Shuck and Jive

Friday, May 09, 2008

PFLAG Tri-Cities Media Release

I was just contacted by Dave Hogan of the 910AM WJCW morning show. He wants to interview me on his program Monday, May 19th at 7:40 a.m. to talk about PFLAG. The word is getting out. Here is the news release we sent yesterday:

Press Release

Johnson City, TN – Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays for the Tri-Cities Area (PFLAG Tri-Cities) will hold its second meeting Thursday May 15th in Room #315 of Warf-Pickel Hall on the campus of East Tennessee State University.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Over fifty people attended its inaugural meeting in April. Currently 80 people are on its mailing list with more added each day. PFLAG Tri-Cities serves East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina.

PFLAG Tri-Cities has two main purposes: to provide a support community for all individuals who have a GLBT person in their life and to provide support to GLBT and questioning people.

Even if you do not have a GLBT person in your life; you can be an ally. Allies are invited to be part of our mission of making our community safer, affirming, and more inclusive of GLBT or questioning individuals.

A Speakers’ Bureau is being formed to reach out into the community. PFLAG Tri-Cities has a website,, a weblog,, a mailing address for tax-deductible contributions, P.O. Box 42, Mountain Home, TN 37684, and an e-mail address,

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons. Founded in 1973 by mothers and fathers, PFLAG has 200,000 members and supporters in more than 500 chapters throughout the United States. To learn more, please visit

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