OUT cast 05/10/2021
Tune in to OUT Cast on Monday, May 10, to hear Part 2 of a two-part conversation with guest-host Franklin Brooks and his guest Dan Crewe. Part 1 aired on May 3rd. GUEST: Daniel N. Crewe Dan discusses his military career during the 1950’s and 1960’s-an extremely dangerous and homophobic era. Dan also discusses his current interests in supporting arts and music education in public schools and higher education as well as promoting LGBTQ-and HIV educational programming in Maine. Dan has been a prolific social justice and political activist In Maine over the past forty years. He is also a community-engaged philanthropist who has founded two foundations that support LGBTQ civil rights, arts organizations and children’s medical services. Dan is a United States Naval Academy graduate and a retired captain of the United States Air Force. He is a passionate humanitarian and philanthropist; his leadership in the arts, education, and human rights, including LGBTQ support, has had an enormous impact on the lives of countless Mainers. Dan has been a generous supporter of the Maine College of Art for many years and has served on the Board of Trustees since 2011. Dan is the president and chair of the Crewe Foundation. He is currently the chair of the USM Foundation and the chair of the Great University campaign. He is also on the board and is the former president of the ACLU of Maine and is a Trustee of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. In 1992, Dan co-founded Gateway Mastering Studio in Portland which brought Maine to the forefront of the national music business. Since his move to Maine in 1991, he has served on the Susan Curtis Foundation, the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Breakwater School, Equality Maine, and the Maine Audubon. Dan is the father of two daughters and grandfather of four spectacular children. GUEST HOST: Franklin Brooks Franklin Brooks, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW recently retired from teaching full-time in the MSW program at University of New England School of Social Work in Portland. His research has focused on human sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity issues. He serves on the SAGE Maine Board of Directors for whom he co-authored the recently published 2017 SAGE Maine Social Services Provider Survey Report. He has been appointed to the Maine Family Law Advisory Commission and has served on the Board of Directors of The Maine Transnet and the Kids First Center. He has also served on the Council on Social Work Education’s Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and was Chair of the Maine Chapter, National Association’s LGBT Advocacy Committee. Until recently, he had a private clinical social work practice serving the LGBTQH community in Portland. He has a son, Sam, daughter-in-law Keisha, and two wonderful grandchildren, 6-year-old Maya and newborn Zoe who live in Philadelphia. He lives in Portland with his husband, Marvin Ellison. He is also step-parent to Marvin’s daughter Beverly who lives in San Francisco.
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