PFLAG held its annual Christmas party last week at the Toorak Bowls Club, with a turnout of over 50 parents and friends of lesbians and gays.

PFLAG president Ian Glascott reflected upon the events of the year, telling the assembled crowd that each of the monthly meetings for 2008 had seen at least one new family attend, seeking support in their journey to come to terms with their gay son or daughter. He noted that many of these newcomers initiated contact via the PFLAG helpline, proving it is a vital resource.

After a Christmas hamper raffle, Glascott stressed the importance of renewing yearly memberships to PFLAG. Without any government funding, the survival of the group is wholly dependent on donations and membership fees.

The first PFLAG meeting for the new year will be on Tuesday January 27.

info: www.pflagvictoria.org.au

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