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Family Values

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays represents thousands of families throughout the United States and 11 other countries. One of our primary objectives is to maintain families in loving relationships. We challenge any concept of traditional family values that excludes our gay, lesbian and bisexual loved ones.

Homosexual and bisexual persons are important and vital members of society. They function in leadership roles at every level of public life, and as responsible and caring individuals in their privates lives. They are your doctor, nurse, teacher, minister, lawyer, sales clerk, union leader, chief executive officer, auto mechanic, political representative, star athlete and office colleague. They are your, and our, children, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cherished friends.

With all of our children, heterosexual and homosexual alike, we share values that include personal integrity and responsibility, adherence to the work ethic and to religious values, compassion for those in need, and commitment to healthy and mutually-respectful family relationships.

Gay, lesbians and bisexual persons are beloved and cherished members of millions of families. They create their own families, and instill in their own children the same values of integrity, work, responsibility, religion and compassion.

We love, respect and support our gay, lesbian and bisexual children. We denounce and will strongly resist any effort to label them as less than the responsible citizens and caring family members we know them to be.

Adopted by the national PFLAG Board of Directors September 7, 1992