Gay helpline pioneer Rose Robertson has passed.
November 7, 2011 4:42 PM Subscribe
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Before the Second World War, Rose Robertson
did secretarial work. During the war, as part of her work for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) in the UK, Robertson parachuted into occupied France to spy on German troop deployments and act as a courier. Her acquaintance there with a gay couple in the French Resistance, and, after the war, friendship with gay lodgers, led her to found Parents Enquiry
, Britain's first helpline to support parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual children, an organization which she operated for many years.
Her work anticipated that of Friends and Families of Lesbians And Gays (FFLAG)
and Parents, Friends (& Family) of Lesbians And Gays (PFLAG)
. She has just passed at 94