Reflections of a Rock Lobster chronicles the true story of Aaron Fricke, a 17 year-old gay student in Cumberland, Rhode Island who found himself a reluctant celebrity when he sued his public high school for the right to escort his boyfriend to his high school prom in 1980. Citing a ”real and present threat of physical harm to [Fricke], [his] male escort and to others…” his principal refused. The case Fricke vs. Lynch and Cumberland High School became a landmark Supreme Court decision and a national media sensation, concluding with a surprising and heart-warming expression of hope and harmony shared among gay and straight teens.
Aaron Fricke is a gay rights activist. He was born January 25, 1962 in Providence, Rhode Island. He is best known for the pivotal case in which he successfully sued his high school for not allowing him to bring his boyfriend to the senior prom at Cumberland...
Causes Aaron Fricke Supports
Elimination of Capital Punishment in the US
Aaron’s Favorite Books
A Single Man Brave New World Nocturnes for the King of Naples The Stranger Frankenstein