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Queens Street To Be Named For PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford And Son Morty

JMG reader Brandon tips us that street in front of the former Queens home of late PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford and her son Morty Manford will be renamed their honor. Final approval of the change is expected before the naming ceremony next weekend. Jeanne passed away in January 2013 at the age of 92. Morty Manford, an assistant New York State Attorney General, died of AIDS in 1992 at the age of 41.

RELATED: On Pride weekend last June, a plaque was posted in the West Village to mark the location of the first PFLAG meeting in 1973. The Manfords founded PFLAG after Morty was beaten while distributing pro-gay flyers outside a 1972 political meeting in Manhattan.

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