FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2011
Liz Owen | Director of Communications | firstname.lastname@example.org> | (202) 467-8180 ext. 214
PFLAG National first heard about Out!Wear late last night via our devoted members and followers on Twitter. Out!Wear is not a PFLAG National supplier and we were unaware that the company was offering merchandise with our outdated logo and out-of-date tagline on it. PFLAG National is absolutely trans inclusive. All of our policy statements and materials reflect this inclusiveness and, in fact, PFLAG National was the first of the national LGBT organizations to commit to an inclusive-only legislative policy.
PFLAG National has contacted the owners of Out!Wear and demanded that they immediately stop making and carrying merchandise with the PFLAG National logo on it, and remove all references to PFLAG from the Out!Wear website. If this request is not met quickly and completely, legal action will ensue. As always, we will take strong steps to ensure that PFLAG National continues its mission of support, education and advocacy for all LGBT people and their parents, families, friends and allies.
We thank those members and supporters who quickly brought this situation to our attention – it is this passion that is at the heart of every PFLAG members’ work.