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New York names Queens street after pioneering gay rights family

Friday, May 2, 2014
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NEW YORK -- A street in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens has been named in honor of the founder of PFLAG and her family. Officials have formally designated 171st Street between 33rd and 35th Avenues as “Jeanne, Jules, Morty Manford PFLAG Way.” [...]

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Obama honors PFLAG founder with Presidential Citizens Medal

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Suzanne Swan with President Obama at a White House ceremony on Friday (left). Jeanne Manford in a 1993 photo.Photo of Swan and Obama by Susan Walsh, Associated Press; Manford photo courtesy PFLAG.
Jeanne Manford, the pioneering straight ally in the gay rights movement, and the founder of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), was honored posthumously with the Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, at a White House ceremony on Friday. [...]

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Jeanne Manford, pioneering LGBT ally, founder of PFLAG, dies at 92

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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Jeanne Manford, mother of gay rights activist Morty Manford, pioneering straight ally in the gay rights movement, and the founder of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), died at her home in Daly City, Calif., Tuesday. She was 92. Manford had been in declining health, said her [...]

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PFLAG kicks off 40th anniversary with year-long look at fight for LGBT equality

Friday, June 29, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), the nation's largest grassroots-based non-profit for families, friends, and straight allies of LGBT people on Friday kicked off its milestone 40th anniversary year campaign, "PFLAG Then & Now…40 Years of Family and Ally Voices." [...]

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