The news was confirmed Thursday by David Kilmnick. He's executive director of the Long Island GLBT Services Network.
Kilmnick says representatives of the state and national PTA will present organizers of the newly formed chapter with their charter at a meeting in Garden City next week.
An official with the national PTA confirms the organization knows of no other PTA dedicated to advocating for gay students.
Kilmnick says anyone is welcome to join.
The group will advocate for stronger measures to protect students from bullying. It also will seek to add the contributions of gays throughout history to school curriculums.
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