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Stay Close, Because Relationships Are Too Precious To Lose.

Relationships are precious. PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) encourages families and friends to stay close to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in their lives.

If you are having difficulties processing the information that someone you know is gay, contact a PFLAG chapter near you. PFLAG is a primarily heterosexual organization that provides a place where parents, siblings and friends of gay people can deal with their stresses and fears, learn from knowledgeable & accepting families, and ultimately build stronger, closer relationships with their gay loved ones.

Keeping families together is PFLAG's ultimate mission. PFLAG's values stress education, understanding, acceptance, and support, but most of all love, thereby empowering our children - straight and gay - to lead happy and productive lives.

As Cyndi Lauper has said: "It's all about love and respect...and pride in each other...and family...PFLAG is about family."

PFLAG has over 500 affiliates in the US, who work to provide opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and act to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Find out more about PFLAG and what you can do to Stay Close to your loved ones.

Help us make PFLAG a household name by supporting the Stay Close campaign and spreading the word about this terrific organization.

Why does my child have to announce his homosexuality to everyone?

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Fathers, Be a Lion!
Submitted by James M. P.

When my son came out to me, I soon discovered that a lot of people hate homosexuals. I'd known that all along, I guess, but hadn't thought much about it. The full impact of our society's pervasive homophobia becomes apparent only when it affects someone important to you. Though I went through the usual denial, grieving, and other stages so familiar in the literature, another healthier reaction

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Contribute to the STAY CLOSE Campaign to help save young people by helping families better understand what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Relationships are too precious to lose!

Cristina Reacts to Ricky Martin's Coming Out

STAY CLOSE Campaign Celebrity Cristina Saralegui writes about her gay brother and harm done by not accepting our gay young people. It's in the July issue of People en Español.

Cristina Reacciona a la Salida del Clóset de Ricky Martin

STAY CLOSE Participante Cristina Saralegui escribe sobre su hermano gay y el daño de no aceptar nuestros jóvenes gay. Vea la edición de julio de People en Español.

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