As the parent of a gay son and straight children, it has been upsetting for me to read about the recent suicides of young men and boys across the country who identified as LGBT or were perceived to be LGBT. Like any parent, I love my children and would do anything to protect them. I cannot imagine the pain that the families involved in these tragedies are feeling. As an educator I know it does not have to be this way and PFLAG is working hard to help create safer schools across the country every day.
Please read this important letter from PFLAG National President and father of a gay son, John Cepek. John expresses what I as parent, and what PFLAG parents across the country are feeling in the wake of these tragedies – we love you, we are proud of you and we are here to help you.
Read John’s letter here now.
Jean Hodges, PFLAG Mom and Mountain West Regional Director