Humanity at PFLAG meeting
On April 17, I attended the inaugural Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meeting. I was so moved by the humanity in the meeting room that I feel compelled to write a brief letter in response.
Those who were in attendance are everyday people who believe in supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning persons and their families. I found the acceptance and sense of connectedness in that meeting room to be palpable. As I looked around the room that night at the crowd of people — strangers to each other — who came together for this common cause it became evident just how much this group has been needed in the Tri-Cities. I walked away from the meeting not only grateful I had been there but inspired to be an active member.
There will be much good done by this chapter of PFLAG — for GLBTQ people, families, as well as the community. We as a community are incredibly fortunate to have this organized group of people who care deeply about people regardless of sexual orientation or identity.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Letter to Editor About PFLAG Tri-Cities
Thanks to Stacey Williams for this letter in today's Johnson City Press. Nicely put, Stacey!