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:
Public Relations, Toronto PFLAG
416 875 2635