Dear Chapter Leader,

We’re getting closer and closer to Learning With Love: The 2023 PFLAG National Convention. I hope you saw that we once again extend our Early Bird rates, this time through Labor Day. This is the last extension, so be sure to register now!

One of my favorite parts of being in Washington DC for this 50th anniversary edition of our convention? PFLAG National Lobby Day. This day of direct advocacy on Thursday, October 19th will give you an opportunity to learn how to harness the power of your personal story to soften hearts, change minds, and work to create lasting legislative change. 

We’ll train you, get your meetings scheduled, get you to Capitol Hill, and have a full day of activities planned—including legislative meetings in both the Senate and the House of Representatives—to talk about the issues that are most important for you and your family. 

Register today for Learning With Love: The 2023 PFLAG National Convention, and you’ll start the process of getting signed up to speak with legislators. It’s a powerful and direct way to lead with love.

Thank you for all that you do,

Jamie Curtis (she/her)
Director of Chapter Engagement

Nominate a Chapter for a PFLAG National Chapter Award

Every other year, we gather for our national convention and use that opportunity to honor our chapters with a PFLAG National Chapter Award. Now is the time to nominate your chapter, or any chapter; submissions are due by August 29th.

The PFLAG National Chapter Awards  honor the PFLAG chapters that have gone above and beyond in service of PFLAG’s vision and mission. This year's theme, "Getting off the Curb: Expanding PFLAG’s Reach," pays tribute to PFLAG’s visionary founder, Jeanne Manford, and her efforts to create lasting change through advocacy and support.

Expanding PFLAG’s reach in support of PFLAG’s mission and vision encompasses a broad variety of PFLAG chapter activities and actions, from reaching out to new communities to engaging chapter members with events to focusing on diversity and inclusion efforts, and so much more.
By nominating a deserving chapter, you will not only acknowledge the hard work of their leadership and members, but also inspire others to continue the legacy of Jeanne Manford and PFLAG. 

Nominating a chapter is as easy as filling out this quick form.  The deadline to complete a submission is Tuesday, August 29th. All chapters in good standing are eligible for this award, so we encourage you to show your chapter pride and submit your nomination now. At least one member of winning chapters must be present to receive the award at the convention. 

Have questions? Reach out to your Chapter Engagement staffer for support.

Learning With Love: The 2023 PFLAG National Convention –  Scholarship Deadline Approaching!

There’s less than two weeks to apply for a scholarship to attend Learning With Love. Awarded at the $500 and $1,000 level, we are happy to support folks to attend, and strongly encourage LGBTQ+ people, people of color, young people, leaders of PFLAG chapters formed in the last three years, and people from rural areas to apply.

Submit your application for a scholarship today! The deadline for submission  is Tuesday, August 15th. Questions? Reach out to Shaun Connors (he/they) at

STTA Live: August 10, 2023

303 Creative’s Harmful and Expanding Impact

Beginning this month, Something to Talk About Live is moving to a monthly format—and our August episode is this Thursday!

On June 30, 2023 the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion on 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, ruling in favor of a website designer who claimed that Colorado’s nondiscrimination laws were a violation of her right to free speech. In the six weeks since then, stories about other businesses denying service to LGBTQ+ people, about LGBTQ+ people being fired for who they are, and about other forms of discrimination have popped up across the country. We'll be joined by C.P. Hoffman, Senior Policy Council at the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)!

Join us this Thursday, August 10th for Something to Talk About Live!

Join us this Thursday, August 10th for Something to Talk About Live!

PFLAG Academy Online: August 2023

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 | 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT: Be Kind, Not Just Nice: Transforming Your Conversations

We all know the phrase "if you're not going to say something nice, then don't say anything at all." But what do we do when being kind means not being so nice? Join the PFLAG team to learn some of the skills you need to stand up for what you believe in without becoming unkind yourself so you can transform your conversations.

Register now!


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