Also, be sure to tune in to the LOGO channel tonight, Thursday, May 7th, for an interview at 7pm.
Five different chapters of PFLAG walked in the National March for Equality organized by Equality Forum. Among the several hundred marchers were more than fifty PFLAG marchers carrying placards (provided by Gay American Heroes) of LGBT victims of violence, and lead by PFLAG Philadelphia. Other PFLAG chapters represented were from Baltimore and Howard Counties in Maryland, and Chester County and Mechanicsburg in Central Pennsylvania.
Assisting the speaker, Scott Hall, from Gay American Heroes were five PFLAG leaders, four of whom are chapter presidents; Myra Taksa (Philadelphia), Colette Roberts (Columbia/Howard County, MD), [Mark Parto himself (Baltmire County, MD)], Lynda Carcione (Chester County, PA) and Bill Sizemore (Mechanicsburg, Central PA).
Participation in this march was powerful collective display of regional representation for PFLAG members. A network of camaraderie among these groups was developed in the planning stages of the march and strengthened day-long rain storm leading to possible future join participation.
- Mark Patro