PFLAG NYC in the NYC Pride March

New York's Pride March is where PFLAG had its beginning. In 1972, Jeanne Manford marched in the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade carrying a sign that read, "Parents of Gays: Unite in Support for Our Children."

The Pride March is the premier event demonstrating the size, strength, and diversity of our community. Last year, more than 300 groups and 50 floats took part in the march.

Julie Tarney, Author of My Son Wears Heels: One Mom’s Journey from Clueless to Kickass, Will Speak at PFLAG NYC Upper West Side Meeting in April


Julie Tarney Speaking with the Safe Schools Program

In 1992, Julie Tarney’s two-year-old child, Harry, told her, “Inside my head I’m a girl.” So begins Julie’s tale of what it was like to raise her son in a time when terms like “gender non-conforming,” “gender-creative,” and “transgender” were rare or nonexistent.

It was a time when there were no books to guide her and Google and the internet didn’t exist, so there was no easy way to find information or community.

Mainstream “experts” theorized that a “sissy” boy was the result of a domineering mother. Many PFLAG parents have been there and will empathize. Julie refused to believe it. Without role models and fearful of being judged as a mom who was making her son “too feminine,” Julie embarked on an unexpected parenting path. Read more »

Come join PFLAG NYC at the LGBT Solidarity Rally at Stonewall National Monument in Greenwich Village on Saturday, February 4 at 2 p.m. Stand up to protect the civil rights of our LGBTQ loved ones and stand in solidarity with immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees and every person whose civil rights and dignity are under threat. Read more »

We are pleased to announce that TRANSformation is going to be performed again on Saturday, February 4, at 7 p.m. at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street. Admission to this performance is free. This performance was requested by the New York City Council and is supported by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

The November premier of TRANSformation was deeply moving and received glowing reviews. This special performance piece is an ensemble presentation of storytelling, readings, poetry, and other performances that bring to life the experiences of families with transgender and gender non-conforming children. It was created by PFLAG NYC and other families working with Houses on the Moon Theater Company. Read more »