Monday, December 7, 2009

Join PFLAG National on the "From Our Family to Yours" Campaign

Dear PFLAGers,

Happy Holidays!

Today PFLAG is joining fellow national and local LGBT organizations throughout the country in launching the From Our Family to Yours Campaign. In addition to spreading holiday cheer, the campaign aims to increase visibility and awareness about the need for federal protections for the LGBT community.

In this season of peace and generosity, let’s introduce the First Family to ours. In order to succeed in winning federal protections for our families, we must put real names and faces to the people in our community.

So we are asking you to join us in wishing the First Family holiday greetings while introducing them to images of thousands of families with LGBT members.

Participating in this campaign is simple, and PFLAGers always have great family photos to share!

All you need to do
is mail a copy of your family holiday card (or if you don’t have one, then send a family photo to the First Family) with this message:

Season’s Greetings, from our family to yours.
May the next year bring peace and equality for all.

We encourage you to send your holiday cards as soon as possible. Please send your holiday cards and photos to the Family Equality Council, PO Box 206, Boston, MA 02133, or send a digital photo to Tina Walker-Morin at We will compile all of the images into a holiday package to be delivered to the First Family.

Participating organizations include Center Kids: A Program of the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, COLAGE, Equality California, Equality Federation, Family Equality Council, Family Matters: a Program of the San Diego LGBT Community Center, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Families Services Program, Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project c/o Ferre Institute, Inc., the Mega Family Project, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Our Family Coalition, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

Thank you and may the peace and joy of the holidays be yours!

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