Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jeanne Manford, the founder of PFLAG, Passed Away


From The Advocate
“One of Manford’s sons, the late Morty Manford, was gay. He was beaten during a Gay Activists Alliance demonstration in April 1972, and police failed to intervene. She wrote a letter to the New York Post, published April 29, 1972, in which she stated, ‘I have a homosexual son, and I love him.’ Her letter sparked a groundswell of response, and less than two months later, she joined her son at the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade. Her participation and the affirmations she received from others eventually led to the beginning of PFLAG.”
Rest in Peace

2 comments:

Roger Poladopoulos said...

She was indeed a bridge builder and an inspiration as to what one person can accomplish. May she sleep with the angels.

Kyle Leach said...

We were very lucky to have her on our side.