On this date in 2013, GVSHP and Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) unveiled our plaque to memorialize and celebrate Jeanne Manford at the Church of the Village at 13th Street and 7th Avenue. Jeanne had died a few weeks earlier at the age of 92, but forty one years earlier in 1972 she held the first meeting at what was then known as the Duane United Methodist Church of what would become an international organization.
Working in partnership with PFLAG and the Church, on April 3, 2013, GVSHP unveiled a historic plaque marker which was later affixed to the exterior of the church in June, memorializing the site of the very first PFLAG meeting, and Jeanne Manford’s work.
Later that year in June, a public unveiling was held when the plaque was affixed to the exterior of the church.
Here is a cool map of all our Historic Plaques.