Nashville , TN – June 3, 2005 _ After meeting for several years at the Cohn Adult Learning Center , the Nashville chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will begin meeting in Laskey Hall at Scarritt-Bennett Center on June 21 at 7 p.m. This will be the group’s meeting place on the third Tuesday night of each month thereafter. Scarritt-Bennett Center is located at 1008 19th Avenue South , near Vanderbilt University .
PFLAG Nashville is one of 540 local chapters of a national organization whose goals are: to offer support to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered individuals and their families; to educate a public that often knows little about them; and to be an advocate for justice for GLBT citizens. The Nashville chapter of PFLAG was founded in the late eighties through the efforts of a small group of parents of gay and lesbian young people.
“The move to Scarritt-Bennett Center comes just as PFLAG Nashville is entering a new chapter in its history,” said PFLAG co-chair Don Shockley. “We have gathered fresh momentum from a successful conference our local group hosted for PFLAG leaders from throughout Tennessee and Kentucky in April, and we believe that our new location will build upon that positive experience.” More information about PFLAG Nashville may be found online at www.pflagnashville.org or by calling our help line at 615.366.0888.