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NY Daily News – Affirming Our Families, Valuing Our Children

by Dr. Wilhelmina Perry

“It’s true that family compositions have significantly changed since the 1950s. Today, more children are being raised by their grandparents and other family members; single mothers and/or fathers, unmarried couples, step parents, co-mingled families, and yes, same-sex parents. But does that mean we value our children any less?” — Dr. Wilhelmina Perry

LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent is proud to see that our efforts are gaining widespread attention in NYC. The above quote is taken from an article written by our senior convener, Dr. Wilhelmina Perry, and featured in the New York Daily News on May 7, 2012. She encourages readers to ” … affirm all families whether you meet them in your workplace, houses of worship, schools or social settings” for the sake of the children who rely on the family unit for social, physical and emotional support.

The article is informative and provides concrete steps for helping to create change. Read the full NY Daily News article here:

 

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