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.
-Hill and Naomi K.

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.
-Rita F.

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.
-Laurie R.

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.
-Gertrude G.

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!
-Shirley G.

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.
-Elaine B.