PFLAG Nashville fights bullying in schools

NASHVILLE — PFLAG Nashville is set to end the bullying of all youth. With help from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies and Walgreens, PFLAG’s Care With Pride is a strategic initiative to support the critically important efforts to help end bullying of all youth.

As half of all children are bullied at some point in their school years, including 90% of GLBT youth, Care With Pride will address these numbers through national media, regional events, and digital resources that raise awareness and promote the Safe Schools Action Pack.

The Safe Schools Action Pack is a booklet containing PFLAG’s “Top Ten Ways to Help Make Schools Safer for All Students.” It also contains $65.00 in coupons and rebates from twenty brands within the Johnson & Johnson Family. One dollar from each coupon and rebate redeemed at local Walgreens will support PFLAG’s “Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All” initiative.

“As a corporation at that is committed to the health and care for all people, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies is focused on continuing to uphold diversity and equality through a range of efforts externally as well as within our own organization,” says Scott Creighton, Global Vice-President of the company’s Marketing Excellence Group. “By partnering with PFLAG, we are helping to further their very important work to end bullying and create safer schools for all children.”

Kathy Halbrooks, President of PFLAG Nashville, is excited about the partnership with PFLAG National and the Johnson & Johnson Family. “Bring[ing] public awareness to bullying in our schools [does] something positive to make sure that every student can have the best possible educational experience in a peaceful and safe environment,” she says.

For more information and to download Care with Pride's Safe Schools Action Pack, visit For more information on PFLAG and “Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for all”, visit

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The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

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Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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