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  • PFLAG National Glossary of Terms

    "The power of language to shape our perceptions of other people is immense. Precise use of terms in regards to gender and sexual orientation can have a significant impact on demystifying many of the misperceptions associated with these concepts. However, the vocabulary of both continues to evolve, and there is not universal agreement about the definitions of many terms. A good best practice is to ask people what the words they use to describe themselves mean for them and how they would like you to use language when talking with or about them." Learn more: https://pflag.org/glossary

  • When a Loved One Comes Out

    When a child or a loved one comes out–that is, they’ve shared with you that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+)–it might be a surprise, it might be something you’ve had an inkling about, and in both cases, you might not be prepared for the next steps. Learn more: https://pflag.org/comingout

  • Gender Unicorn

    Example of how to fill out your own Gender Unicorn: Many people were curious if agender and asexual people were included in this graphic. In short, they are. For example, identifying on the left of the sexuality spectra would indicate no attraction. Each arrow is a sliding scale, not a checkbox. Changes from The Genderbread Person You may recognize this graphic as similar to The Genderbread Person by itspronouncedmetrosexual. We created this graphic with significant changes to more accurately portray the distinction between gender, sex assigned at birth, and sexuality. Ultimately, we wanted to recognize genders outside of the western gender binary, which the Genderbread Person does not. Not all trans people exist on a scale of womanhood and manhood. There are several other issues with this graphic such as the use of the inaccurate term “biological sex,” the use of “asex” (which fails to recognize that everyone has sex characteristics prescribed to them), and several other issues with terminology and presentation. Learn more: https://transstudent.org/gender/

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  • Contact | PFLAG Rome GA

    Home About Get Involved Rome Pride 2022 Resources More CONNECT WITH us! Interested in learning more about PFLAG or have other relevant comments, questions, or concerns? Let's connect! Rome, GA pflagromega@gmail.com For all media requests, please contact: Laura McGinnis at lmcginnis@pflag.org . Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • PFLAG Rome Georgia | About

    VISION & MISSION PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated, and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed, inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. ​ Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another and educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value, and affirm LGBTQ people. Love & Compassion PFLAG believes that lives are transformed by unconditional love. To help people achieve this, we recognize we must exercise compassion for ourselves and others willing to take the journey toward love and acceptance. LEADERSHIP PFLAG believes in the responsibility of leading by example. As leaders, we work to join together as families, allies and LGBTQ people to fulfill our shared vision to achieve full legal equality and societal inclusion. To do this, we commit to listening, supporting and responding in building relationships with those we serve. ​ DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PFLAG believes that the things that make us diverse are what makes us powerful. To ensure that we are being inclusive and respectful of everyone we serve, we commit to listening, learning and engaging with diverse communities. We believe true inclusion means to meet others where they are, acknowledging and embracing their stories. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PFLAG believes that we are measured by our words and actions. We commit to empowering people in our communities to join together to transform the places where they live. In partnership with others, we are united to advocate for change toward full equality. LIFELONG LEARNING PFLAG believes learning is the key to positive change and inclusion. Therefore, we commit to providing and involving ourselves in ongoing learning opportunities to continually broaden our worldview, overcome misinformation and bias, in order to live our values. History of PFLAG The idea for PFLAG began in 1972 when Jeanne Manford marched with her son, Morty, in New York’s Christopher Street Liberation Day March, the precursor to today’s Pride parade. After many gay and lesbian people ran up to Jeanne during the parade and begged her to talk to their parents, she decided to begin a support group. The first formal meeting took place on March 11, 1973 at the Metropolitan-Duane Methodist Church in Greenwich Village (now the Church of the Village). Approximately 20 people attended. ​ In the next years, through word of mouth and community need, similar groups sprang up around the country, offering “safe havens” and mutual support for parents with gay and lesbian children. Following the 1979 National March for Gay and Lesbian Rights, representatives from these groups met for the first time in Washington, DC. By 1980, PFLAG, then known as Parents FLAG, began to distribute information to educational institutions and communities of faith nationwide, establishing itself as a source of information for the general public. When “Dear Abby” mentioned PFLAG in one of her advice columns, we received more than 7,000 letters requesting information. In 1981, members decided to launch a national organization. The first PFLAG National office was established in Los Angeles under founding president–and PFLAG LA founder–Adele Starr. ​ Learn more on PFLAG's national website . Get Involved Our chapter thrives off the love and passion of our volunteers! Everyone has valuable skills and energy to contribute, whether one-time or ongoing. We encourage our PFLAG members and supporters to become a PFLAG volunteer. Your participation will help us grow the chapter and continue our work with the LGBTQ+ community in Rome and beyond! VOLUNTEER bECOME A pflag mEMBER, TODAY! PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. As a member, personally advance the vital mission of PFLAG both nationally and in our local community. JOIN NOW

  • About | PFLAG Rome GA

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