Thursday, April 12, 2018

PFLAG To Honor Joy Reid

PFLAG National the nation's first & largest organization for LGBTQ people, their families & allies announced it will honor TV host & political analyst Joy Reid at its 45th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday May 9th at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Ms. Reid will receive her award from Pulse attack survivor Brandon Wolf who is the co-founder & serves as the Vice President of The Dru Project, a nonprofit organization that establishes Gay Straight Alliances in public high schools & provides college funding to future leaders in the LGBTQ community. Wolf stated, “I can think of no one more fitting for the PFLAG National Straight for Equality in Media award than Joy Reid. She has perpetually been among the fiercest advocates of the LGBTQ community & has leveraged her role as a media figure to demand equality for all people & accountability for those in power. I am honored to be presenting this award to my friend & ally.” Reid sated, "It's such an honor to receive this award from PFLAG & I am mindful that it comes at a time when many of the battles for equality for LGBT people that in recent years felt all-but won are having to be re-fought & old fears of injustice are returning. All I can do, as an ally, is stand with you, lock arms with you, listen to you & speak up. If I've done that reasonably well, I am humbled & grateful." PFLAG was founded in 1972 by Jeanne Manford a New York schoolteacher after her gay son, activist Morty Manford, was harassed & beaten she marched by his side in an early precursor to NY Pride & found herself surrounded by young LGBTQ people asking her to reach out to their parents.
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