Friday, December 10, 2010
PFLAG Mourns the Death of Adele Starr
The PFLAG family received bad news today. Adele Starr, PFLAG National's first-ever national president, passed away today.
Adele stands as an important figure in PFLAG's history. After meeting Jeanne Manford, the mom who started it all in New York, Adele and her husband, Larry, got to work on organizing parents who were ready to come out in support of their LGBT kids -- and get other people to do the same.
PFLAG's first national office was actually housed in Adele's den in Los Angeles for several years, and even after the office "officially" moved to Washington, D.C., she continued to work for equality for all.
You can learn more about her contributions to our organization on the PFLAG website now. There is also a growing tribute from other past PFLAG National presidents available, too.
Image above: One of PFLAG's earliest logos. Adele Starr was part of the group that established PFLAG's first-ever national logo and name.