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PFLAG founder has New York street named in her honour
Apr28

PFLAG founder has New York street named in her honour

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 28 April 2014 17:15 Written by // Sabine Brix

The New York co-founder of PFLAG (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) has had a street named in her honour in NYC’s Flushing.

“Jeanne, Jules, Morty Manford PFLAG Way,” (what a mouthful!) is named after co-founder Jeanne Manford, her husband and son.

PFLAG’s inception began shortly after 1972 when Jeanne Manford marched with her son Morty in the Christopher Street Liberation Day march, marking the first occasion when a parent had done so publicly to support a gay child.

Reactions Manford received  by holding up a sign which stated “Parents of gays unite in support for our children,” prompted the family to develop the idea for the organisation.

[Cover image] Manford and her son Morty marching for LGBT rights. Photo: Wikipedia

Check out PFLAG’s Australian site: www.pflagaustralia.org.au/

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Sabine Brix

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Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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