How We Can Help
LGBTQ persons and families face unique issues and challenges. Whether for yourself or someone you love, learning more matters. Whether at a local school or at the dinner table, knowledge is power. PFLAG publishes helpful, informative pamphlets. Request a specific pamphlet or guide - we work with local public schools to reduce bullying, provide training for teachers, coaches, administrators, and counselors. We will to speak at your event or conduct a workshop.
In 1972, Jeanne Manford started an international movement when she marched with her son Mortie in New York’s Gay Pride Parade. Enraged that her son had been beaten at a gay rights protest two months before while police did nothing, she carried a sign at the Pride march that said, “Parents of Gays: Unite in Support of Our Children.” Thirty years later, PFLAG includes more than 500 chapters nationwide, over 200,000 members, supporters, and affiliates.
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Support & Resources
- Silver City’s Listening Ear 575-590-8797
- Agora Crisis Center (UNM) 1-866-HELP-1-NM. In Abq. 505-277-3013.
- Rape Crisis Hotline 505-988-1951
- Crisis Helpline 505-820-6333
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Benjamin Reyes of Anthony, NM is the 2018 recipient of the Nancy Kailing Memorial Scholarship given by PFLAG Silver City.
is completing his BA degree in education at WNMU, majoring in Early Childhood Education, with a Bilingual Education endorsement and TESOL certification. "I've already started working on my Masters here at WNMU, so the PFLAG scholarship really helps. Someday, I hope to have an EdD and payback to public education in New Mexico for all that it has afforded to me," Reyes said.
PFLAG's vision is to create a world where difference is celebrated, and all people are valued inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Its mission of support, education, and advocacy guides the work on this important goal.