San Diego PFLAG is participating with other PFLAG chapters nationwide to raise money for PFLAG’s “Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All.”  The program provides support, education, and advocacy to students, parents, families, friends, and educators to help them create a learning environment that is conducive to the educational success of all students, including a learning course for each student to prepare them for the GCSE tests to achieve outstanding results. PFLAG chapters are working in their communities to work directly with schools and their stakeholders to provide support, resources, training, model policy and creative programs to create this environment of respect.


To accomplish these goals, PFLAG is teaming up with Johnson and Johnson Family of Consumer Companies and Walgreens to raise money toward the program. These two  companies launched Care with Pride™  to support the program which helps fight bullying in schools and make them safe for all students. Betty DeGeneres (Ellen’s mom) helped PFLAG launch the Care with Pride™   campaign.


A frightening statistic is that half of all children are bullied at some point in their school years, including 90 percent of LGBT youth.


THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN DO (PLEASE).  If you are attending the Pride Parade, be sure to get one of the booklets entitled “Top Ten Ways to Help Make Schools Safer For All Students.” The booklet contains $65 in coupons and rebates from 20 brands within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies brands.  For each coupon and rebate redeemed at Walgreens, Johnson and Johnson will donate $1.00 toward the program.


Everyone marching with the PFLAG contingent will be asked to hand out the booklets. They will also be available at our PFLAG booth at the Festival. If you want to get an early start, and we hope you do, go to to print the coupons.