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In The Spotlight: Ann & Jim Surles and Their PFLAG Journey

Ann and Jim’s journey with PFLAG began in 1986 when their 24-year old son revealed to them that he was gay. This was not a revelation for himself, and he went on to explain that he had known from a very young age that he was somehow “different”. Having been raised in a very conservative religious community, he felt he could not have come out before his family for fear that no one, even his family, could understand him and how his orientation would impact his family relationship…

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