Dr. Dale Merkle

Dr. Dale Merkle, former president of the local chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG Tri-Cities) who as a member of the Bay City Board Educa-tion (1998-2002) was instrumental in establishing a non-discrimination policy that included sex-orientation in Bay City Schools. Dale has written more than thirty articles that addressed equal civil and human rights for lesbians and gays, and became PFLAG’s Gulf Regional Director after he moved to Atlanta, GA. Dale and his wife, Mary Lynn, has been an advocates for equality all of their lives. We will always remember your advocacy for the LGBT community. Thank you.