PFLAG founder has New York street named in her honour
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/