Be an Advocate

Be an Advocate! Speak Out for the Sake of Equality

PFLAG advocates for LGBT equality through civil rights legislation and legal protections. Read more about PFLAG National’s advocacy efforts.

LGBT persons face discrimination at school, on the job, and in their family lives. They are more likely than their peers to be harassed at school, to be the victims of violent hate crimes, to be turned down for employment, to be fired, and to be asked to leave their religious communities. Many of us feel the need to speak out on behalf of our children and friends who are unjustly deprived of fundamental human and civil rights. That’s why advocacy is an important part of PFLAG’s mission. Let your views be heard! Take advantage of opportunities to support equal rights and treatment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth and adults. Throughout the year, PFLAG is asked to provide testimony at school board, city and county council meetings, and occasionally, state and federal legislative hearings. The people that invite us are most interested in having citizens from their district testify. In addition to testifying at public hearings, calls, emails, and letters are very effective. Sign up for our action alerts to stay informed. Metro DC PFLAG represents more than 400 members in the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs, as well as the District. We must advantage of every opportunity to educate law and policy makers on all levels of government. If you are interested, please email or call the office.

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