New York State Pride PTSA

NYS PTA became the FIRST in the NATION to charter a statewide LGBTQ+ PTA unit.🏳️‍🌈 

Our mission statement:
“New York State Pride PTSA will advocate and support LGBTQIA+ students, families, educators, and allies at the state and local levels. We believe that every child deserves to know they belong, are safe, and are loved as their authentic selves. Our purpose is to support and celebrate LGBTQIA+ students and their school communities by providing a wide range of resources to ensure equitable educational experiences for all – with no exceptions.”

NYS PTA Pride Logo

June is Pride Month! This month we celebrate the freedom to be yourself, and to live and love freely. Check out our new rainbow logo that we will be keeping as our profile picture all month long! 🏳️‍🌈

PTA Resources

National PTA and the LGBTQ Community

National PTA Inclusion Pollicy

NYS PTA Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach Resources

NYS PTA Position Paper (2017): Affirming LGBTQ Youth and Families 


Resolution: Recognition of LGBTQ Individuals as a Protected Class

Relevant State Education and Other Resources

LGBTQ Caucus Launches at the 2017 NYS PTA Annual Convention!

At the 2017 Annual Convention, NYS PTA Launched a new LGBTQ Caucus!

Co-President of the Long Island Gay PTA, Ashley Sarrantonio and Buffalo-area teacher Nicholas Azzarella joined NYS PTA Legislation Coordinator Susanne Smoller discussing ways NYS PTA, and all families can further support LGBTQ youth and families.

The NYS PTA LGBTQ+ Caucus continues to work on critical issues facing students, families and educators.

Community Resources

The Trevor Project

Albany Damian Center

The NYS LGBT Heath and Human Services Network


PFLAG: Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with GLBT People

LGBT National Help Center

GSA Network

Advocates for Youth

The Pride Institute

The Family Acceptance Project

TransYouth Family Allies

The Equity Project

Guide to Completing the FAFSA for LGBT Families

Legislation/Government Information

New York State

NY State Office of Governor

NY State Senate

NY State Assembly

NY State Association of Counties

NY State Department of Education

NY State Board of Regents

NY State Office of the Comptroller

Federal Legislation Information

U.S. Government Printing Office

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

The White House

U.S. Department of Education