Maryland school board bans fliers after ex-gay controversy

An ex-gay therapy group recently distributed fliers to middle and high school students in Montgomery County, Maryland. PFLAG countered the misinformation being broadcasted, by maintaining that “individuals do not choose to be homosexual or heterosexual, nor is it something that voluntarily can be changed.” PFLAG has distributed 50,000 fliers to all 25 high schools in the county. The Montgomery County Board of Education Policy Committee has responded to the controversy by no longer allowing literature distributed in the schools. Anti-gay, PFOX, sent fliers to students in seven schools last week, prompting PFLAG to hand out affirming literature. PFLAG along with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Equality Maryland Foundation, launched a $3,000 flier campaign today in response to anti-gay leaflets that were distributed to students at Albert Einstein High School in Montgomery County, Maryland this past February.

[via ThinkProgress]