The Board of Directors hosted PFLAG NYC’s 50th Anniversary Gala on June 5, 2023, for a night of celebration, recognition, and appreciation!

For five decades, PFLAG NYC has provided support, education, and advocacy to parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals in the New York City metropolitan area. We’ve come a long way in 50 years, but much work must be done to advance LGBTQ+ equality and create a more inclusive society for all.

All proceeds from the gala went towards supporting PFLAG NYC’s ongoing work to provide support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. We are thrilled that so many of you joined us for this unforgettable night and have continued to support us in our mission – here’s to another 50 years and beyond!

We enjoyed celebrating with you!

Hosted by Joe Fryer

A decade into his tenure with NBC News, Joe Fryer keeps one foot firmly planted in the traditional TV side of the business, while
his other foot is grounded in the streaming world.
He anchors the morning hours of NBC News NOW, the network’s fast-growing streaming platform. He also hosts PopStart and
other segments on Saturday TODAY. And his reporting is featured regularly on TODAY, NBC Nightly News, and MSNBC.

In 2022, Joe was named “Journalist of the Year” by the Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists (NLGJA) and won a GLAAD Media Award
for his reporting on HIV/AIDS.  During his career, he has been honored with four national Edward R. Murrow Awards, including one for writing.  His awards shelf also includes 19 regional Emmys, 11 regional Murrows, two National Headliners, and three Sigma Delta Chi Awards.  At the network level, he has been nominated for four national Emmys.

Honor & Celebrate

Former Executive Director Drew Tagliabue

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Members of the PFLAG NYC Founding Families

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Papi Juice Collective

Beth Leavel

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Seth Rudetsky

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Photos from the Event

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