92-Year Old Mum of Lesbian Daughters Has Been Going to Pride For More than 40 Years

Nothing is more inspiring and noble than a mother’s love.
Frances Goldin is a mother with a heart of gold. For the last 40 years she’s been going to LGBT pride parades supporting her lesbian daughters.

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“Since the beginning of the parade, I’ve been going and waving my sign,” Goldin said.
“It sort of hit a nerve with people, particularly those whose parents rejected them. The response to the sign is always so great — it urges me to keep going.” She told Buzzfeed.

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The woman in this picture is the mother of Sally and Reeni, 70, and 68, who grew up on the Lower East Side of New York City with their parents and came out as lesbians soon after New York City’s first Pride Parade in 1970. The event is held annually on the last Saturday in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots.

When Sally and Reeni were asked since when did their mother go to the parades, they answered: Since the beginning!

While the original sign did not include the sentence: Keep Them Safe, she decided to include it after the 1993 LGBT march on Washington, DC. Because, in her own words, A protest sign must have had a demand.

The back of the sign reads: A proud parent of lesbians.

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Credits: Buzzfeed / Courtesy of Frances Goldin

Sally, one of her daughters, said: “She’s met people who she is still very close to at the parades, she’s a model for how parents should be behaving towards their kids.”

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Reeni added: “[My mother] believes in equality and fairness and what’s right. She really puts her money where her mouth is. She works for it. That’s her life. That’s just who she is.”

Source: Washington Post / Buzzfeed

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