Matt Robison

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March 2, 1974 – March 8, 2016

Matthew William Robison came from Erie, Pennsylvania in the early 1990s to attend the University of Michigan, where he was active in the Queer Unity Project.  After earning degrees in psychology and social change from UM, he went to Stanford for his J.D. and later worked as an attorney for the ACLU in New York City.  Robison returned to his native state and remained involved in LGBTQ+ activism.

Erie Times-News, April 10, 2016

James Johnstone

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August 2, 1934 – June 26, 2006

A graduate of Michigan State University, Clinton Township resident James Johnstone taught math with the Fraser Schools for 30 years.  He served as a union leader with the Michigan Education Association, was long active in Democratic politics, and was an ardent supporter of the ACLU, NOW, and PFLAG.

Detroit News, July 9, 2006