Quotes from Longtime PFLAG Members
PFLAG has done a wonderful job of educating us. Through PFLAG we have met wonderful caring people who we never would have met if we didn't have a gay son. We feel that we are better human beings because of the organization.
After learning that I was the mother of a gay son, I needed help and guidance in dealing and coping with this. Being part of PFLAG and being amongst other parents with the same feelings and concerns gave me the confidence I needed and taught me that being different is good. I learned what it means to love unconditionally.
PFLAG helped me to understand that even though today my son had told me he was gay, he was still the very same person I loved and respected yesterday.
My very first words when I discovered my son was gay were "I'll never smile again" (that was over thirty years ago). Joining PFLAG really changed my life and attitude and I subsequently helped other people understand that sexuality is not a choice.
When I joined PFLAG--it changed my outlook on life and education and about gay people. I became involved--manned the hot-line for five years and counseled other parents. It was very rewarding--my daughter is special and I love her very much!
When my son came out to me in 1973, I had no knowledge whatsoever about what it really meant to be gay. All I knew were the stereotypes assigned to gay people, and that society did not accept people who were different. Joining PFLAG completely changed my views--I learned so much about acceptance, love, working together.