Welcome to PFLAG Richmond!
We are part of a national organization that works to promote the dignity and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and gender non-conforming people.
We envision a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Come and join us! Support - Advocacy - Education
February 12, 2019:
March 12, 2019:
Trace Hernandez of Equality Virginia
Trans People Will Not Be Erased
According to a memo obtained by the New York Times, the Trump administration is reportedly seeking to narrowly define gender as strictly biological and unchangeable, based by the genitalia at birth.
PFLAG Richmond and the National Organization believe that this is part of a systematic effort to deny protection to transgender and gender-fluid individuals and we wholeheartedly oppose this measure. We stand with our transgender loved ones and all the members of the transgender community.
You are not alone; we are with you and will fight for you.
Gender Neutral Option on NYC Birth Certificates
As of January 1, 2019, a non-binary gender label, gender "X", is now available on New York City birth certificates. Those born in the Big Apple can also apply to have the gender marker changed on their birth certificates by simply submitting a notarized application, rather than to furnish a signed affidavit from a healthcare provider The office of Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted that ""Our city respects your gender identity and the right to have it affirmed on your birth certificate." Right on, NYC!!
Support Your Transgender Child
Having a child come out as transgender is a big adjustment for all family members. Support your child by educating yourself, using their desired name and pronoun, and following their lead. Most important, tell them that you've got their back and that you love them just the way they are.