PFLAG Connects

Dear PFLAGer:

We’ve got brand-new ways to stay connected this week, including another edition of Something to Talk About LIVE. Did you miss our past broadcasts? You can watch them now on Facebook or YouTube.


Introducing PFLAG Connects: Meetings and Events with the PFLAG Chapter Network

Social distancing has kept us from doing one of our favorite things: hugging our PFLAG community. While we still can’t meet in person, PFLAG is here to meet you with support, so you can meet your LGBTQ+ family and friends with love. PFLAG Connects meetings are bringing the PFLAG Chapter Network--400+ chapters in all 50 states--online, providing digital meetings and events to their local communities and to your family and LGBTQ+ loved ones. Find your local chapter here, then reach out via email, phone, and social media and follow them for updates on virtual meetings and events!


Three Steps to Being...A Better Advocate for Safer Schools

Just because you’re staying in doesn’t mean your advocacy for safer schools should slow down—in fact, it’s a great time to prepare for when kids go back to school (which, in many areas, will start in the Fall). So stay safe and take these steps to engage.

  1. Learn: Check out the resources available at to learn more about PFLAG National’s safe schools program, no matter where you are on your safe schools advocacy journey.
  2. Watch: PFLAG Academy On Demand includes multiple sessions on creating safer schools including Cultivating Respect: Working with Stakeholders for Safer Schools and Creating a Scholarship Program: A How-To Guide for PFLAG Chapters to learn about the realities facing LGBTQ+ youth in schools, actions you and your local PFLAG chapter can take to advocate for safer schools in your state, and more.  
  3. Share: Use social media to share information about scholarships offered by PFLAG chapters in your state or region to help you get started.


It’s 2020 Census Time: We Must be Counted

It’s Census time, and with stay-at-home orders in place for the majority of the country, there’s no better time to take five minutes to participate. The LGBTQ+ community is one of the hardest-to-count populations, and members of the community who belong to multiple hard-to-count populations--people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, immigrants, people of color, renters, and low-income people--are particularly vulnerable to being undercounted. With so much at stake, including funding for SNAP, Medicare/Medicaid, public housing and education, and more, filling out the Census 2020 is truly critical to the health and wellbeing of our LGBTQ+ loved ones and their families. Remember, The Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential.

Something to Talk About...Live!

Queer Pen Pal Project for Students

Join PFLAG National live this Thursday, April 16th at 4:30 PM ET/1:30 PM PT when we'll be discussing Farrah Mina’s Minnesota Daily article, “Queer pen pal project to keep students connected during pandemic."

Read the article and get this week’s discussion questions now. Then join us on Facebook and YouTube this Thursday at 4:30pm ET/1:30PM PT to be part of the conversation. (Remember that you can also download the article link and questions and use them as a conversation starter of your own!)

Something to talk about

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Let’s stay safe, stay healthy--and stay connected.

We're here for you,

Team PFLAG National

P.S. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for even more connecting! And remember that all PFLAG National publications are always available to download for free at

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