Advocacy

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED

Although we realize everyone is at a different stage in their process of coming out or coming to terms with their GLBT family member or friend, we also encourage you to “Take a Stand”. Members of PFLAG Twin Cities work to support local, state and national legislation designed to assure the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons. We do this through letter-writing campaigns, annual lobby days at the State Capitol, and various print/TV/and other marketing campaigns.

WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER RIGHTS?

GLBT rights are not special rights. PFLAG works to achieve equal civil rights for all people, including our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) loved ones. Because our GLBT children, friends and family members deserve the same rights as our straight ones; because discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is still legal; because a GLBT person can be fired from their job simply because of who they love or how they express their gender; because same gender couples cannot legally be married in all 50 US states; because GLBT youth face constant harassment and abuse in schools across the country; because the road to full equality and acceptance is a long one PFLAG NEEDS YOU to stand up and join us in our work. YOUR LOVED ONES NEED YOU to take a stand for fairness. By being open about yourself and your family, you are already helping to dispel misinformation and fear. You can take the next step by joining our PFLAG chapter as we support, educate and advocate for a better world.