Frank Bua is a writer, activist, educator, and gay dad. He has served on the boards of directors for Treatment Action Group, Sports Equality Council, and for the past six years, Family Equality.
As an educator, Frank amplifies the silent voices in American history and works to draw parallels between history and the present. Frank fought for and was the first teacher to receive paternity leave in his district, a right now enjoyed by all male teachers. Frank founded and continues to chair an annual dinner in his district to raise money so that all students, regardless of financial means, can participate in field trips.Frank is an in-service instructor and frequent speaker on LGBTQ rights and recently presented on the movement at the annual convention for the National Council for Social Studies. For the past five years, Frank has been elected by his peers to serve as Vice President of the teachers union’s Executive Board, where he has been an outspoken voice on social justice.
On the Board of Family Equality, Frank co-chaired the Night at the Pier gala for four years and continues to chair the event’s silent auction. As the elected Vice-Chair of the Board for the past two years, Frank has focused on adapting the organization to the post-marriage equality landscape, assimilating Family Equality with its two recent mergers, and preparing the organization for the anticipated explosion of LGBTQ families nationwide. As Development Chair for the past four years, Frank helped spearhead the growth of Family Equality’s budget by almost 40 percent and remains one of the organization’s most prolific fundraisers.
Frank believes that fighting for just and lived equality for LGBTQ families is one of the highest privileges of his life. He currently lives on Long Island with his husband, Scott, and their ten-year-old twins, Holden and Zoe.