But I wanted to mention it today in case you might want to check them out.
When I came out at age 16, I had already heard about PFLAG through the Gay/Straight Alliance club in my high school. Before I came out to my folks, I contacted PFLAG and got some really good reading material about coming out to family, ideas on how to approach it, and they even had reading material I could give my parents.
Even though my parents were incredibly supportive of me, my mom decided to contact PFLAG and went to some meetings they have for parents of gay children. She even got involved on several committees they have and offered her support to other parents who might have been having a hard time coming to terms with having a gay child.
I am so proud of my mom for doing this. Every year at Boston Pride I get choked up and teary when the PFLAG contingent passes by in the March. My mom is always on the lookout for Brad and I, and starts yelling to everyone, "Matty! Bradley! I love you!"
Then she gets the attention of the other parents and points to us and I can always her say, "That's my son, everybody. And his boyfriend!" It's almost overwhelming when everyone turns to us and begins yelling and waving their greeting to us! I'm so incredibly proud of my mom.
|Not my mom, but she always has|
the exact same proud expression!