Newsletter

PFLAG Los Angeles Newsletter Archive

WITNESSING HISTORY
Our deepest thanks go to Chris Haiss for his wide ranging perspective, his unfailing commitment to our chapter, his deep professionalism as a newsletter editor, and to his courageous journey as a transgender man. This archive is dedicated to him.

And best of all, he saved copies of every newsletter. They are archived here. I invite you to browse through the offerings. These newsletters are the history of PFLAG Los Angeles and the history of LGBTQ life and struggle for the last 20 years. How far we have come.  

206-2000 208-2001 215-2002 221-2003 227-2004
207-2000 209-2001 216-2002 222-2003 228-2004
210-2001 217-2002 223-2003 229-2004
211-2001 218-2002 224-2003 230-2004
212-2001 219-2002 225-2003 231-2004
213-2001 220-2002 226-2003
214-2001
232-2005 238-2006 244-2007 250-2008 254-2009
233-2005 239-2006 245-2007 251-2008 255-2009
234-2005 240-2006 246-2007 252-2008 256-2009
235-2005 241-2006 247-2007 253-2008
236-2005 242-2006 248-2007
237-2005 243-2006 249-2007
257-2010 259-2011 261-2012 263-2013 266-2014
258-2010 260-2011 262-2012 264-2013 267-2014

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From the beginning of PFLAG Los Angeles in 1976, the founders knew that communication was a top priority. At the start, those communication tools were simple. In today’s twitter, text, and Instagram world those mimeographed fliers would be considered primitive. As the parents’ support movement grew all over the country, a National PFLAG organization was founded right here in Los Angeles and a regular newsletter was started in December of 1981. 

Unfortunately, most of those early publications are lost. Why? Newsletters are ephemeral. They are read and discarded or just discarded. The very few remaining are in the files of the One National Gay and Lesbian Archives.

But in the year 2000, PFLAG Los Angeles was given a great gift. A young transgender man named Chris Haiss, who had started coming to support meetings, took over the job of interim newsletter editor. It is a position he has held for twenty years.

With no experience of writing a newsletter, he created an amazingly rich and interesting product. It included, of course, essential information about PFLAG Los Angeles—our mission, the dates of our support meetings and information about speakers, and our activities in the community. He also advertised events in the LGBTQ community — from performances of the West Coast Singers, to Outfest, the Pride Parade, the Models of Pride Conferences and many more.

He provided book reviews and movie reviews relevant to the LGBTQ community, getting permission from Walter Lippman, a noted critic, to reprint his column. He documented the LGBTQ struggle for civil rights — not only in Los Angeles but throughout the nation and the world. 

Notably, he developed a column called TransAction, reporting information crucial for the transgender community, which covered political, medical, and social information relevant to those with transgender and non-binary identities.

 

BELOW ARE SOME ALTERNATE WAYS OF PRESENTING THE ARCHIVES TABLE PORTION
(there’s still work to be done, but this should give an idea of other formats)

 

And best of all, he saved copies of every newsletter. They are archived here. I invite you to browse through the offerings. These newsletters are the history of PFLAG Los Angeles and the history of LGBTQ life and struggle for the last 20 years. 

How far we have come.  

206-2000 208-2001 215-2002 221-2003 227-2004
207-2000 209-2001 216-2002 222-2003 228-2004
210-2001 217-2002 223-2003 229-2004
211-2001 218-2002 224-2003 230-2004
212-2001 219-2002 225-2003 231-2004
213-2001 220-2002 226-2003
214-2001
232-2005 238-2006 244-2007 250-2008 254-2009
233-2005 239-2006 245-2007 251-2008 255-2009
234-2005 240-2006 246-2007 252-2008 256-2009
235-2005 241-2006 247-2007 253-2008
236-2005 242-2006 248-2007
237-2005 243-2006 249-2007
257-2010 259-2011 261-2012 263-2013 266-2014
258-2010 260-2011 262-2012 264-2013 267-2014

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206-2000 208-2001 215-2002 221-2003 227-2004
207-2000 209-2001 216-2002 222-2003 228-2004
210-2001 217-2002 223-2003 229-2004
211-2001 218-2002 224-2003 230-2004
212-2001 219-2002 225-2003 231-2004
213-2001 220-2002 226-2003
214-2001
232-2005 238-2006 244-2007 250-2008 254-2009
233-2005 239-2006 245-2007 251-2008 255-2009
234-2005 240-2006 246-2007 252-2008 256-2009
235-2005 241-2006 247-2007 253-2008
236-2005 242-2006 248-2007
237-2005 243-2006 249-2007
257-2010 259-2011 261-2012 263-2013 266-2014
258-2010 260-2011 262-2012 264-2013 267-2014

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206-2000 208-2001 215-2002 221-2003 227-2004
207-2000 209-2001 216-2002 222-2003 228-2004
210-2001 217-2002 223-2003 229-2004
211-2001 218-2002 224-2003 230-2004
212-2001 219-2002 225-2003 231-2004
213-2001 220-2002 226-2003
214-2001
232-2005 238-2006 244-2007 250-2008 254-2009
233-2005 239-2006 245-2007 251-2008 255-2009
234-2005 240-2006 246-2007 252-2008 256-2009
235-2005 241-2006 247-2007 253-2008
236-2005 242-2006 248-2007
237-2005 243-2006 249-2007
257-2010 259-2011 261-2012 263-2013 266-2014
258-2010 260-2011 262-2012 264-2013 267-2014

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206-2000 208-2001 215-2002 221-2003 227-2004
207-2000 209-2001 216-2002 222-2003 228-2004
210-2001 217-2002 223-2003 229-2004
211-2001 218-2002 224-2003 230-2004
212-2001 219-2002 225-2003 231-2004
213-2001 220-2002 226-2003
214-2001
232-2005 238-2006 244-2007 250-2008 254-2009
233-2005 239-2006 245-2007 251-2008 255-2009
234-2005 240-2006 246-2007 252-2008 256-2009
235-2005 241-2006 247-2007 253-2008
236-2005 242-2006 248-2007
237-2005 243-2006 249-2007
257-2010 259-2011 261-2012 263-2013 266-2014
258-2010 260-2011 262-2012 264-2013 267-2014

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