Stories

Shared by allies, community members, and other friends of PFLAG Charlotte

Let Us Never Forget, a Guest Post by Devin Green

This year, at least 34 transgender individuals have been killed, the highest number since the Human Rights Campaign began tracking it in 2013. The sad reality is that, not only have the lives of at least 34 people been cut short, many of their killers will walk free. The trans panic defense, which is currently […]Read More

On Fatherhood and Faith, a guest post by Rick Norwood

When my son Justin came out his junior year in high school, my wife and I were supportive and, in many ways, there was very little change in our relationship.   Justin had an excellent group of friends and other kind and supportive adults in his life and he was extremely independent and confident, so we […]Read More

“Supporting my Transgender Loved One”, a guest post by Annabelle Pardo

My journey began four years ago when our smart, introverted child, took on an unrecognizable attitude. My child had recently turned 15, so my husband and I assumed that she was simply showing the “symptoms” of adolescence.  Nevertheless, we were still very worried and wanted to help our child. We had noticed shifts — more […]Read More

“She’s So Pretty: Loving My Transgender Daughter”, a guest post by Amy Foster

Beaming at me, he said, “I can’t wait until everyone sees me and says ‘SHE’S so pretty’” I knew then our lives would change forever.Read More

“Welcome and Faith Communities: Part 2”, a guest post by Tracy Watts, Documentary Artist

“The words that follow are tied to the documentary video with regards to welcome that I posted yesterday (last week). . . . I can’t in good conscience be silent about some of the stories I collected.” Read More

“Welcome and Faith Communities: Part 1”, a guest post by Tracy Watts, Documentary Artist

“As a documentary artist . . . I wanted to explore welcome from the perspective of the receiver. Those who walk into faith communities and may or may not feel welcome.”Read More

“Building My Faith Bridge,” a guest post by Kelly Leech

Through the journey of her child’s transition, read how one PFLAG parent has come to a new understanding of how the Catholic Church fits within her own faith journey.Read More

“Raising Our Child,” a guest post by Amanda Dumas

We have always wanted to raise our kids in a house that would never need a closet. Love is love and as long as our kids were happy it didn’t matter to us who they loved.Read More

“Let Me Tell You About My Transgender Daughter” by Peggy Geiger

I recently finished sorting through the holiday “brag” letters we received from friends and family. We read about adult children with…Read More

“25 Years of Charlotte Pride,” a guest post by Jordan Frederick

I have never seen so many rainbows. This is my first (admittedly asinine) thought as I stepped onto Trade Street during Charlotte’s annual Pride festival. Read More

“Being Caleb”

100 Words Film Festival Charity Film

Directed by Holly Lane

“TEDxCharlotte”

Acceptance is the First Step to Love

Presented by Jim Anderson

In The News

Pope Francis: Same-sex couples should be ‘legally covered’

Interview with Hola News Charlotte

Apoyando a mi ser querido LGBTQ:Mi historia

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Charlotte Pride to Honor Local Leaders at Annual Festival & Parade, Aug. 17-18

50 years after Stonewall, NC town declares first LGBTQ Pride Day. Not everyone’s happy.

This PFLAG Mom’s Message for Mario Lopez: Ignorance Is Not Benign

Supporting Charlotte’s Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Youth and Their Families

A dangerous step backward for transgender Americans

Chapter 1: The man in the maternity ward

Resources, help available for transgender people in Charlotte and beyond

Inclusivity serves workers and businesses

Three local nonprofits share their experience quickly transitioning to digital services

I think my child may be LGBTQ: 6 things you can do before they come out

North Carolina ranks high nationally for LGBTQ-friendly hospitals

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