Toronto PFLAG to honour Toronto Maple Leafs' President/GM, Brian Burke with Award

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - In one week, CBC's Ron MacLean and Rick Mercer join as Toronto PFLAG presents its distinguished "Ally Award" to member, Brian Burke, who added his voice to Toronto PFLAG's message of the ongoing struggle to stop homophobia and bullying.

Continuing its leadership in fighting for equal treatment of all, Toronto PFLAG and Mr. Burke joined at City Hall last May to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.  He continues to encourage everyone to combat bullying so no student feels fearful on a school bus or walking hall corridors.

"This award recognizes the importance of allies." said Toronto PFLAG President, Irene Miller.   "Mr. Burke's support assists us in taking the anti-bullying message into schools, inspiring change that keeps families together and ensures LGBTQ individuals feel safe in society."

Toronto PFLAG presents the award at a cocktail reception January 16, 2012, 6-8pm at the Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly Canon - 244 Victoria Street).  Tickets available online at www.torontopflag.org.

About Toronto PFLAG: 

Toronto PFLAG is a fully volunteer-run registered charity which provides outreach in the LGBTQ community;  presents Workshops in schools, universities and in businesses to promote diversity and negate homophobia and transphobia; and offers support to  LGBTQ persons, their families and friends through Monthly Support Meetings, and our 24/7 Telephone Support Line.

SOURCE PFLAG Toronto

For further information:

Media Contact:
Bryn Hendricks
Public Relations, Toronto PFLAG 
416 875 2635
office@pflagtoronto.org

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