It’s a very different Pride Month that starts today. A global pandemic has led to the cancellation of countless celebrations worldwide, and in the US, rage over the lack of equality and justice for people of color has brought protesters to the streets of communities nationwide.
Pride started with a riot against injustice, brutality, and disparate treatment. This year, as we witness the pain and anger of our Black loved ones, we have an opportunity to again be in solidarity, locked arm in arm, and demonstrate that being an ally means showing up to fight for justice in all communities. Pride remains--even without parades and festivals--a time when we get to celebrate our community, reflect on the work that we still need to do, and be seen. Let our work continue to build on the understanding that we are all created equally, and that we all deserve safety, security, and respect.
From our PFLAG family to yours, we wish you a safe and powerful Pride Month.
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Tune In: Wednesday, June 3rd at 6pm ET/3pm PT
RSVP now for Equality Florida's virtual town hall, discussing the intersections of systemic racism and injustice against the LGBTQ community. PFLAG National is proud to support this event, and hope you'll tune in to this event to learn more about how to include anti-racism work in your advocacy efforts. Moderated by Nadine Smith, Executive Director, Equality Florida and a panel featuring Alphonso David, President, HRC; Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis City Council VP; Michele Rayner, Civil Rights Attorney; and Imani Rupert-Gordon, Executive Director, NCLR.
Tune In: A Q&A with Daniel Karslake (For They Know Not What They Do)
Tune In: Thursday, June 4th at 8pm ET/5pm PT
Join us for a Facebook Live conversation about this award-winning new documentary. The film tells the story of four families of faith who discover that they have an LGBTQ child. Join us for the conversation, then afterwards go to fortheyknow.org and click on the PFLAG logo to access a special, PFLAG-only sneak preview of the film, from June 5th through June 8th. $2 from every $10 ticket purchased by clicking the PFLAG logo will support PFLAG.