Ames PFLAG chapter to discuss efforts of One Iowa

Frances Myers

The Ames chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will be meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 420 Kellogg Ave. for its September meeting.

The speaker, Justin Uebelhor of One Iowa, will discuss the efforts of One Iowa and other supporters who are working to preserve marriage equality in the state of Iowa.

The Ames PFLAG chapter has several functions in the Ames community. It provides support by offering a safe place for people to come together and share their experiences.

It also seeks to educate themselves as well as others in order to eliminate misinformation created by homophobia and ignorance. The PFLAG Chapter also campaigns for equal justice for gay, lesbian, bisexual as well as transgender individuals not only in the schools, but also in the communities, state, and the nation. Its main objective is to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

The Ames PFLAG Chapter meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Paul Room of Youth and Shelter Services at 420 Kellogg Ave.