10 years. They love each other. But they cannot sign their names legally when their partners need an operation,” ...

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PFLAG Files Prop 8 Brief

Parent, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) today filed a Supreme Court brief in support of the overturn of Proposition 8.  The brief includes numerous real life stories of gay people and their families and is relatively light on legal citations. Hit the link and read the stories.

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Late PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford To Receive Presidential Citizens Medal

PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford, who died last month at the age of 92, will be posthumously honored with the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest honor the government gives a civilian. Twelve others will receive the medal at an upcoming White House ceremony. Paul Schindler reports at Gay City News: When Manford died last month at the age of 92, Jody ...

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Rachel Maddow On Jeanne Manford

You’ll need a tissue for this.

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PFLAG Founder Dies At Age 92

PFLAG mourns its founder today. Today the world has lost a pioneer: Jeanne Manford, the founder of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and the Mother of the Straight Ally movement. Jeanne was one of the fiercest fighters in the battle for acceptance and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It is truly humbling ...

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PFLAG: San Francisco, We’re You

Video by JMG reader Brandon Brock.

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