In March, PFLAG National made the historic decision to temporarily suspend all in-person support group meetings for the first time in our nearly 50-year history. But not being in the same physical space doesn’t mean PFLAGers aren’t supporting their communities. As of this past week, we’re happy to report that PFLAG Connects—the system that helps bring PFLAG chapters online to provide virtual support—surpassed the 100-chapter mark! If you’re looking for support in your community, check in with your local chapter to see if virtual help is available.
Also, if you missed our past Something to Talk About Live broadcasts, you can watch them now on Facebook or YouTube.
Join us Sunday, May 10th at 2PM ET/11AM PT, for the PFLAG Virtual Mother's Day Brunch
Three Steps to Being...A Better Communicator (While You’re Stuck at Home)
Just because you’re staying in doesn’t mean your communication skills should slow down. So, stay safe and take these steps to engage:
Learn: Check out pflag.org/our-story to help you learn more about PFLAG’s nearly 50-year history so that you can talk with others about our story, mission, and values no matter where you are on your communications journey.
Share: Use social media to let your networks know that you’re going to participate in Something to Talk About Live on Facebook or YouTube this Thursday at 4:30 PM ET / 1:30 PM PT.
Reminder: #DecisionDay: Title VII at the Supreme Court
On October 8, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for three cases concerning existing protections LGBTQ+ people have in employment and how Title VII’s ban on workplace sex discrimination protects them from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The outcome of these cases will determine whether workers who LGBTQ+ will continue to be protected under our nation's federal civil rights laws. The Court will issue its decisions any time between now and the end of June. Visit decisionday.org to learn more about the cases and what’s at stake.
Join PFLAG National live this Thursday, May 7th at 4:30 PM ET/1:30 PM PT for Something to Talk About Live, when we'll continue our conversation about banned books! We’d planned on having author Lesléa Newman with us last week, but due to technical issues, she wasn’t able to join us. So this week, we'll be talking in-depth with Lesléa about writing inclusively, experiencing protest, and looking at the shape of youth literature. You can watch live on Facebook or YouTube.