Fran Divine became actively involved in the LGBTQ community 16 years ago when her son came out to her. Her vehicle for activism has been PFLAG. She founded her own chapter here in the Mid-Hudson Valley eight years ago. The group has met at the center since the center doors opened. Professionally, Fran was an art teacher in Palm Beach County, Florida. She moved back to New York 10 years ago. She works as an insurance representative for Mutual of Omaha. She is also a cultural care consultant for au pairs.