Welcome to PFLAG - Palm Beach Chapter
This weekend in Charlottesville, we saw a group of white supremecists use violent words, and even more violent behavior, to ridicule, harass, debase, and injure people of color, people of the Jewish faith, and other marginalized communities. Thousands took to the street, including allies, one of whom, Heather Heyer, was killed in an act of what many people, including Virginia Gov. McAuliffe, are rightly calling domestic terrorism. We mourn her death, as well as those of the two state trooopers who died in the line of duty.
To add insult to injury, our own President took more than 48 hours to call the perpertrators -- white supremecists, Nazis, and tke KKK -- and their actions repugnant, and this only after two days of leaders from across the counrty doing so themselves.
We will not equivocate:
PFLAGers everywhere, LGBTQ and ally, denounce the actions of the hateful cowards who came to Charlottesville with the intent to demoralize and harm, and we align ourselves with all marginalized communities.
The vile rhetoric may be loud, but our love is louder, and our numbers many times greater. We will unite in that love, and with our numbers, to stay strong and speak out loud against white supremecy, anti-semitism, and bigotry in all forms.
We call on PFLAG members and supporters to show visible and vocal solidarity by joining local actions in support of Charlottesville: Make your numbers known and your voice heard!
Jean Hodges, President
PFLAG National Board of Directors
of Martin County
Please join us for our next meeting
of PFLAG Martin County - a
support, education and advocacy
group for and of parents, families
and friends of the LGBTQ
Day: August 18
We meet each third Friday every month
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Unity Church of Stuart,
211 SE Central Parkway
Stuart, FL 34994
Need more information?
Contact Carole Benowitz, Florida State PFLAG Coordinator
PFLAG is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization not affiliated with any political or religious institution.
PFLAG Palm Beach is a local support, education and advocacy organization. We are an all volunteer group made up of parents, family and friends of someone who is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered (GLBT).