She was my mother
January 8, 2013 2:16 PM Subscribe
posted by roomthreeseventeen (73 comments total)
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, the former schoolteacher and founder
of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
, has died
at 92 years old.
Born Jeanne Sobelson on Dec. 4, 1920 in Queens, N.Y., Manford became active on behalf of LGBT rights in 1972 after her son Morty was beaten during a Gay Activists Alliance demonstration. After Morty's attack, Manford penned a letter to the editor of The New York Post, declaring "I have a homosexual son and I love him."