Sunday, April 26, 2009

PFLAG's Annual Party!

Next week, Saturday, May 2nd is Greater Boston PFLAG's annual Pride and Passion party:

The guest list includes Congressman Barney Frank, Channel 5 news anchor David Brown and Honorary co-chairs Robert and Joan Parker.

As usual they have some incredible auction items including an African Safari and a chance to tour the "Dancing with the Stars" set and attend a live taping!

Brian Camenker/MassResistance hates this group for its "Safe Schools" program that engages with schools to change attitudes and end bullying. The need for this program is more apparent than ever with the recent suicide in Springfield of an 11-year old due to bullying.

So much more could be done to prevent future tragedies. GB-PFLAG receives absolutely no funding from the national PFLAG organization. Basically all of its funding comes from individual and corporate donations, and this annual fundraiser. GB-PFLAG has had dramatic success in getting straight students to reject gay-insensitive behavior. The best thing about attending this annual parties is the chance to hear from straight students whose schools had a GB-PFLAG engagement.

For more information check out GB-PFLAG's website.

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