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 »

Ami Kaplan, a licensed psychotherapist and social worker, with a specialty in transgender mental health will speak at the TransParents Project, PFLAG NYC’s support group dedicated to parents and families of transgender people, on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Read more »

A Record Month for the Safe Schools Program!

In February, the Safe Schools Program of PFLAG NYC put on programs for 1,200 students in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. It was a record for a single month.

PFLAG NYC's Safe Schools Team at Lyons Community SchoolThe Safe Schools Team at Lyons Community School in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with Principal Taeko Onishi. PFLAG NYC spoke with 150 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades at the school on February 10.

The Safe Schools Program fights homophobia and fosters respect for diversity in schools. PFLAG NYC’s volunteer speakers are the heart of the program. Speaking to groups of high school or middle school students, they share their personal and family stories. These talks open a dialogue with the young people that helps dispel fear and ignorance. Often the program is the first time that students have heard a respectful conversation about gay people, or heard a parent express love and pride in having a child who is LGBT. Read more »

On January 27, PFLAG NYC joins with Ma’yan, the JCC in Manhattan, Gender Spectrum, Scenarios USA, Keshet, and Congregation Beth Simhat Torah for an evening of exploration of gender, with a focus on gender non-conforming youth, through the films of The Youth and Gender Media Project and Scenarios USA. Read more »