Forty Years Ago, PFLAG Began….

Forty years ago (1972), Jeanne Manford marched alongside her gay son, Morty, in New York’s Liberation Day Parade after Morty had been badly beaten at a protest while police stood by and did nothing.  She marched while carrying a sign which read, “Parents of Gays Unite in Support of Our Children.”

“I didn’t think anything of it, but I guess it was the first time a mother ever stood up publicly and said, ‘yes, I have a homosexual son and I love him.”

Now there are over 350 chapters of pflag with over 200,000 members.   We love our gay children.

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