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Adele Starr, The PFLAG President Who Convinced Parents Nobody Is To Blame For Kids Being Gay, Is Dead

Adele Starr (nee Ida Seltzer), who in 1976 started the Los Angeles chapter of what would become PFLAG, after coming to terms with her son Philip Starr’s sexuality, died in her sleep Friday. She was 90. Starr served as PFLAG’s first president beginning in 1981, and delivered the rousing 1979 speech on Capitol Hill demanding equal protections for gays. The mother of five (including four sons)

On:           Dec 12, 2010
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    • Ronbo


      We are better, much better, for having you.


      Dec 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam

      I’m so thankful people like her exist in the world.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid

      ma’am, thank you. i would wish you to know that history will vindicate your brave pioneering efforts for a kinder more tolerant world; and history will adjudge your kind as the true inheritors and propagators of the christian message of love. you left the world a better place because you opened your heart.

      Dec 13, 2010 at 8:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sug Night

      Thank you, Adele Starr.

      Dec 13, 2010 at 9:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • samthor

      wow. sad. she was a great woman.

      Dec 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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