A historic first will happen at the PFLAG NYC Awards Dinner on October 11. When Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, receives the first-ever “Stay Close” Sports Leadership Award at the dinner, he will speak to an audience that includes representation from America’s big four sports leagues: the National Football League, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball. Read more »

Until February of this year, Brian Burke was an ordinary father with a gay son. He’d known Brendan was gay for three years, loved him and supported him, but gay advocacy wasn’t his mission. If anyone was going to change the world, it was Brendan. Read more »

On September 26, PFLAG NYC will join with thousands of New Yorkers to stand up for fairness and equality by marching across the Brooklyn Bridge in the 7th NYC Wedding March. PFLAG NYC is a community partner of the the march, rally and community festival organized by Marriage Equality New York (MENY) to raise awareness about the inequality faced by same-sex couples and their families. Read more »

New York Governor David Paterson signed the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) into law on Wednesday, September 8. The legislation protects students from bullying and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, as well as other protected categories, including race, gender, religion, and disability. Read more »