Dear Chapter Leader,

I wanted to share two new opportunities to get live support from the PFLAG National Communications Team.

Beginning this month, Laura McGinnis, our Senior Manager, Press and Public Relations, will offer bi-monthly Media & Messaging virtual office hours as follows:

  • The 2nd Thursday of the month from 2-3pm ET/11am-noon PT
  • The 2nd Saturday of the month from Noon-1pm ET/9-10AM PT 

The first Media & Messaging Office Hours will be held this week on Thursday March 9 and Saturday March 11th. 

You can join via Zoom at any time during the office hours to get support and get your questions answered; the link to join is always the same

Additionally, beginning in April, Liz Owen, our Director of Communications will offer bi-monthly Branding virtual office hours as follows:

  • The second Wednesday of the month, 7-8pm ET/4-5pm PT
  • The third Saturday of the month at 1-2pm ET/10-11am PT

The first Branding Office Hours will be held in April, on Wednesday, April 12 and Saturday, April 15.

You can join via Zoom at any time during the office hours to get support and get your questions answered; the link to join is always the same, passcode: PFLAGZ0Z0.

We’re happy to provide you with this important communications support.

Jamie Curtis (she/her)
Director of Chapter Engagement

A Note About Fiscal Sponsorships and Hosting Pride

In a nonprofit, fiscal sponsorship refers to incubating or fostering another organization, project, or entity that does not have its own nonprofit status. The majority of PFLAG chapters are unable to provide fiscal sponsorship due to being included in our IRS nonprofit group exemption. Hosting Pride is outside of the scope of PFLAG's mission and is, in many cases, considered fiscal sponsorship. In addition, hosting these events brings a number of liabilities and concerns that chapters are not designed to handle. PFLAG chapters should not be the primary sponsor of Pride in your community. If your chapter is currently planning on hosting a Pride, please reach out to your Chapter Engagement Coordinator so we can make sure the appropriate arrangements for your chapter are made. 

Looking for more ways to celebrate Pride? Check out last week’s issue of Leadership Learnings from your chapter engagement staffer.

ALICE Training

Space is limited, so please register early now for our upcoming ALICE training.

While the gun violence that people have experienced has an impact on everyone in a community, for some groups -- including the LGBTQ+ community -- the threat of violence has become even more pronounced and frightening. 

In an effort to help prepare our chapter members to know how to respond should they encounter an incident in their work, PFLAG National will be hosting an interactive, virtual ALICE Active Shooter Response Training for PFLAG staff, board members, regional directors, chapter leaders, and chapter members in partnership with Navigate 360

Please note that this is a three-hour training that will be interactive and must be attended live (as Navigate360 does not allow ALICE trainings to be recorded, a recording will not be available). 

Space is limited, so please register early and keep your commitment to attend. Have questions about this event? Check out responses to some of the most frequently asked questions!

Pride Packs Round Two: Get Your Orders In!

We hope you saw our announcement: The time has come for PRIDE PACKS, ROUND 2! The deadline for signup is Sunday, March 19th, so get in early and get yours!

We’ve got bracelets, fans, buttons, flags, and—most especially—banners and table runners, personalized just for your chapter! (See more on these two important items below.)

Banners will be personalized with your chapter logo and one or two icons of your choice. On the signup form you will have the opportunity to select your icons from our icon presentation deck. You may choose ANY two icons offered, including icons from regions other than your own.

Note: If you’ve already signed up, you are good to go—no need to fill out and submit your form again.

In order to get your Pride Pack on or before Friday, May 5, please speak with your board members,  reach consensus on your banner icons, and then have only one chapter leader fill in this form

In order to get your personalized items for your chapter, it’s important that you fully read the instructions on the signup form, and take action by the deadline, Sunday, March 19th. Chapters that miss this deadline are NOT guaranteed to receive these boxes by May 5th.

Ready to sign up for all of the great #PFLAGProud swag, including your personalized banners and table runners? Visit to get started.

STTA Live: March 9, 2023


March 11th Marks PFLAG's 50th Anniversary

The first meeting of PFLAG occurred on March 11, 1973 in the basement of a church in Manhattan. Fifty years later its mission and purpose is still impacting communities throughout the US.

Join us this Thursday, March 9 at 4:30 PM ET / 1:30 PM PT for Something to Talk About Live where we will be discussing “Waukesha LGBTQ advocacy group supports teens, parents“, by Bret Lemoine and FOX6 News Digital Team which appeared in the  Fox 6 Milwaukee. We’re excited to invite members of the PFLAG National staff to the conversation!


PFLAG Academy Online: March 2023

Wednesday, March 29 | 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT: Sharing Your PFLAG Story to Create Change

Knowing how to shape and effectively tell our PFLAG stories to create real and lasting change is a skill that separates the talkers from activists and advocates. This highly interactive – 75 minute – session will encourage participants to pick a personal experience and develop it into an engaging, must-hear narrative that can help change hearts and minds in our communities, statehouses, and more.

Register now!

On-Demand Sessions

Quick Links

A password-protected web portal for PFLAG chapter leaders, with resources, toolkits, branding materials, and more!

All of PFLAG's branding assets, including the chapter logo generator, the branding guide, and more! 


Use the PFLAG Chapter Hub to update your chapter contact info, membership lists, leadership rosters and meetings.


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