Summary: gay rights pioneer who overcame dismay at her son's homosexuality to become a leading voice for gay rights and marriage equality when she founded the Los Angeles chapter of Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays, a gay rights and acceptance organization known then as Parent FLAG, now as PFLAG.
Cause of Death: Complications from surgery
Born: February 10, 1920
Died: December 10, 2010
Location: Santa Monica, California