Jeanne Manford to receive 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal!
From PFLAG National
We at PFLAG National are thrilled and humbled to share the news that our founder, Jeanne Manford, will be posthumously awarded the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal by President Obama at a White House ceremony on Friday, February 15. Mrs. Manford passed away on January 8 of this year, at the age of 92.
The Presidential Citizens Medal recognizes Americans who have “performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.” It is the second-highest civilian award in the United States, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Past honorees include well-known names like Muhammad Ali and Hank Aaron, and other heroes of the LGBT movement like Janice Langbehn, for her efforts for all Americans to be treated equally when it comes to visiting their loved ones in the hospital.
One voice – Jeanne’s voice – changed the world, but it’s been joined by the voices of millions of others who, like you, have called for acceptance, fairness, and equality. Your support has strengthened this collective voice, and PFLAG National thanks you. As the Presidential Citizens Medal reminds us, the work of PFLAGers everywhere is a service to not only our fellow LGBT citizens, but to our country.