Friday, January 27, 2017

Breaking News – Hartford Mayor nominates anti-gay marriage leader for vacancy on the Hartford School Board - Wait What?

Breaking News – Hartford Mayor nominates anti-gay marriage leader for vacancy on the Hartford School Board - Wait What?:

Breaking News – Hartford Mayor nominates anti-gay marriage leader for vacancy on the Hartford School Board


Yesterday, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin nominated Harold Sparrow, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford, to serve on the Hartford Board of Education.
As the Hartford Courant explained, Bronin is now trying to persuade the Hartford City Council to hold a rush vote on Sparrow’s nomination, apparently trying to get a vote as early as this coming Monday, January 27, 2017
Harold Sparrow is new to Hartford, having been appointed President of the Hartford YMCA in the spring of 2015.  His principal experience was serving with the Boston YMCA and as Executive Director of the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston from 2002 – 2007.
In support of Sparrow, Bronin was quoted as praising his nominee for his “extensive experience in organizational leadership and management.”
Bronin is either unaware or worse, intentionally overlooked, the critical role that Harold Sparrow played in opposing gay rights and marriage equality when he was working in Massachusetts.
As leader of the BMA of Greater Boston, Harold Sparrow played a leadership position in the organization’s high-profile opposition to gay rights and marriage equity.


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