Marc Adams

Marc Adams is the author of nine books including his award-winning autobiography, The Preacher’s Son, five collections of poetry, and his most recent book, It’s Not About You: Understanding Coming Out & Self Acceptance. His awards include the Silver Pen Award and Lambda Literary Award.

Marc Adams is also the founder and executive director of HeartStrong, an educational non-profit organization that provides support and outreach to LGBT students from religious educational institutions who are struggling with feeling that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). The HeartStrong Outreach Team has driven over 327,000 miles in the past nine years. Read more »

Get tickets now for the PFLAG NYC Awards Dinner on October 10

Please join us at the PFLAG NYC Awards Dinner on Monday, October 10, as we celebrate the many ways in which families and allies are creating a more accepting, more equal world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Tickets are available now.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Sandra Lee of the Food Network and Semi-Homemade Magazine will be recognized as family allies for marriage equality. Both spoke out passionately about their gay relatives and why marriage equality was important to their families. PFLAG has long held that sharing our families’ own stories of having LGBT loved ones is the most powerful way we have to increase understanding and fight for full equality for all our family members. Read more »

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

Learn more details and share your family’s marriage story with PFLAG

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 »