A 92-year-old mother of two has become a familiar face and staple of the NYC Gay Pride march. Frances Goldin has two lesbian daughters. They both came out to her in 1971, so to show her support Ms. Goldin made a sign reading “I Adore My Lesbian Daughters” and carried it for the first time in the 1971 NYC Gay Pride march. The back of the sign reads, “Differences Enrich Us All”.
In 1993, Ms. Goldin attended The March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation. She decided to add a call to action to her, then, 22-year-old sign and wrote “Please Keep Them Safe”.
Twitter is cheering her on.
I adore this woman❤️
— PAS (@teenytinyflame) June 24, 2018
I ❤️her. As a mom to young kids, I can’t imagine how anyone could turn their back on their child for being themself. Your kid can’t fail you, but u fail at life by not loving unconditionally. Bigotry is utmost failure. Doesn’t everyone want happiness & the best for their kids?
— Jen J. (@enoughisokay) June 24, 2018
You go Momma!
— Marcia Nadell (@jamalo27) June 24, 2018
She has fans around the world as well.
Ça prend plus de parents comme Frances Goldin https://t.co/hc5RK3dY9n
— Jessica Ménard (@Menayer) June 24, 2018
“Yo adoro a mis hijas lesbianas”. El cartel que Frances Goldin, ahora de 92 años, ha llevado a todas las Marchas del Orgullo desde que supo que dos de sus hijas eran lesbianas. https://t.co/TZXyS4nMWP
— montserrat sagot (@sagotmontse) June 24, 2018
Frances Goldin certainly has inspired other families to show their support.
— Alia E. Dastagir (@alia_e) June 24, 2018
Here at pride! Thankful to experience today with my supporters, friends, my partner—Dustin, and his parents who came all the way from South Africa. Happy Pride everyone ️ #Pride2018 pic.twitter.com/5GY2U3urhL
— Matt Pelikan (@mattpelikan) June 24, 2018
— Leanna Renee (@leannuh_renay) June 24, 2018
How do I explain to my mom that I’m a judge at the pride parade because I hate dick? pic.twitter.com/GLmscuNlGJ
— Samantha Ruddy (@samlymatters) June 22, 2018
Happy Pride, NYC!