Dear Friends and Supporters of Pflag Alamance:
At the close of another year, we are grateful for your help in supporting the many lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people in Alamance County….particularly during our major effort AGAINST the Amendment last spring. Although we failed to defeat it, the Amendment battle succeeded in rallying 10,661 local voters to oppose it—and that is a lot of people. A year ago, did YOU really know there were that many people on our side?
YOUR yard-signs and your dialogue sowed seeds of doubt for many others who may have voted For the Amendment but began to consider that they might be wrong.
It is a slow process—getting to know gays (and their families) and growing to understand that they should not be deprived of their 14th Amendment rights. That slow process is actually underway here in Alamance County.
PFLAG Alamance aspires to bring together a community coalition to speed the change. Thank you for being part of that coalition.
In the year ahead, we have resolved to reach out to more good local people, and we need your help in doing that. Do you know a group who would welcome or at least listen to a speaker from Pflag? Do you know parents or siblings of LGBT persons who need support (but feel shy about seeking it)? Or parents whom you could encourage to help lead this educational coalition? We do need new energetic creative leadership.
Whatever else you can do, please show us support by joining our membership for only $15/ family. Send it to PO Box 623, Elon 27244—or bring it to our January meeting.
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From section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution:
” No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or
immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any
person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any
person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”