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Straight for Equality: The evolution in LGBT rights did not happen in a vacuum

Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The revolution in equality for people who are gay and lesbian did not happen in a vacuum. For every person in the community who bravely came out and fought, there were people outside the LGBT community – our families, friends, colleagues, and neighbors – who were watching. Many of them [...]

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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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Caribou Coffee apologizes after erasing window art by local gay-straight alliance

Monday, September 30, 2013
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NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- The Caribou Coffee chain is apologizing after a Chicago-area store erased window art completed by a local high school's gay-straight alliance. [...]

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Ad bureau dismisses complaints against ‘You’re having a lesbian!’ campaign

Friday, July 12, 2013
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BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia – The Australian Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) has rejected complaints against a advertising campaign promoting the message “marriage equality is every family’s issue” as it could have a gay child were rejected by [...]

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PFLAG chapter in China demands marriage rights for their gay children

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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GUANGZHOU, China -- A PFLAG chapter in China has sent an open letter to delegates of China’s National People’s Congress demanding marriage equality for their children. [...]

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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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Advocacy groups denounce ‘Dr. Oz’ for debating merits of reparative therapy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Three of the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organizations on Wednesday denounced the syndicated "Dr. Oz" television show for airing an episode debating the merits of so-called reparative therapy, and for positioning a representative of the discredited National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) as an “expert.” [...]

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Longtime LGBT rights champion, former PFLAG president Elinor Lewallen dies

Monday, September 17, 2012
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Elinor Lewallen, a longtime champion of equal rights for LGBT people, and President of PFLAG National in the late 1980s, has died, the organization announced Friday. She was 93. [...]

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PFLAG resource aims to help ‘change the hearts and minds of co-religionists’

Monday, July 9, 2012
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My experience with the civil rights movement of the 1960s (yes, I am that old), makes me realize that the civil rights legislation that ultimately became the law of the land for racial, ethnic, and religious minorities could not have passed without the support of the white majority. More so, [...]

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