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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A birth certificate is more than just a document – it’s the foundation of an individual’s identity.
Sen. Jacob Candelaria, Rep. Debbie Armstrong, Transgender Resource Center of NM, and the National Center for Transgender Equality have helped our proposal to let transgender New Mexicans confirm affirm their gender identity on their birth certificate made the news! Our initiative to ban the discriminatory “queer and trans panic” defense – a legal defense for harming an LGBTQ+ person – was also covered - we're working to ensure that we bring NM criminal code into the modern era.
Ally of the Year Award
Ally of the Year Award nominations are open! In 2019 the award will go to a business that is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community. Email your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations close on February 15, 2019.