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NEW YORK CITY: PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Honored With Memorial Plaque

PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford passed away in January at the age of 92. On Sunday this happened in the West Village:
The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and The Church of the Village unveiled a bronze historic marker now permanently affixed to the facade of this landmark church memorializing the first meeting of what came to be PFLAG, led by Jeanne Manford, at the church in 1973. PFLAG is now a national organization with 350 chapters in the United States and 200,000 members and supporters, which does work internationally as well.
Below is a photo of Manford and her late son Morty at the 1972 Christopher Street Liberation March.  On this Sunday when you pass the site of the above plaque during what we now call the gay pride parade, tip your hat to Ms. Manford and her tremendous legacy.

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