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PFLAG Dad David’s remarks at Freedom to Marry Rally

David and Tori Stivers, with their son, Grant

David Stivers, the Co-President of PFLAG Atlanta recently spoke on October 23 at Georgia Equality’s Rally for Marriage in Atlanta, Georgia, where marriage supporters made the case that Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens should stop defending marriage More >

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Fortunate Families Catholic Parents Retreat on Nov 10th 2013

Kathy Farrell, is one of the leaders of Fortunate Families, a group of Catholic parents who have LGBT children. She gave the homily on Sunday Sep 29th during mass at The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Atlanta where she shared her story. 

 An afternoon retreat for Catholic parents of gay More >

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What Actually Happened At The Supreme Court | Buzzfeed

The Supreme Court issued two big decisions on Wednesday. So, what did the decisions do? What did the decisions not do? What remains up in the air?

What The Court Decisions Do:

In the first case, Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act — the portion of the 1996 law that defined “marriage” and More >

YouTube Celebrates Gay Pride With Proud To Love VIDEO

Like so many other companies and websites, YouTube has joined the celebration that has resulted from the Supreme Court verdicts and the video they have created is one of the most touching of all.

The clip is compiled from various YouTube videos of everything from coming out confessionals and gay

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BREAKING: Supreme Court finds DOMA unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other married couples.

The decision is a landmark win for the More >

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President Obama Awards Jeanne Manford Presidential Citizens Medal

From PFLAG National: This morning, Feb 15, 2013 at the White House, President Obama awarded the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal to PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford. Mrs. Manford’s daughter, Suzanne Swan, accepted the award on behalf of her mother, who passed away last month, at the age of 92.

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‘Creating Change’ is coming to Atlanta January 23-27, 2013

Creating Change 2013!

The National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change is coming to Atlanta! Yes, from January 23-27, 2013 at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel in Downtown Atlanta, thousands of LGBT and allied people will convene to build the grassroots power of our movement for freedom, justice More >

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How a Queens Home Became a Cradle of the Gay Rights Movement – NYTimes.com

David W. Dunlap/The New York TimesThe home of the Manford family from the 1950s through the 1990s stands on 171st Street, between 35th and 33rd Avenues, in Queens.

The Manfords’ door on 171st Street in Queens was always open, especially if you were a young gay man whose own family had closed the More >

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The passing of PFLAG’s founder, Jeanne Manford

From PFLAG National Executive Director, Jody Huckaby:

Today, January 8th 2013, the world has lost a pioneer: Jeanne Manford, the founder of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and the Mother of the Straight Ally movement.

Jeanne was one of the fiercest fighters in the battle More >

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The Atlanta Police Department says “It Gets Better”

Twenty-three gay and lesbian officers shared their personal stories of coming out in an “It Gets Better” video as part of a global movement to help young people struggling with their sexuality and gender identity.

The video was shown for the first time to the public Wednesday at the Phillip Rush More >

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Thank you for an incredible Atlanta Pride 2012!

 

A simple thank you from all of us at PFLAG Atlanta for making our day, and our year! Today you marched for all of us — for equality, acceptance and love. You brightened the hearts of the 200,000 people who had gathered to see you. We were 128 strong this year and every year our numbers More >
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PFLAG National Responds to Chick-Fil-A Controversy

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)—the nation’s original family and ally organization, and the largest grassroots-based non-profit for families, friends, and allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people—issued the following statement More >

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Protect the Children (and mean it) from WakingUpNow.com

From Waking Up Now: We know that campaigners for Prop 8 were claiming gays are 12 times more likely than straights to molest children. This is the most vicious sort of lie told about the gay community. This video is meant to arm people with the truth to combat this evil.

Lots of lies out there More >

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Out with the Stars: The PFLAG Atlanta Fundraiser and Awards Dinner

We’re excited to announce the PFLAG Atlanta Fundraiser and Awards Dinner entitled Out with the Stars to be held on June 23rd 2012 at the gorgeous Labella at Lambert Place.

We will be honoring parents, educators, students and nonprofits that are doing outstanding work to increase equality and More >

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PFLAG : A History in Parental Love

They tell the stories as though it all happened yesterday:

“As we marched the parade route, so many people came up an hugged me and cried and talked about their own parents,” says Jeanne Manford, the pioneer of the PFLAG movement.

“We called a convention in our home, with 30 to 35 people. We sent More >

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The Prop 8 Trial : The Play

Watch the Prop 8 play reflecting real events at the trial – Where else can you interest your straight friends to watch an movie with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and so many other stars!

Washington legislature passes marriage equality

As anticipated, a proposed marriage equality bill passed the Washington House tonight, with a final vote tally of 55-43. The bill passed the state Senate last week, and now moves to Governor Chris Gregoire, who has pledged to sign it into law. Because there is no emergency clause in the bill, the More >

Prop 8 unconstitutional: The sanctity of marriage equality – Guest Voices – The Washington Post

Prop 8 unconstitutional: The sanctity of marriage equality – Guest Voices – The Washington Post.

 

California’s Proposition 8, the 2008 referendum that amended that state’s Constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman, has been overturned by a federal appeals panel in San Francisco.This is More >

VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech today on LGBT rights

Clinton declared unequivocally that LGBT rights are the same as racial equality and rights for women.

via VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech today on LGBT rights.

 

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today delivered what LGBT advocates are callinga More >

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Gay Won’t Go Away, Genetic or Not – NYTimes.com

Gay Won’t Go Away, Genetic or Not – NYTimes.com.

Genetic or Not, Gay Won’t Go Away By

BORN this way.

That has long been one of the rallying cries of a movement, and sometimes the gist of its argument. Across decades of widespread ostracism, followed by years of patchwork acceptance More >

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Atlanta Police LGBT Liaison, Officer Brian Sharp speaks to PFLAG Atlanta

On Sunday Apr 17th we heard from Officer Brian Sharp, the LGBT liaison for the Atlanta Police Department. [From the GA Voice] As an openly gay man and APD officer, Sharp said he was honored when Chief George Turner and Mayor Kasim Reed asked him to take on the duty of being the department’s second More >

Spring Events: LGBT parties from HRC to MondoHomo

PFLAG Atlanta’s Out in the Garden fundraiser May 14 will raise money and amplify the group’s local presence.This is PFLAG Atlanta’s first event of such a large scale. A DJ will be on hand, as will hors d’oeuvres and mixed drinks.

Spring Events: LGBT parties from HRC to MondoHomo.

Wayne Besen: Why I Support J. Crews Controversial Pink Toenail Ad

It was my senior year of high school and our basketball team was playing our rivals. As the team’s captain, I knew I had to carry the team on my shoulders if we had a chance to win. Despite my 25 points and 15 rebounds, we still lost to a team with superior talent.

Following our defeat, our angry More >

Delaware House Passes Landmark Civil Unions Bill « Human Rights Campaign | HRC Back Story

Earlier this evening the Delaware House of Representatives passed a civil unions bill by a vote of 26 to 15. SB 30, which passed the state Senate earlier this month, will allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions giving them all of the rights, benefits, and obligations of marriage under More >

MSNBC’s O’Donnell Gives Props to Courage Campaign for Converting NOM Rep to Marriage Equality : LGBT | POV

On his Wednesday night MSNBC show The Last Word, Lawrence O’Donnell outlined how persistent polite encounters between Courage Campaign staffers and the National Organization for Marriage’s Louis Marinelli during last summer’s NOM Bus Tour changed Marinelli’s mind about marriage equality. He wrote a More >

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