Michele Nelson has been with our chapter for since 2015, after moving back to New Jersey from Indiana where she was a member of PFLAG Indianapolis.
Michele’s involvement in PFLAG came about while she was in Indiana and was made aware of a video online involving a church supporting a young boy singing a homophobic song. Being a supporter of the LGBTQ community her entire life, she knew this was not something she could allow to happen in her neighborhood. Getting involved with a protest group at the Church allowed her to meet people from PFLAG and become involved.
Michele has been a straight ally supporter of our chapter since she joined and has served on the board in the roles of Vice President before taking over as Treasurer in 2016. In addition to being Treasurer, Michele serves as the co-facilitator of our Toms River support group meeting.