The importance of the gay rights movement including straight parents, relatives and friends can't be underestimated. No civil rights movement can succeed until the general population recognizes and supports the importance the issue. For the gay rights issue PFLAG provided that support that broadened the importance of the issue to the wider non gay population. Gay rights moved from one of just individual right to one of family rights. This movement has been strengthened by the increasing number of gay partners who have become parents raising families. It has moved the discussion from whom you choose to sleep with to how you choose to raise a family. Family values now takes on a meaning that is broad enough to include gay couples.