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 >
What The Court Decisions Do:
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?
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 >
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.
“When More >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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!
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 >
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 >
Clinton declared unequivocally that LGBT rights are the same as racial equality and rights for women.
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 >
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 >
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.
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 >