Tuesday, March 10, 2009

365Gay.com: PFLAG Sees Membership Spike After Anti-Gay Amendments

365Gay.com reports today on the significant increase in PFLAG chapters forming across the country - and the rising attendance at local PFLAG meetings - following the passage of anti-equality ballot measures in November.

"The passage in November of anti-gay measures in four states and the release of the films 'Milk' and 'Prayers for Bobby' have resulted in a increase in interest in Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays," the site reports.

"The national organization said that it has received at least 75 inquiries about starting new chapters in communities across the country since Election Day."

“If there is a silver lining to the set-back our families experienced on Election Day , it is that our allies in communities across the country have started to mobilize at the local level and work for change,” said Jody M. Huckaby , PFLAG’s national executive director.

“New PFLAG chapters are forming in critically important districts and existing PFLAG chapters in many communities are reporting an increase in their membership. Today, our families, allies and loved ones are organizing and pressing for change as they never have before.”

To read full coverage from 365Gay.com, click here. And to find a local chapter in your community, visit PFLAG National online.

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