Parents Enquiry Scotland is a voluntary organization which provides information and support for parents whose sons or daughters have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It has been in existence for over 40 years.
Parents Enquiry came into being in 1974 when Marjorie Cameron (now our Honorary President) was asked by Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard if she would take calls from parents of people who had come out as gay. She also appeared on TV and talked on the subject to trainee doctors.
In 1989, one of the people Marjorie talked to was Anne who rang her about her gay son. Anne got involved, and they developed the organization into Parents Enquiry Scotland.
We now have links with LGBT Youth, Parents Enquiry NE in Newcastle, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG), and PFLAG in the USA and New Zealand.
In 2004, Anne received an MBE from the Queen, at Holyrood Palace, in recognition of her support of the LGBT community in Scotland.