The support organization celebrates its 45th anniversary this year.
One of the biggest reasons I hear from parents why they don't discuss gender and sexuality with their children is, "they're too young to understand." What I hear with that response is, "it's not something I understand or am comfortable speaking with them about." Children will learn anything we teach them.
My aunt used to tell me, "You're going to move to Mexico and fall and love with a beautiful Mexican woman and never come back." Well, part of that is true. I did fall in love, but it wasn't with a beautiful Mexican woman.
When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.
The event raised over $90,000 for "the nation's largest family and ally organization."
Dotty, we often called her, sometimes lived up to her name. She had an air-headiness about her, in part because she relayed every morsel of conversation with great, dramatic import. Think "breathy."
On December 29 in the year 2005, I had a whim -- why not start a blog about LGBT issues? It would be a fun way to share information about the community, I thought. So my website guy got me started on the blogware platform and I was off. I was 35 and antsy.
Learning from the past, from the wisdom of pioneers, is crucial for future generations. Following is a short personal history with a message of family love embodied in PFLAG pioneers - luminaries of LGBTQ activism - that should be captured and remembered.
Turns out, we were designed to live in the light. In fact, a healthy dose of daylight empowers growth and strength in humans, not just dandelions.
Diego made history in 2009 as the first openly transgender person to work as a senior legislative staffer on Capitol Hill and for historically testifying in 2008 to the U.S. House on ENDA.