Frank Colasonti, Jr.: Pioneer Paved The Way In Birmingham Schools

November 2013
Between the Lines (10807551);11/7/2013, Issue 2145, p4
The article focuses on efforts put in by gay teacher Frank Colasonti, Junior to get equal rights for gay teachers and students at schools. The article mentions that Colasonti gave a lecture on LGBT community history to students at Birmingham, Michigan-based Birmingham Grooves High School. Colasonti mentions about the support he got from the school administration when he came out in open in 1990 and the subsequent changes in curriculum in 1992 to teach health issues for LGBT people.


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