Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sharing Support in Omaha

[Jody] Huckaby recently spent the weekend with the PFLAG chapter in Omaha, Nebraska. It was his first invitation to a gay prom for teenagers, an invitation he wholeheartedly accepted...

Last week our Executive Director, Jody Huckaby, had the pleasure of visiting PFLAG chapter members in Omaha, Nebraska and share his own experiences with the community.

Jody Huckaby and Carrie Spencer

"For Huckaby, faith and family were intertwined. He grew up in a loving, tight-knit family committed to the practice of Catholic faith in a small community. He was not the first to come out in his family, but he remembers vividly the impact. His brother, Jason, sent a letter home one Christmas, coming out as gay. Their father gathered the family together and read the letter. He then declared that Jason was not allowed to step foot in the house, and certainly not with his gay partner."

Today, PFLAG is fulfilling it's mission to be "a place for family and friends to come together and heal." Read more about Jody's visit to Omaha here.

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