The Steinman-Iacullo FamilyWayne Steinman, Hope Steinman-Iacullo, and Sal Iacullo at the “One Island, One Pride” Awards Ceremony (Photo by James Hanlon)

PFLAG NYC salutes Wayne Steinman and Sal Iacullo, who were jointly awarded the first-ever “One Island, One Pride” Award by the Staten Island LGBT Community Center in Tompkinsville on August 22, 2011. Residents of Staten Island for more than 20 years, Steinman and Iacullo have been involved in virtually every LGBT initiative in the borough during that time and have contributed mightily to making Staten Island more hospitable to LGBT people. Their involvement has run the gamut from political struggles in the fight for equality, assisting LGBT youth and their families on the island, to creating a supportive environment for same-sex couples raising children. Read more »

This coming Sunday, July 24, will be a joyous day for many families with LGBT members as marriage equality comes into effect. We look forward to seeing many happy couples and hearing the moving stories of long-time partners who can finally solemnize their relationships with official, equal recognition on that day.

NYC Announces Lottery for Marriage Spots on July 24

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PFLAG NYC in the Pride March in front of the historic Stonewall Inn

On Sunday, June 26, 2011, more than 120 people walked with PFLAG NYC in the LGBT Pride March and celebrated the historic achievement of marriage equality in New York.

One first time marcher said, “I had always heard that PFLAG got the biggest cheers, and it was really true!” Read more »

The TransParents Project will welcome Noah Lewis of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) at its meeting on Sunday, May 22, at 10:00 a.m. at the JCC Manhattan. Mr. Lewis will provide an overview of the landscape of transgender legal rights and challenges, as well as address questions specific to parents and other family members of transgender people. Read more »

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Marriage equality is on the agenda again in Albany, and we need PFLAG families to join the fight for equality.

As reported by the New York Times today, Governor Cuomo has promised to push to win marriage equality in New York State this year. His office has reached out to to PFLAG NYC and groups across the state to work together to achieve this important step for equality for same-sex couples in New York. Read more »

Blending rabbinic insights and humor, Andrea Myers shares heartwarming stories of life’s many journeys in her new book, “The Choosing.” Converting to Judaism and becoming a rabbi is just one part of Myers’ story, which also includes her coming out as a lesbian, building a life with her partner, and becoming a parent.

PFLAG NYC is joining Congregation Rodeph Sholom on the Upper West Side to co-sponsor a book party for Andrea Myers on May 3. Read more »