This 92-Year-Old Has Been Bringing the Same Sign to Pride Marches for Decades

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This newspaper image showing a woman holding a sign that reads “I adore my lesbian daughters. Keep them safe” has been floating all around the internet for quite some time now — maybe you’ve seen it? 

Various photos of the same woman, usually dressed in purple, and her sign have been reblogged on Tumblr thousands of times and regularly make the rounds on Twitter. 

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Here she is in 2015, just two days after the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Same sign, but now about 1,000 times more inspiring. 

A quick Google search brings up a 1997 Washington Post article covering the New York City Pride Parade that mentions her by name.