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MT. CLEMENS – The first meeting of the Macomb county chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will take place at First United Methodist Church beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19.
The group is the result of “a couple of years” of discussion, according to Mike Emswhiler, the group’s co-founder and music director for the church.
“It’s time to bring it to fruition,” he said. Chris Alger, the church’s programs coordinator, is the other co-founder.
Emswhiler said that he and Alger have received support from other local PFLAG chapters and that about twenty to thirty people are expected at the first meeting.
“This is terrific that there will be a new resource in Macomb county to support gay and lesbian people,” said Sean Kosofsky, policy director for the Triangle Foundation. “We hope the PFLAG chapter there will grow.”
“I used to be from Macomb County, so I know the need for it there,” he added.
The first meeting of the Macomb chapter of PFLAG will be held at First United Methodist Church, 57 southbound Gratiot in Mt. Clemens. For more information call Mike Emswhiler at 586-468-6464.