Frank Brooks is a 64 year old Social Worker and Social Work educator born and raised in Maine. He when came out as gay in 1976, he was in a heterosexual marriage and he has a son from that marriage. He was involved in an LGBT parent's group, LGBT social worker's group, volunteered for the AIDS project, worked on referenda and political campaigns, and was a board member of both the MLGPA (now Equality Maine) and the MCLU (now ACLU of Maine). His life's work has been serving the LGBTQ community through both activism and social work. He's worked extensively with the LGBTQ community as a social worker, done dissertation research on gender nonconforming behavior in boys, and worked to make social work curriculum LGBTQ inclusive.
Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine
University of Southern Maine
Social Work, LGBQ Parents, MLGPA, Equality Maine, 1970's, Heterosexual Marriage before coming out, LGBT social work, AIDS, AIDS project, LGBT research, gender nonconforming behavior, Trans health, Trans rights, LGBTQ rights, Referenda, MCLU, ACLU of Maine, Workplace equity, LGBTQ inclusive curriculum, loss of peers, SAGE Maine
History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies
Spigel, Rachel and Wise Horan, Elizabeth, "Brooks, Frank" (2017). Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection. 16.
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