This meeting coincides with Easter and Passover. We will still meet, but only for extended support circles.
Our speaker for this meeting will be announced soon. After our speaker’s comments, we will break for refreshments and then join an hour of small support circles, each led by a trained facilitator.
When: Sunday, April 20, 2014 02:30 pm – 5:00pm
Where: St. Mark United Methodist Church (UMC) 781 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Free and plentiful parking is available in the St. Mark UMC on-site parking lot. Traffic is generally very light in town on Sunday afternoons. Look for signs to indicate parking locations during PFLAG meeting times. Parking entry from 5th street (elderly/disabled parking only) and from Juniper south of 5th St (general parking).
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Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays spokeswoman Shelley Argent said the campaign was designed to garner support from mainstream families for gay marriage, on the grounds that gay children were “born that way”.
“Being lesbian or gay is not a choice,” she said. “It’s got nothing to do with culture or parenting skills. “It’s just the way you are. You’re born that way.”
The billboard shows a smiling woman baring her pregnant belly, with the slogan, “Congratulations, you’re having a lesbian”.
Billboard giant GOA has donated space for the ads, worth up to $60,000, in Queensland.
GOA managing director Chris Tyquin said he would ask interstate billboard companies to donate space as well. “I’ve got very close friends who have got children who are gay,” he said. “If you have a child who walks in and tells you they’re gay, you’d still love them just as much as you did before.”
The campaign is the brainchild of Steve Minon, a freelance advertising creative director from Brisbane, who donated his time.
“It is designed to get people thinking, and challenge them a little,” he said. “We’re trying to point out to any family that marriage equality can be your number one priority, without your knowing about it.”
The billboard is accompanied by a YouTube video – “What R U having?” – featuring a woman having an ultrasound.
“You’re having a lesbian!” the doctor tells the overjoyed parents.
The campaign’s theme is that “any child can be born gay.”
This article was reposted from News.Com.AU
Link to this article: http://www.pflagatl.org/2013/06/im-having-a-lesbian-billboard-launched-for-gay-marriage-campaign/