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Calling PFLAG Florida Chapters to Action – Equality Florida Lobby Days

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No voice is more powerful or persuasive than that of a PFLAG member or supporter. People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+), and their parents, families, friends, and allies, know firsthand the impact of discriminatory laws.

Greater Orlando PFLAG works to support LGBTQ+ kids and help ensure their families are legally protected from discrimination, harassment, and harm in all settings.

Across the country, hundreds of anti-trans bills are under consideration in state legislatures. “Medical bans” criminalize treating a transgender child under the age of 18, imposing penalties on parents and health care providers. Families need to be free to access care that is in their child’s best interest. Last year, we saw Florida legislators pass laws that hurt working families and punish trans kids. On September 27, 2021, Rep. Anthony Sabatini filed legislation  456.0335 Vulnerable Child Protection Act that could prosecute doctors who perform gender-affirming surgeries and hormone reassignment treatment on transgender children.

goPFLAG is joining Equality Florida at their 2022 Lobby Days Program in Tallahassee, FL, where you will have the chance to meet with your lawmakers and make a difference! 

We will travel to Tallahassee and meet with lawmakers to hold them accountable and fight for pro-equality legislation! Not only are we advocating for LGBTQ rights, but also for rights and justice for all marginalized communities. With a Trans Youth Medical Care Ban Bill filed, we know we must do everything we can to fight against these attacks.

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Thank you so much for your support and commitment to full Equality in Florida. Don’t hesitate to reach out to for more information.

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Fall Fiesta in the Park (Outreach Event)

Greater Orlando PFLAG’s volunteers spent the weekend hosting a tent at Fall Fiesta in the Park, at Lake Eola.  Our tent was located near the same location that we had during Come Out with Pride last month. This was our first time hosting a table at a non-LGBTQ related public event.  We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of interest and appreciation we received from guests. Some people donated before they even knew what PFLAG was all about!

It was a great experience. Some family members shared their stories, some parents encouraged their LGBTQ-curious child to pick the LGBTQ flag they liked. In at least two cases, we think the parent suspected their child is possibly LGBTQ+ and in both cases, they chose the bisexual flag. Many children and adults had lots of questions too. For the first time in a long while, we finally feel we’re connecting to the right folks who need our services.

We look forward to participating in this event in the future Fall and Spring seasons. Hopefully, we will have the opportunity for more volunteers to be involved and share this wonderful experience. Also, many thanks to the following volunteers who made this event happen: Jerry, Debbie, Susan, Barnett, Greg, Sue, Tom, Ann, Lupe. I cannot thank you all enough; you are a wonderful team.

Warmest Regards,
Jerry Collins

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Subscribe to Receive SMS Reminders

You can now subscribe to Greater Orlando PFLAG’s SMS service to receive support meeting and event reminders via text on your mobile phone.  There are three ways to subscribe:

  1. Scan the QR Code (image) above from a secondary screen with your smartphone camera, then click the phone number link when it is shown.
  2. If you are viewing this post on your smartphone, click SUBSCRIBE.
  3. Send a new SMS/Text to (407) 594-7001 with the word: subscribe

We will send reminders periodically.  You can unsubscribe at any time by texting the word: stop

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Domain & Website Changes

Domain & Website Changes

You may or may not have noticed, but we’ve been making some backend changes to our pflagorlando.org domain and website. We’ve decided to purchase the new domain name of goPFLAG.org, which stands for Greater Orlando PFLAG.  This is a better fit as we’ve expanded our meeting locations to 2 new satellite sites.  Both domains now point to the same website hosting and DNS providers. We’ve also fully migrated to a new and secure cloud hosting service. Your feedback is welcome and we hope you enjoy these new changes.

Warmest Regards,
Jerry Collins