September 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm EDT | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
Schwartz to host PFLAG event
Carol Schwartz, GLAA, gay news, Washington Blade

Carol Schwartz (Washington Blade file photo by Pete Exis)

Former D.C. Council member Carol Schwartz is inviting members of the LGBT community to join supporters of the Metro D.C. Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) for a 30th Anniversary fundraising party for the group at her Northwest D.C. home on Oct. 1.

Joining Schwartz in organizing the event are Ike Leggett, the Montgomery County executive; and Jay Fisette, vice chair of the Arlington County Board, who’s gay. The three serve as regional co-chairs of Metro D.C. PFLAG.

“This has been a stalwart organization for 30 years starting before it was fashionable to support LGBT causes,” Schwartz told the Blade.

The event is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Oct. 1, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Schwartz residence at 2029 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance online at or by calling Tracy at (202) 638-3852.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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