In 1972, Jeanne Manford marched in a gay pride parade in New York City carrying a sign that read, Parents of Gays: Unite in Support for our Children. Because so many gay and lesbian people approached her asking that she talk to their mothers and fathers, she decided to start a support group for parents. That group, now called PFLAG—Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays—and has grown into a national nonprofit with more than 200,000 members and 500 affiliates. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends.
PFLAG of Greater Placer County will hold a Diversity Celebration & Fundraiser on July 8. The evening features buffet appetizers, desserts, no host wine and beer, and entertainment by the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus. Tickets must be purchased by June 25.
Who: PFLAG of Greater Placer County
Event: Diversity Celebration & Fundraiser
Date: July 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. (last day to buy tickets is June 25)
Location: Flower Farm Inn, 4150 Auburn-Folsom Rd., Loomis
Phone: (916) 863-9622