Parents unfamiliar with the organization’s twisted message had their eyes opened when their kids brought the flyer home. Social worker Karen Yount-Merrell essentially said WTF when her son brought home a PFOX flyer alongside his report card from Einstein High School.
“I don’t like it,” Yount-Merrell said to Fox. “Everything in this flyer make its sound like the goal is to be [an] EX-gay, [or an EX]-lesbian. It is not embracing of a different orientation. It reiterates a societal view that there’s something ‘wrong’ with you, if you’re not in the norm. If you aren’t heterosexual. And teenagers have a hard enough time dealing with who they are and feeling good about themselves.”
“If people were to actually read the content of the flyer that we’re distributing, they will see there is nothing in here that is insulting or even critical of homosexuals,” said PFOX board member Peter Sprigg. “All it is telling kids [is] that you don’t have to be gay if you don’t want to be.”
Right, kids. You can just be bisexual first and then choose to be gay or straight, like Cynthia Nixon!
Here’s the whole flyer: