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WATCH: Rachel Maddow's Beautiful Eulogy For PFLAG Founder

Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Jeanne Manford, the founder of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), died on Tuesday at the age of 92. After a week of tribut...

PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Dies At 92

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Jeanne Manford, the founder of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and an all-around pioneering straight ally in the LGBT right...

A Journey of Gifts

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 02.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Marsha Aizumi

Four years ago this month, my daughter fearfully looked across a table at me and said the words that would forever change my life: "I want to transition to be a boy."

Waving My PFLAG

Aundaray Guess | Posted 02.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Aundaray Guess

PFLAG asked me to be a speaker in their Safe Schools program, which brings LGBT people and their parents, families and friends to schools to share their experiences in order to combat prejudice. My experience with the organization has debunked many of my preconceived notions.

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Donate To PFLAG

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Send PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford A Message On Her 92nd Birthday

Posted 02.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Today is the 92nd birthday of Jeanne Manford, the founder of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). Forty years ago, at a time when the ...

Getting Straight Allies Out Of The Closet

Jean-Marie Navetta | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Jean-Marie Navetta

Today, Oct. 8, in honor of the upcoming National Coming Out Day, we are launching a new resource: the Straight for Equality Ally Spectrum, where straight allies can find the tools to help them come out as allies.

From Both Sides Now

Donna Red Wing | Posted 10.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

I have been fighting for LGBT equality for nearly three decades and this issue has always come up. What do we do with our allies? What role should they play?

Putting the B in PFLAG

A.J. Walkley | Posted 10.06.2012 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

Last week I was brought into a Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) meeting in the state of Arizona to discuss my book, Queer Greer, and share my personal story as a bisexual person.

Meet Jared Harrison, PFLAG Director Of Development, Gay Men's Chorus Member

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.31.2012 | DC

For this installment of The Huffington Post's "My D.C." Q&A series, we talked with Jared Harrison, director of development for Parents, Families and F...

Voice To Voice: PFLAG's Rhodes Perry And GLSEN's Shawn Gaylord Discuss Fighting Bullying

Posted 07.06.2012 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Gay Voices is dedicated to discussing issues surrounding bullying and the fight to end bullying. In the last six weeks we've featured seve...

Lila Shapiro

For 40 Years, PFLAG Has Helped Pave The Way For Acceptance

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Before the president of the United States declared that he personally supported the rights of same-sex couples to marry, there was Jeanne Manford. ...

Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All

Jody Huckaby | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Jody Huckaby

For too many of our children, attending school can be a frightening experience. As parents, families, friends, and allies we need to do something to make schools safer for ALL students.

PFLAG Holds Israeli Pinkwashing Event (Updated)

Katherine Franke | Posted 04.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Katherine Franke

PFLAG, Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a national organization that "promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

For The Love Of God: LGBTQ Allies In Faith

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Nancy Cronk

Being a compassionate human being is not the same as endorsing, condoning, or encouraging one sexual orientation over another. It is about compassion and justice.

Out In The Silence is a Powerful Documentary

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

Out in the Silence chronicles the journey of Joe Wilson to his boyhood home of Oil City, a small town in western Pennsylvania, after declaring his wedding to Dean Hamer in his hometown paper.

DC Mayor Adrian Fenty is M.I.A. for LGBT community

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lane Hudson

Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has made it clear that he has no pride in D.C.'s LGBT community. When he was elected, many believed that he was the...

Sigourney Weaver And Cast Of Prayers For Bobby Offer Hope To LGBT Youth

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

Service comes in many forms. In my article last week I discussed how positive images in television are serving LGBT youth. As Pride month comes to c...

A Mother, Her Son and a Test of America's New Foreign Policy

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Because until the search for Aeryn is taken seriously, we cannot truly say that LGBT equality - and respect for the dignity of LGBT people - is a pillar of U.S. foreign policy.

Change, Coming from the Heartland

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

We may be able to build the foundations today that will spell victory for our families tomorrow, when we once again face ballot box battles like Prop 8 in California.

Ryan's Hope

Steve Ralls | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Ralls

When families reject their lesbian, gay and bisexual children, it has a dramatic impact on the long-term health and well-being of those young people.

Welcoming An Education Secretary Who Champions Safe Schools

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

After eight years of policy that has left too many children -- especially LGBT children -- behind, a Duncan era could signal the first real opportunity for concerned parents to have a seat at the table.

Parents Take on a Proposition in the Golden State

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

As California voters get ready to weigh in, on November 4, on Proposition 8, some unlikely heroes are rising up in the Golden State and speaking out ...

Gold, Light, 'Crisis,' and Compassion

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Ralls

Openly gay furniture designer Mitchell Gold is most well-known for lush and plush home decor, but what some in the LGBT community may not be as aware ...

What Governor Palin Needs to Know About 'Love'

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Palin needs to know the truth about Love Won Out, and America's parents and families need to know what Governor Palin thinks about harmful, anti-gay conferences.