Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, PFLAG National will host a special, virtual celebration of moms who support their LGBTQ children The “PFLAG Virtual Mother’s Day Brunch will feature Special PFLAG Mother's Day Ambassador Kristin Chenoweth performances by the Indigo Girls and OneUp Duo (The Voice).
Also making appearances are Belinda Carlisle and James Duke Mason, Alaska, Alec Mapa, Ally Sheedy, Alexandra Billings, Bright Light Bright Light, “Boss Baby” JP Karliak, Rachel Mason and Karen Mason (from the hit documentary film Circus Of Books), Malia Civetz.
For nearly 50 years, PFLAG members have been mothering the LGBTQ+ community and each other at in-person monthly meetings, community events, and at Pride.
“To all mothers out there, especially the moms to our LGBTQ kids, we love you!! Thank you for opening your hearts to your kids,” said Kristin Chenoweth
The free, online special event begins at 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT and streams online at pflag.org/mothersday to raise awareness and funds for PFLAG National, the first and largest organization for the parents, families, and allies of the LGBTQ+ community, with chapters in 400 small towns and big cities nationwide.
“PFLAG is built on a foundation of motherly love for our LGBTQ+ kids, which is why we are so excited to share the PFLAG Virtual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday. It feels especially important to show our love right now with a virtual PFLAG hug, when it’s hard to be close this Mother’s Day,” Kathy Godwin, president of the board of PFLAG National said in a press statement.
“In a time of crisis, vulnerable LGBTQ+ people rely on their local PFLAG to support them and their families,” Brian K. Bond, executive director of PFLAG National added.
PFLAG National has launched PFLAG Connects, providing the critical digital programming, resources, and tools parents and families need to be the allies their LGBTQ+ loved ones depend on. “PFLAG Connects helps make sure those famous ‘PFLAG hugs’ from mom are still there, even if we can’t be in person,” Bond said.
Funded in part by the David Bohnett Foundation, PFLAG Connects provides local chapters with online meeting tools, educational resources and trainings, and live events.