Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

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Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Founded 1972, New York City, New York, United States
Area served Global
Focus LGBT activism
Method Campaigning, Advocacy, Support groups, Public speaking
Website www.PFLAG.org

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays or PFLAG is an American organization. It is devoted to the cause of homosexual or gay rights while actively involving (as in its' name) parents, family and friends of those individuals. The organization started in 1972 when Jeanne Manford watched in horror as the police of New York City ignored her son being thrown down an escalator, during a protest for gay rights.[1]

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  1. Rankin, Richard (Oct/November 2006, Issue #3). "Talking Tolerance". Wo! Magazine. http://www.wo-magazine.com/website/issuethree/wofront.html. Retrieved 2007-07-13.

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