PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Posthumously Awarded Presidential Citizens Medal

Earlier this morning in a ceremony at the White House, PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford was posthumously awarded the second-highest civilian honor in our country — the Presidential Citizens Medal — which recognizes individuals “whose service has had a sustained impact on others’ lives and provided inspiration for others to serve.”

The award was accepted by Jeanne Manford’s daughter, Suzanne Manford Swan, on behalf of her mother.

For the full story, visit the PFLAG National Blog.

Photos below are courtesy of PFLAG National.

Suzanne Manford Swan and President Obama

Suzanne Manford Swan and President Obama

The United States honors Jeanne Manford

The United States honors Jeanne Manford

 

To Jeanne Manford from The President of the United States

To Jeanne Manford from The President of the United States

 

PFLAG Blue Ridge at the White House

In December 2012, the White House extended an invitation to regional PFLAG chapter members to attend a meeting to discuss the impact that potential “fiscal cliff” funding cuts would have on the LGBTQ community, particularly youth.

One of our members attended this meeting, and gave us a wonderful report of the day. She was also gifted with the following document — a copy of the signed proclamation by President Obama declaring in 2012 that June is LGBT Pride Month.

Here is a close-up photo of the framed document:

proclamation

And here is the document in its current home, our Charlottesville Group meeting space at ASG:

proclamation at ASG