Church of the Village (Metropolitan-Duane United Methodist Church)
In 1973, Metropolitan-Duane United Methodist Church church hosted the first formal meeting of "The pArents of Gays,' an organization that is today known as Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The organization began when Jeanne Manford decided to march alongside her son Morty at the Christopher Street Liberation March. After many other marchers asked Manford to speak to her parents, Manford recognized the need for a support organization to help encourage parents to understand and eventually join her in publicly supporting their gay and lesbian children.
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