Friday, February 25, 2011

Focusing on ALL Families - A Mom Speaks Out!

Today we have a guest blogger from Arcadia, California, Marsha Aizumi.
No need to preface, as her words and accompanying video speak so eloquently for themselves:

As some of you may know, controversy emerged in my own backyard. The Mayor of Arcadia, California invited a keynote speaker from Focus on the Family to our city’s community breakfast. Focus on the Family is not supportive of LGBT individuals or families. They feel an LGBT individual can be cured with therapy, should not be allowed to transition to the person they feel lives inside of them, and believes a marriage is only between a man and a woman.

Coming from a Japanese background, I am not one who is comfortable “rocking the boat.” I am usually the individual trying to make sure everyone has a nice seat on the boat. But when someone says my transgender son is sick and needs reparative therapy, when I am told he should not be allowed to transition to live his life fully and in alignment with his feelings, I find the courage to speak out. This is why I decided to do the video you have seen or are about to see.


After you watch the video, if you feel compelled to voice your opinion about the message the Mayor is sending to its residents and LGBT individuals and families across the nation by having Focus on the Family speak at a community event, I encourage you to speak out. I appreciate those who are willing to lend their caring voice and accepting heart to this situation. I know all LGBT individuals and families across the nation also appreciate your concern, your time and your support. Thank you.

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Please email your concerns to:

Mayor Peter Amundson
Arcadia City Council

If you’re comfortable, please cc:

Arcadia Weekly
San Gabriel Valley News

Please feel free to use the following sample letter to send to the mayor and city council, adapting it to your own style:

Dear Mayor Amundson, Mayor Pro Tem Kovacic, Council Members Chandler, Segal and Harbicht:

I have heard that your city has invited a speaker from Focus on the Family to speak at a Community Breakfast on March 4, 2011. I wish to voice my concern about a speaker representing an organization that is so intolerant of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their families.

I would like to know what Arcadia is going to do to show their community, LGBT individuals and allies that Arcadia Focuses and Accepts ALL Families.

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