National PFLAG is the nation’s largest support group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. It currently boasts some 200,000 members and has grown to more than 350 local chapters. Now more than 40 years old, PFLAG has evolved into a powerful engine of support, education, and advocacy relating to a broad range of issues, including discrimination against LGBTQ people; so-called reparative therapy that attempts to “cure” homosexuality; marriage equality for same-sex couples; human sexuality; and hate crimes law. The organization also supports the families and friends of the LGBTQ community.

PFLAG grew out of the early 1970s activism that followed the Stonewall riots in New York City. Morty Manford, who had been at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 when the bar was raided ...

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