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Friday, October 24, 2008

Hooray for the YMCA


I'm so excited! I read yesterday that after long battles and much debate, as of January 2009, the YMCA is dropping it's family membership conditions, to now include anyone living at the same address. There is, of course, a backlash against the move. Many people are saying that the YMCA is "trying to cash in on the gay community and young people living together." But the YMCA says simply that they have looked closely at their mission statement and philosophy and feel that this is the proper course of action, at this time. Saying the change is for college roommates, seniors living together and grandparents raising children and that it is about making it more affordable for non-traditional families.

Kudos to you, YMCA for thinking proactively and taking steps to make membership more affordable to everyone. Period. No more discrimination. Now that's what I'm talking about.

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fiwa said...

That is excellent news. Yay YMCA!

Reb said...

That is wonderful news - especially in these days of roommates and taking in boarders to make ends met.

Jay said...

Way to join the 21st Century YMCA!!

Mandy said...

THAT is great news:)

..and people need to chill out about "non traditional" families ..

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

"YYYYYYY em see aaaaa, ooooh YYYYY em see aaaaaa...."

Real Live Lesbian said...

YAYAYAYAYAYYYYY!!!! This is such fantastic news and it really will help so many of us.

Jessica said...

Awesome! :D