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One Year Ago Today: PFLAG Plaque Unveiled

L to R: Bishop Alfred Johnson of Church of the Village; Andrew Berman of GVSHP; Suzanne Ramos of the PFLAG Board; Mark Peters, a parishioner of Church of the Village; Rev. Vicki Flippin of Church of the Village; Jody Huckaby, PFLAG Executive Director; and Drew Tagliabue of PFLAG NYC.

One year ago today outside the Church of the Village at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 13th Street, GVSHP helped to unveil a plaque to commemorate the first meeting of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). The organization, which now has 350 chapters in all 50 states, had its humble beginnings right here in the Village when Jeanne Manford and others met for the first time at this church in March 1973.

To kick off Pride Week here in New York, we thought we’d take a look back at some photos from the unveiling that took place on Sunday, June 23, 2013. This event, held in partnership with PFLAG, was part of GVSHP’s historic plaque program.

Andrew Berman addresses the crowd on Sunday, June 23, 2013.
Bishop Johnson leads the group in prayer.
Unveiling the plaque.
Andrew Berman reading the plaque for the crowd.
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The plaque before it was installed.

You can read more about this great event in “PFLAG Plaque Unveiling on a Beautiful Day“, and you can read more about Jeanne Manford in “Remembering Jeanne Manford and the Founding of PFLAG“. Additional photos of the plaque unveiling can be found on our Flickr page.

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