Becoming President - Jenny Broughton

To have been asked to be President of FFLAG is a great honour and privilege, and I am very conscious that I am following in the footsteps of a remarkable woman, Rose Robertson.
Having been a founder member, FFLAG and its work are very dear to my heart and I will do my best, as President, to make a useful contribution to that work.
We are all aware of the amazing progress which has been made since FFLAG was set up in 1993 and I am very proud of all our members who campaigned with the LGB community for the repeal of Section 28, Equalisation of the Age of Consent, Gays in the military and Civil Partnerships among other issues. It was a bumpy ride at times but we were in such good company!
This legislation was crucial in the fight for equality but it does not immediately change hearts and minds and there are still families who find the issues difficult to cope with and this is where FFLAG can help. We can give information and support and because we are all out and proud parents of gay and lesbian daughters and sons, in my case a wonderful daughter, our support comes from a personal awareness of the journey many parents have to take.
The future holds more challenges, particularly in the crucial area of respect for diversity in children of primary school age, their parents and their teachers. I look forward to working with my wonderful colleagues to continue this work until the day comes, (hopefully in my lifetime!) when we are no longer needed".
Jenny Broughton ­ President FFLAG


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