Queer Places:
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, 5950 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068, Stati Uniti

Adele Starr (February 10, 1920 - December 10, 2010) organized the Los Angeles chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays in 1976.[1]

Ida Seltzer, later Adele Starr, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 10, 1920, the daughter of an accountant and a homemaker.

In 1941 she married Lawrence Starr, an accountant. In 1951 they moved to the Los Angeles area and settled in Brentwood, where Starr helped her husband establish a private accounting practice.

Adele Starr, at the time a Brentwood mother of five, became an activist for gay rights and marriage equality in 1974 after her second son, Philip Starr, told her he was gay.[2]

Los Angeles P-FLAG, founded in 1976, received more than 7,500 letters requesting information. Every letter was answered by a member of the chapter.

In 1979, she spoke on the steps of the U.S. Capitol at a march for gay rights — a seminal event often credited with uniting a then-nascent movement.

In 1981, members decided to launch a national organization. The first PFLAG office was established in Los Angeles under founding president Adele Starr, who remained president until 1986.[3]

She died on December 10, 2010, at 90 years old.


  1. ^ cite web|url=http://blog.pflag.org/2013/03/adele-starr-pflag-los-angeles-and-pflag.html|title=PFLAG National Blog|publisher=PFLAG National|date=2013-03-08
  2. ^ cite journal|title=Adele Starr dies at 90; unflagging gay-rights activist|journal=Los Angeles Times|date=2010|url=http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/12/local/la-me-adele-starr-20101212|accessdate=26 December 2017
  3. ^ cite web|url=http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews38_51/page3.cfm |title=Seattle Gay News - Page 3 - PFLAG pioneer Adele Starr dies at 90 - Friday, December 17, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 51 |publisher=SGN |date= |accessdate=2015-06-09