Jeanne Manford

The elementary school teacher who walked alongside her son in a New York City gay pride parade in 1972 became the cofounder of the support group Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG. President Obama praised Manford in a 2009 speech to the Human Rights Campaign. Her work, he said, was the "story of America." She was 92. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-jeanne-manford-20130110,0,1752261.story" class="center_label">Full obituary</a>

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( PFLAG National / January 25, 2013 )

The elementary school teacher who walked alongside her son in a New York City gay pride parade in 1972 became the cofounder of the support group Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG. President Obama praised Manford in a 2009 speech to the Human Rights Campaign. Her work, he said, was the "story of America." She was 92. Full obituary
Notable deaths of 2012

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