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PFLAG New Board Of Director Members

By Charlotte Robinson, October 31, 2022

Marking the beginning of its 50th anniversary year PFLAG National has elected the first Indigenous person to serve on its board of directors. Sarah EchoHawk is a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma & CEO of AISES an organization dedicated to advancing Indigenous People in STEM. She joins PFLAG National Regional Directors Kathy Halbrooks of Tennessee & Ann Miller of Georgia in serving their inaugural term on the 21-member PFLAG National Board of Directors. Susan Thronson, President of the PFLAG National Board of Directors, the first parent of a transgender child to serve in this role stated, “For 50 years, PFLAG has worked to ensure that all people who are LGBTQ+ can be affirmed & celebrated, no matter their race or gender, their religion or none, Native or newcomer. As we begin this seminal year of celebration, the individuals guiding PFLAG’s future truly represent the diversity of LGBTQ+ people & families in this country.” PFLAG National’s commitment to inclusion has extended beyond its board of directors, impacting strategic investment in inclusive programs, partnerships & financial management. These investments include programs like PFLAG Connects: Communities, safe, virtual meeting spaces for people of similar backgrounds to find support and learn without judgment; partnerships with BIPOC-led and centered organizations & intentional investments in Minority Depository Institutions. Founded in 1973, PFLAG is the first & largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating & advocating for LGBTQ+ people & their families. PFLAG’s network of hundreds of chapters & more than 325,000 members & supporters works to create a caring, just & affirming world for LGBTQ+ people & those who love them. 

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