Earlier this month I had the honor to walk in the DC Pride parade with the non-profit PFlag DC! One of my best friends is on the Board of Directors for this organization whose mission is to help keep families together and promotes equality and the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) people and their families through support, education, and advocacy.
As I was reading about their mission it made me think about how important it is to have organizations like this that are in the corner of those that may feel like they have no one. I feel very blessed that I grew up in a household where we were taught to love and accept everyone and to not judge others so quickly because everyone has a story or a struggle that on the outside you may not always see. Unfortunately, there are many that do not grow up in homes with these same kind of views. To really understand PFlag DC’s impact on families check out these amazing and personal stories.
For my first Gay Pride Parade in DC let me tell you that it was a feeling that was truly memorable. Hearing people cheering on Pflag DC you could automatically feel the energy of how this organization has personally affected that individual cheering in the crowd or maybe it has helped a loved one that they know. Then to the hugs and kind words of support it gave me a glimmer of hope that one day we can all unite together so our LGBTQ friends can live how they want to live and love who they want to love.
If you would like to volunteer, donate, or if you are interested in their services for yourself, family member, or a friend follow this link!
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