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Caribou Coffee apologizes after erasing window art by local gay-straight alliance

Monday, September 30, 2013
NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- The Caribou Coffee chain is apologizing after a Chicago-area store erased window art completed by a local high school's gay-straight alliance. [ Read more → ]

Ad bureau dismisses complaints against ‘You’re having a lesbian!’ campaign

Friday, July 12, 2013
BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia – The Australian Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) has rejected complaints against a advertising campaign promoting the message “marriage equality is every family’s issue” as it could have a gay child were rejected by [ Read more → ]

PFLAG chapter in China demands marriage rights for their gay children

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
GUANGZHOU, China -- A PFLAG chapter in China has sent an open letter to delegates of China’s National People’s Congress demanding marriage equality for their children. [ Read more → ]
Suzanne Swan with President Obama at a White House ceremony on Friday (left). Jeanne Manford in a 1993 photo.Photo of Swan and Obama by Susan Walsh, Associated Press; Manford photo courtesy PFLAG.

Obama honors PFLAG founder with Presidential Citizens Medal

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Jeanne Manford, the pioneering straight ally in the gay rights movement, and the founder of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), was honored posthumously with the Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, at a White House ceremony on Friday. [ Read more → ]

Jeanne Manford, pioneering LGBT ally, founder of PFLAG, dies at 92

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Jeanne Manford, mother of gay rights activist Morty Manford, pioneering straight ally in the gay rights movement, and the founder of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), died at her home in Daly City, Calif., Tuesday. She was 92. Manford had been... [ Read more → ]

Advocacy groups denounce ‘Dr. Oz’ for debating merits of reparative therapy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Three of the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organizations on Wednesday denounced the syndicated "Dr. Oz" television show for airing an episode debating the merits of so-called reparative therapy, and for positioning a representative of the discredited National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) as an “expert.” [ Read more → ]

Longtime LGBT rights champion, former PFLAG president Elinor Lewallen dies

Monday, September 17, 2012
Elinor Lewallen, a longtime champion of equal rights for LGBT people, and President of PFLAG National in the late 1980s, has died, the organization announced Friday. She was 93. [ Read more → ]

PFLAG resource aims to help ‘change the hearts and minds of co-religionists’

Monday, July 9, 2012
My experience with the civil rights movement of the 1960s (yes, I am that old), makes me realize that the civil rights legislation that ultimately became the law of the land for racial, ethnic, and religious minorities could not have passed without the support of the white majority. More so, it required a real change in attitude on the part of a number of religious traditions and their support to make it a reality... [ Read more → ]

PFLAG kicks off 40th anniversary with year-long look at fight for LGBT equality

Friday, June 29, 2012
WASHINGTON -- PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), the nation's largest grassroots-based non-profit for families, friends, and straight allies of LGBT people on Friday kicked off its milestone 40th anniversary year campaign, "PFLAG Then & Now…40 Years of Family and Ally Voices." [ Read more → ]

LGBT advocates distribute school flyers to counter anti-gay message by PFOX

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- A group of LGBT advocates announced Wednesday they had delivered 50,000 flyers to high school students in Montgomery County, Md., aimed at dispelling myths about what it means to be gay. [ Read more → ]

PFLAG opens national conference with keynote address by Dr. Jill Biden

Friday, November 4, 2011
PFLAG opened its bi-annual National Convention on Friday with a keynote address by Dr. Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, who told the crowd of attendees, "As a teacher and a mom, I know what Jeanne Manford knew -- that there is a direct connection between acceptance and positive, healthy outcomes in every important area of life, including education, mental health, and physical health." [ Read more → ]
Adele Starr

Gay rights activist, PFLAG’s first national president Adele Starr dies at 90

Monday, December 13, 2010
Adele Starr, a Brentwood, Calif., mother of five who overcame dismay at her son’s homosexuality to become a leading voice for gay rights and marriage equality, and eventually the first national president of PFLAG, died Friday. She was 90. [ Read more → ]
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