New York to Install Plaque Honoring Site of First PFLAG Meeting

Plaque Honoring the First Meeting of PFLAG.

Plaque Honoring the First Meeting of PFLAG. Image via GVSHP

 

Earlier this year we lost the irreplaceable founder of PFLAG, Jeanne Manford, and now in honor of LGBTQ Pride and History Month, the Greenwich Village  Society for Historic Preservation , PFLAG, and the Church of the Village are set to honor the organization by erecting a plaque at the site of the first meeting of the organization.

A mother and school teacher from Queens, Jeanne Manford held the first meeting of what came to be PFLAG at the church after marching in the Christopher Street Liberation Day March (now the LGBT Pride March) with her son and Dr. Benjamin Spock, carrying a sign that read “Parents of Gays Unite in Support for Our Children.” Forty years later, PFLAG has 350 chapters and more than 200,000 members, and has affected countless lives.

The unveiling is set to take place this Sunday, June 23 at 11:45 A.M. at The Church of the Village on 7th Ave. and West 13th St.

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