SPECTACULAR OPPORTUNITY FOR PFLAG CHAPTERS

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Throughout fall and winter 2003, PFLAG's 30th anniversary year, PFLAG has a unique opportunity to hold "Face In The Crowd" reading and discussion chapter meetings. The book, A Face in the Crowd: Expressions of Gay Life in America, sponsored by the Matthew Shepard Foundation and edited by John Peterson and Martin Bedogne, was created out of a desire to break down barriers rooted in prejudice and hate, and presents real-life stories and positive images that illustrate that gay life in America does not fit a single stereotype.

A Face In The Crowd book coverIn the book's introduction, Judy Shepard conveys, "A Face in the Crowd is a reflection of Matthew's dreams. He knew that judging people before knowing them was the loss of an opportunity." The foreword, written by Betty DeGeneres, details her own personal journey and acceptance of when her now famous daughter, Ellen, first revealed that she was a lesbian more than 20 years ago.

"This book serves as an opportunity to initiate open and honest dialogue about sexual orientation and to encourage respect and dignity for all - a common goal the Matthew Shepard Foundation shares with PFLAG," says Judy. "I am so proud to support the efforts and important work that you do. P-Flag members know all too well that education and compassion are critical tools against prejudice and intolerance."

The first 50 PFLAG chapters to initiate a "Face in the Crowd" reading and discussion group gathering will receive a complimentary copy of the book for their use. Your local chapter may keep the book as part of your resource and lending library for all your members to enjoy. Discussion group guidelines will be provided along with a personal letter from Judy Shepard and an optional questionnaire in which you may provide your feedback.

PFLAG members are invited to obtain their own personal copies of the book at a 25% discount off the cover price when ordered directly from Prospect Publishing. Along with the book, you will receive the benefit CD with the beautiful song, "What Matters," written and performed by Randi Driscoll. The CD also contains a personal heartfelt message from Judy Shepard.

TO PARTICIPATE, OR TO FIND OUT MORE, PLEASE CONTACT:

John Peterson
Prospect Publishing
(323) 363-8019
john@prospectpublishing.com

DOWNLOAD DISCUSSION GROUP RESOURCES & ORDER FORM:

1. Guidelines for Discussion Group
2. Optional Questionnaire
3. Order Form