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GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. (free2be.org)
June 6, 2012

I’m a mom, wife, PTA president and community volunteer raising two daughters. My husband and I deal with the typical growing pains of teen girls. Best friends, boyfriends, dating, crushes, etc. But, even with all the stress of growing up… it’s easy to be “straight” in Huntsville, Al. I can only imagine how difficult teen life could be as a LGBT youth, going through these same issues. We would’ve been great parents to a gay kid, but we weren’t. And unfortunately, in this ultra conservative community being gay and accepted is hard to find. That’s why I am so glad James Robinson launched LGBT Advocacy and Youth Services. Not only does LGBTAYS offer a safe connection for youth, but adult allies from both the gay and heterosexual community now have a place to offer their support. Huntsville is one of the fastest growing and expanding cities in Alabama. Helping the youth of our community to have a strong self worth and ethical role models is vital to the success of any community. I predict that because of James Robinson and LGBT Advocacy and Youth Services, Huntsville is on a better path to a more successful future for all of its citizens. I’m thrilled and delighted to be a friend of James Robinson and LGBT Advocacy and Youth Services.

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