PFLAG executive director to resign

By |2008-04-04T09:00:00-04:00April 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON – PFLAG Executive Director David Tseng announced last week his intention to leave the organization in June, at the end of his current contractual term. Tseng stepped in as executive director two years ago and has proved a powerful advocate for the agency and its causes.
“Over the last two years, David Tseng’s energy and creativity have brought PFLAG to a new level,” said Samuel Thoron, president of PFLAG’s national board of directors. “The establishment of the PFLAG national scholarship program is a key example of our accomplishment under his leadership.
But according to Thoron, it’s far from the only one.
“David has been an able and articulate spokesman for our cause,” Thoron continued. “Under his leadership, the reach and visibility of PFLAG has experienced a manifold increase. We have received outstanding coverage in national broadcast and print media as well as increased exposure on the Internet. He spearheaded our renewed and enhanced advocacy work in the halls of Congress. He has brought us to the forefront in the national marriage equality debate. He had led us in increased outreach to communities of color.”
Tseng not did specify what his future plans entailed, only that he would pursue “additional professional opportunities.”
“I am deeply grateful to President Thoron for his leadership and support, the PFLAG national board for their faith in me; our PFLAG members who have taught me so much; and our devoted and dedicated team of national office staff members,” said Tseng. “I am very proud of the work we have done together. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you in furtherance of our mission on behalf of families and their LGBT loved ones across the nation.”

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Jason A. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University before joining Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. Jason has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author having written the authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," which he released on his own JAM Books imprint.