Just a reminder that our last Speaker Series: Straight Up is this Wednesday at 8 p.m. We have a great panel lined up representing many different voices in the allied community, including Linda Hellman, a board member of PFLAG NYC. Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is an organization dedicated to supporting the LGBT community by supporting its greatest potential supporters–the parents, families, and friends of people in the LGBT community. So don’t miss out on this Wednesday’s Speaker Series and your chance to hear what Linda and our other great panelists have to say about being an ally! In the meantime, check out these great videos about PFLAG, including one in which Obama tells the organization’s story to a roaring crowd!
“Tonight somewhere in America a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall asleep–wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. And soon perhaps he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as well as his friends, and his teachers, and his community–but it also depends on us. On the kind of society we engender, the kind of future we build.”