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Aaron Fricke's Biography

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San Francisco, CA
Apr 2008

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 High School in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Shortly after he came out in 1980, Aaron began seeing another male student, Paul Guilbert, and the two fell in love. Aaron decided to bring Paul as his date to the prom:

The suit brought by Aaron Fricke against his school is considered a major milestone in the history of gay rights. Each year cases of young same-sex couples being discriminated against by their schools happen around the world, and when these cases are brought to court, the suit first brought by Aaron Fricke and Paul Guilbert is invariably cited by the plaintiff's counsel.

Influences

Christopher Isherwood Edmund White Andrew Holleran

Upcoming Works

REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER to receive 21st Century re-print with all new material...

First published in 1981, Reflections of a Rock Lobster is Aaron Fricke's gripping story about growing up gay in a small New England town, his decision to sue his high school principal for his First Amendment legal right to attend his prom with another boy.  TNew Cover for Rock Lobster Reprinthis new edition has been revised by the author and includes a new post script. WARNING: It looks like you have unsaved changes that could be lost. Are you sure you want to leave the current section before saving? 
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      Agents

      Harold Schmidt, New York, NY

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      Publishers

      Alyson Publications

      Interests & Hobbies

      Journaling

      Filmmaking