WASHINGTON -- Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) urges students, parents, and educators to distribute PFOX's flyer to schools alongside GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) or other gay-themed clubs.
"Questioning children are often encouraged at school to identify as 'gay' at an early age; this flyer simply provides an alternative message that students should not prematurely label themselves before they have reached maturity," said PFOX board member Christopher Doyle.
"PFOX's one-page flyer gives students comprehensive information on sexual orientation and urges tolerance for the ex-gay community," said Doyle. "PFOX has distributed these informative flyers in some of the largest school districts in the country, including those with GSA clubs."
"Inviting an ex-gay speaker to address students on this topic is the best gay-straight alliance possible," said Doyle. "I have been warmly received by GSA students because I can relate to their struggle and experiences, having once had same-sex attractions myself."
PFOX encourages more GSA clubs to invite PFOX speakers to their schools to discuss how they can incorporate these educational resources into their programs.
"Adolescence is a tumultuous time of change and self-discovery – research shows that many young people who experiment with same-sex behaviors during their youth often do not adopt a gay identity as adults," said Doyle. "PFOX encourages students to educate themselves on the facts of sexual orientation before they make such an important decision."
"Our children deserve a comprehensive message about sexuality, not just one side," said Doyle. "The flyer has proven to be an educational tool for all students and staff. PFOX urges everyone to print these flyers and distribute them at their schools whenever material or events feature LGBT issues."
PFOX's flyer can be downloaded for free at pfox.org/school_resources_handout.pdf
Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) leads the nation in providing outreach, education, and public awareness in support of families and the ex-gay community. They can be reached at [email protected]