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About MetroDC PFLAG

Our Mission:Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the equality and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: Support to cope with an adverse society Education to enlighten an ill-informed public Advocacy to end discrimination.

“My Daughter Is A Lesbian”

A loving mother writes: “My daughter is a Lesbian. By all measures of accepted society, that is a pretty blunt statement. If I were an average mother, I wouldn’t even bring this assertion out and view it furtively, even when … Continue reading

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Good-Bye DOMA and Proposition 8, Hello Marriage!

Press release from PFLAG National today:   GOOD-BYE DOMA AND PROPOSITION 8, HELLO MARRIAGE! WASHINGTON – PFLAG National—the nation’s largest organization for families, friends and allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people – celebrated today’s victory at the … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: The Rainbow Flag

The original rainbow flag, hand-dyed by Gilbert Baker, first flew in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day parade on June 25, 1978.  The original 1978 flag consisted of eight stripes, with each stripe assigned a specific meaning.  From top to … Continue reading

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“Is PFLAG Still Relevent?” Uh… YEA!

This aired on NBC last night.  Watch this clip.  (Have tissues handy…you’ve been warned.)  Look into this young man’s eyes, and you can see clear to his heart.  You can feel both the ache and the hope.  Now imagine how … Continue reading

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Waiting on the Supreme Court Decisions

The Supreme Court is expected to issue its rulings on both the Prop 8 case and the case against DOMA this month.  The American Foundation for Equal Rights, which helped bring the Prop 8 case to trial released this graphic … Continue reading

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Metro DC PFLAG Joins DoMore24

Metro DC PFLAG is participating in this one-day, on-line fundraising initiative powered by the United Way. Do More 24™ is more than just one day of fundraising…it’s the next generation of online giving. We are creating a local movement that … Continue reading

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President Obama Proclaims Pride Month

White House has issued President Obama’s proclamation in recognition of LGBT Pride Month.  The message cites the president’s support for ENDA, the federal bill to overturn DOMA, and HIV reduction campaigns.   THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary … Continue reading

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