Adrian Fenty, the mayor of Washington, D.C., was a strong ally in the successful fight for marriage equality in DC. However, there is word that the mayor signed a certificate of appreciation for PFOX leader Regina Griggs. According to a gushing PFOX press release:
The government of the District of Columbia has awarded a certificate of appreciation to Regina Griggs, executive director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX). The certificate, signed by D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty, recognizes Griggs for her “dedication, commitment, and outstanding contributions as Executive Director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays.”
“Regina’ award is well-deserved,” said Greg Quinlan, President of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays. PFOX presented the award to Griggs last week in honor of her ten years of volunteer service to parents and the ex-gay community.
“Regina has served as executive director without pay. Instead, she prefers that donations be used to develop resources for families and teens, to promote unconditional love for all regardless of sexual orientation, and to seek equal access and protection for the ex-gay community,” said Quinlan. “Her dedication is unparalleled.”
GLAA’s Richard Rosendall is looking into this astounding story. More at The Edge. Let us hope that this all turns out to be nothing. It would be remarkably offensive and surreal for DC to celebrate a purveyor of hate and misinformation.