Join Mayor Setti D. Warren for a flag raising in honor of Pride Month with guest of honor Bob Parlin. The event will be held on the south lawn of Newton City Hall on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 6:00-7:00pm. Sponsored by the Newton Human Rights Commission.
Bob Parlin has taught at Newton South High School for 30 years.
Throughout his career, he has tirelessly advocated for the right of
LGBTQ students to learn in an environment free of harassment,
discrimination, and threats of violence. In 1989, he established the
first Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) in a public school in the US and
continues to serve as its adviser. Mr. Parlin also cofounded the Gay,
Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, which aims to create safe
and affirming schools for all.