All of us have heard a lot of myths about homosexuality and gender identity. Some of the following misstatements are things you may have heard or believed: “all gays are promiscuous,” “gays ‘recruit’ younger people and make them gay,” “gay men have weak fathers and strong mothers,” “lesbians hate men,” “gay parents damage their children,” “gays choose their sexual orientation,” “gays can become straight.” Research shows all these statements to be false.

We absorb these myths almost without knowing it, from television and movies, from conversations with friends, from sound bites on the news, from political debates, and from our places of worship.

PFLAG Aiken provides occasional special programs to educate the community at large about LGBT topics.

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