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 30 years. We offer a range of information leaflets
and booklets, provide a stall at events or give talks to interested groups.
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.
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 2002 PES was given the Pride Scotland Health Award by PHACE Scotland, which was presented at the Gay
Pride March Festival in Glasgow in June of that year. In 2004, Anne received an MBE from the Queen, at Holyrood Palace, in recognition
of her support of the LGBT community in Scotland.