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This 92-year-old woman has been taking the same sign to gay Pride 'for over 30 years'

2016-09-13
While stories of acceptance are thankfully far more commonplace nowadays, coming out in 1970 was a very different story for most. But when Francis Goldin's two daughters came out as gay, she immediately became an ally and a defender of not only her daughters but LGBT people everywhere. Now 92, Francis has reportedly been attending New York Pride for over 30 years, and has brought the same sign out over and over again in support of her daughters and the wider LGBT community. sub-buzz-21078-1473370813-4 Speaking to BuzzFeed, Francis explained how her sign, which reads "I adore my lesbian daughters. Keep them safe", has been received over the years at New York Pride. “Since the beginning of the parade, I’ve been going and waving my sign,” Francis explained. “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.” In recent years Francis has used a wheelchair to get out to Pride - including this year's New York march - but can still be found holding her powerful sign. https://twitter.com/NinaGodlewski/status/747126141308256257 https://twitter.com/RomainBurrel/status/772372129455173632 There's nothing quite like a mother's love, is there? More stories: The stunning moment a 12-year-old boy stood up to thousands of anti-gay demonstrators Nyle DiMarco discusses sexuality and changing deaf lives in Attitude’s October issue