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Dear PFLAGer:

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.

Taking care of me


Self care is critical

With so many PFLAGers taking action on #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd, and a pandemic forcing people to radically change the ways they live, work, socialize, and survive, self-care is CRITICAL. That's why we are re-elevating this information this week. Our colleagues at the Mayo Clinic have some great suggestions for basic self-care, while M-Pact Social Action has a fantastic video focusing on self-care for activists.


Three Steps to Being...a Better Champion for Inclusion (While You’re Stuck at Home)

Just because you’re staying in doesn’t mean doesn’t mean your ally skills should slow down! So, stay safe and take these steps to engage:

  1. Learn: Check out the resources available at to help you take the next step on your diversity & inclusion journey.
  2. Watch: PFLAG Academy On Demand includes multiple sessions on creating more diverse and inclusive PFLAG Chapters including Powerful Partnerships: Making Diversity & Inclusion Successful in PFLAG Chapters and Family Acceptance Within Families of Color (encore presentation, May 2020).
  3. Share: Use social media to elevate resources – including films, books, media, activists/advocates, and organizations – that helped you learn more about the realities facing LGBTQ+ people of color and their families.    
3 steps to be a better ally to trans


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. 

Something to Talk About...Live!

Join PFLAG National live this Thursday, June 4th at 4:30 PM ET/1:30 PM PT for Something to Talk About Live, where this week we'll be discussing LGBTQ+ music and Pride with Darryl W. Bullock, author of David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music. You can watch live on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter.

For more information--and to check out our discussion questions in advance--visit

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 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. 

Remember: We're here to help. Find us all at

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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