News from the Groups

And Brenda’s work continues through the parents’ support groups that are busy across the country - busy attending Prides, holding meetings and giving talks. 
 
There’s a lovely photo of Joan at the Parents Enquiry North East (PENE) stall at Northern Pride which has got lots of ‘likes of Facebook and Twitter. Joan has put a request out for people to please ‘Like’ PENE’s Facebook page to raise awareness of the support offered by the group.
 
 
 
 
 
Barbara and Lois from Manchester Parents Group helped run the FFLAG stall at London Pride, and it was great to see members of Families Together London on the parade and at Trafalgar Square. Bristol Family and Friends ran the FFLAG stall at Bristol Pride and were joined by Bristol Lord Mayor, George Ferguson. We sent greetings to all the Pride organisations that we are in touch with – and just wish we could attend them all. One particular Pride that is dear to our hearts is Istanbul Pride. We are proud to have a photo of two of the brave mums from LISTAG support group as one of the images on the Home page of FFLAG’s website.
 
 
Alison from Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians has shared her personal story as a mother in The Jewish Chronicle, which can be read online www.thejc.com. Parent’s support groups continue to meet regularly. For information about individual groups go to the Support page and click on Parents Group. Margaret reports that New Road Worcestershire Parents group had a good meeting recently.
 “Stuart Bray of Core Assets Fostering, spoke to us about his journey as a gay adopter – now of three children. Core Assets have been in the Stonewall top100 Diversity awards list for four successive years and this year won the top performer in the West Midlands for their commitment to lesbian, gay and bisexual employees and service users. Stuart also runs a support group for lesbian, gay bisexual parents called F.A.B. 
 
A ‘new’ parent also attended our meeting and was greatly helped by listening to the journeys of other parents and sharing the difficult feelings. She was reassured that we all move on and learn to accept and value our children.”
 
A busy summer of Prides and events coming up in the next few weeks. Please get in touch with your news and topics of interest and we will share them on the website or via Twitter and Facebook.
 

 

 

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