PFLAG, the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is the nation’s oldest LGBT ally organization with over 200,000 members in 350 chapters. The Napa FPLAG chapter has been revived this year by Rosemarie Vertullo. Rosemarie joined us this month along with board members Earle Craigie and Casey McConnell-Leon. They talked about their mission and hopes for bringing together not only parents, but also other allies and LGBT from the community. Napa FPLAG has monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7PM that include a special guest speaker and a time to check-in and get support. Rosemarie invited everyone to their holiday social that will take place on Thursday, November 21, from 7:00 to 9:00PM at the RiverPoint Napa Resort.
On this month’s Outbeat Youth segment, we talked with our good friend Shane Windmeyer, the executive director of Campus Pride. We discussed the incident at Old Miss where members of the football team hurled gay slurs at performers of that college’s presentation of The Laramie Project. Shane gave us an update on the climate at colleges and universities for LGBT students around the country.