From the May 2017 magazine.

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A recent chair of the General Service Board shares his thoughts about diversity

Early in general service, I was uncomfortable when trusted servants discussed diversity.  It concerned me that such topics could be disunifying to the Fellowship.  Years later, I now look forward to the discussions as vital to helping alcoholics stay sober and carry the message of AA to the still suffering alcoholic. 

It has been a personal privilege to experience the love and tolerance that is typically shown to “newcomers” like me.  It seems that...

-- Terry Bedient, Fache

Albany, New York, USA