A message to Wyoming State Senator Lynn Hutchings from PFLAG (VIDEO)

[one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][vimeo id=”318863388″ width=”1000″ height=”600″ autoplay=”no” apiparams=”” class=””][/vimeo][/one_full] With the hyper-fast speed of the Internet Age news cycle, it would almost seem as though people have forgotten Wyoming State Senator Lynn Hutchings’ completely inappropriate comments to a group of Gay-Straight Alliance students who were visiting the Legislature.

But I promise you one thing: The students have not forgotten.

As adults, we should know that the things we say to children can have deep and lasting impacts. If we say something that hurts them, we should do what’s necessary to control the damage we have done.

That’s the message Lorinda Lindley, president of PFLAG – Laramie, wants to make clear. She spoke with Better Wyoming and Wyoming Equality recently about Senator Hutchings and her comments.

The things we say to children can have deep, lasting, and sometimes harmful impacts. PFLAG - Laramie President Lorinda Lindley calls on Wyoming State Senator Lynn Hutchings to realize this, and to issue an apology to the students she dehumanized.