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Birmingham Parents Support Group - FFLAG

August 1997

Birmingham Parents Support Group, is a branch of Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays [(FFLAG)]

is a national organisation established as a national umbrella group in 1993 for the growing number of parents support groups round the country. One of the first was formed in Manchester in 1986. has a continually growing national voluntary organisation and registered charity. It has telephone helplines and parent support groups across the UK, FFLAG members are parent of lesbian, gay or bisexual sons and daughters. The groups offer support to parents in coming to understand, accept and support their children with love and pride.

, established in 1997, is one of the largest local parents groups in the country.

At the Festival
Chair, Maureen Brennan was one of the invited speakers along with the Lord Mayor and . See article.

In 2002 two members of also took part in an event to look at how to reach out to parents of gay children in black and minority ethnic families, organised by NAZ, a social exclusion and health project which looked at issues of sexuality and sexual health in black and minority ethnic communities.

In 2003 they invited , MP for Yardley and former Minister for Education, to a special meeting, and discussed issues including , , and the need for mentoring and support for gay children in schools. (Article)

The Birmingham group hosted ’s national conference in its tenth anniversary year, in October 2003, in the Council House. Speakers included , MEP and

See memory from Jane Clayton, Chair of organising committee scanned file…

See memory from , article re the conference,

See various photos and pictures sent.

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